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