Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Girls Weekend in San Francisco

Our dear friend Tanya, who I have known for 14 years now, when we were in the same woman's bible study, moved out to Alamo, California with her family.  We've been talking about going out to see her for years, so finally - Virgin America had a sale we couldn't refuse!    Here is the three of us at a really great vineyard in Sonoma.

Michelle  and I left super early in the AM and our 5 hour trip was so quick because we talked and laughed the whole time!

Every time I traveled (I was traveling 4 out of 5 days a week to places all over the world!) There was something about change of place + change of pace = change of perspective. I always became clear of mind at 35,000 feet altitude.  I often used that time to pray and get clarity!

When we got there, Tanya took us on a Pacific Coast tour going to see places like Monterrey, Santa Cruz and Carmel!

The next day we hit Napa and Sonoma, and then went into Danville ( a really quaint town for dinner!) This was more my style of just relaxing, eating and enjoying.

Our last day was shopping in Walnut Creek (another super great town) and then hitting the Golden Gate Bridge!  While it was 5 pm pacific time, Michelle was saying goodnight to her kids on the East Coast. :-)

We had dinner in a beautiful town of Sausalito on the water (reminded me a little of Sorrento and Capri in Italy.)  

It is definitely tempting to want to live out here, especially when you see the views from Tanya's house.  Here's what she looks at everyday from her backyard:

 And this is her front!

Looks like Tuscany, doesn't it?  The views were lovely, but it doesn't really matter where you go, the fun of the vacation is truly being with people you love and enjoy----and it was so fun to catch up with Tanya's family!  I always feel so grateful to God for these amazing blessings and thankful to my husband for giving me such a gift.  We decided we'd try and do this every year, so next year she will come out closer to us for the girls weekend!!! Woot woot.

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