The Industrial City

For my Christmas break I flew to California to visit my mom - who lives in Sunnyvale Silicon Valley about an hour away from San Francisco!

Painted Ladies  -  one of the most iconic images of San Francisco: colorfully compacted Victorian-style homes along steep hills. 

Immerse yourself in San Fran's Chinatown, full of family owned restaurants and shops. The streets are lined with lanterns that light up at night:


The first trip to the city was a rainy one. 

While trying to find the Golden Gate Bridge, we traveled through Golden Gate Park and found Lands End, at sunset, on a very windy day. 

On my last day visiting, also known as Christmas,

my mom and I took a day trip up the Pacific Coast Highway...

First Stop: Carmel


There really is nothing more calming than the sunset along the ocean's horizon.