Highlights from our weekend in the Bay Area

Golden Gate Bridge from Marin Headlands

Marin Headlands view of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Pug at Bettes.
My daughter’s pug Waffles at Bette’s Oceanview Diner. Bette’s is another must.
ping pong table in airbnb
Our amazing airbnb complete with sauna and ping pong table. The ping pong was nonstop with our kids.
airbnb luxe bathroom
My son hanging out in the ridiculous luxe bathroom in the airbnb. I could write a full post about this place.
morning glories in Berkeley
Down the street from the airbnb. Gorgeous neighborhood and morning glories.

Our son found the airbnb for us. It was half the price of a tiny hotel room. I can’t wait to come back. It’s the bottom floor of a two-story house in a gorgeous neighborhood and only one mile from where our kids live.

I haven’t been a fan of the Bay Area. I don’t like the homeless, the damp, the filth that one thinks of when visiting San Francisco. Fortunately, I didn’t see any of that the entire weekend. Only when we’d drive, I’d see the homeless encampments along the freeway and under overpasses. The problems exist, but not where we stayed. I think that’s part of the problem, the people who are in charge aren’t adversely affected and can look the other way.

I do want to go back. The weather, food, the airbnb and of course hanging out with our family was amazing. My view of the Bay Area has changed for the better. I can kind of understand why my kids want to live there.

What places have you visited that you never want to go back? Where are your favorite places to visit?

15 thoughts on “Highlights from our weekend in the Bay Area

  1. I love every place I’ve ever gone. Yet I want to go back to almost none of them. Tahiti would be the exception. Otherwise I want to see everything.

  2. I, too, tend to visit places over and over. That will change once the pandemic is over. Next summer we plan to travel more. We added a puppy this summer, so that kind of put a kink into our plans.
    For now, I am living vicariously through you. πŸ™‚

  3. Glad you enjoyed your visit here. I know what you mean about the homeless, but there are some really beautiful spots. I wrote about an adventure I went on through San Francisco for my A to Z challenge this year. Even though I have lived in the Bay Area my entire life, most of these beautiful spots were unknown to me.

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