The long long drive…

Last Saturday, Dave and I headed out on a road trip to San Francisco.  If you’ve been reading my blog, then you’ll know it’s because I attended a photography seminar with Visual Supply Co.  (I’ll write more about that later this week).  I decided to try something new for our vacation photos–I was only going to use my SLR for something that I foresaw myself framing.  Everything else was done with my iPhone 4, and instagram.  It’s funny…I was much more excited to take pictures with my cell phone than my SLR (probably because taking it out when your in a restaurant or in a really busy place is sometimes awkward.)

Here’s a few of my favourites.  You can view the rest on Flickr (the gallery images below link to Flickr)

We are going here.

Seattle Tunnels.

Lodekka.  The coolest vintage dress shop ever.  Portland.

Rolling Hills…somewhere…South of Portland…. :S

Password: Tacos.

Taking the Coastal Road.

Giant Trees.

This was supposed to be a view of something.  It was a view of fog, that day.

Thanks, 1960′s kitsch.  You made the Redwood Forest an…experience…of some sort.

Yeah, we drove through the tree.

They’ve cut down a lot of the surrounding trees since I was there last (15 years ago). :(

So. Much. Fog.

So close!  But then…there was a crazy accident.  And we sat in traffic for an hour before we got anywhere. :(

Aha!  Arrived!  …And so has the fog.

Waiting for the bus, downtown.

OMG.  Tastiest BBQ’d ribs.  @ Asqew Grill restaurant, Haight st.

Morning view from our hotel.

Speaking of our Hotel…it’s the blue and white building.

This was pretty tasty too. (gourmet mexican hot chocolate. mmm.)

Downtown…

In Hippie Land.  The Red Victorian.  Look it up.

Last dinner in San Fran.  On the Pier.  Seafood Pasta.  Mmm.

California.  No airconditioning.  Bad.

Mt. Shasta.  The drive home.

Rest Stop.  Hours in car up till this point: 8.  Starting to go squirrely.  Taking pictures of my feet.

No airconditioning + 10 hours in a car = Weeeee!

My husband burps sunbeams.  He’s just that special. (12 hours)

Our melted brains couldn’t resist McDonalds.  Look how pleased Dave is!

And then the sun set.

But we still weren’t home.

It was only 17 1/2  hours after we left San Francisco that we got home.  To a very needy cat.  And a comfy bed.

The end.

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Dave&Courteney:SANFRAN, a set on Flickr.



2 Responses to “The long long drive…”

  • Wendy Says:

    So cool! I was just there 2 weeks ago with friends. I love the Red Victoria picture as we had breakfast there in the Peace Cafe on our last day.

    The Instagram effect suits San Francisco so well too, nicely done!

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