Surprise surprise! J’s family is super awesome and the past few years they’ve gone on a big trip for Thanksgiving instead of holing up at home with a Turkey. The first year they started the tradition, we went to Beaver Lake in Arkansas and still had a real Thanksgiving dinner, it just actually looked and smelled like fall outside. Last Year they went to Colorado, but since I was hoarding PTO I didn’t get to tag along. This year though, I’ve been planning (and nagging every time location came up) and this year we’re heading to San Francisco.
I love where my parents are in Virginia, and Florida was also always great, but my favorite place in the U.S. is, by far, the West Coast. I spent 3.5 days in San Diego in December of last year, and fell forever in love. To say I’m excited is a huge understatement. I’ve been counting down the weeks since we settled on the location over the summer, but now it’s getting real.
So blogger friends, I need your suggestions! We’ve definitely got a few places on our list like Muir Woods, and the aquarium at Pier 39. But I’d love to hear your suggestions as well for food and entertainment, and where a girl just has to go with her rented wide-angle lens. Give me your favorite spots and the things tourists often forget to do. We lucked out and nabbed a place that has a pretty neat view of the bay, but I’m all ears when it comes to the best places for photos of the bay and the city.
J and I have also been put in charge of figuring out where to eat on Thanksgiving. So, uh, what’s even open?
I know at least of few of you fellow bloggers live in the bay area, and at least a few more have visited, so give me all your wisdom! We fly out in 2 weeks, and I’m officially counting the hours.