Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Mt. Tamalpais | SF, CA

Sometimes you just have to get the heck out of dodge. And by that I mean, have someone else remind you that there is life outside the city and it's worth packing up to visit. You don't even have to dress up when you go there, imagine that? That's something I only note because the few times I opt to run around San Francisco in lazy wear, I'm reminded that this is not the place to do so. Everyone else is always so done-up so I'm never in good company as a weekend slob. Oops.

But back to gittin' outta dodge: That's exactly what happened last weekend when my MIL was in town. While we took her around proper in SF on Saturday, she had told us that a dream of hers was to hike Mt. Tamalpais on Sunday. So that is what we surely did. After swilling back hot coffee and munching on bagels, we all loaded into my BIL's car to head about 30 minutes north into Marin. 
 ^Over the river and through the woods, to Mt. Tamalpais we go...
  ^I need to post on Jay's style evolution here soon. I've slowly but surely been adding pieces to his look and I'm so in love with it.
^We braved gorgeous tree canopies with sun soaked beams flying through.
^And stared at scenery that looked like it should have Julie Andrews prancing atop it, arms open wide
^We admired new vegetation.
^And pressed onward as we moved higher and higher and into an even better view.
^See San Francisco back there?
 ^My BIL taking in the view from the top.
 ^We did it.
^Chandler was a wee bit tired...
^Yet, very happy indeed- ha!
 ^I got to spend some QT with this great lady.
 ^View of the Pacific Ocean on the descent.

Bars, cafes, boutiques and restaurants are all very nice - but it's hard to beat this kinda day. Especially when the sky is bright blue and the sun is shining. It's nice to be reminded of that.
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Ashley Lillis said...

The views from Mt. Tamalpais are so stunning, and I love that you could actually see San Fran in the background! It sounds like you had a great weekend with your MIL, and I love that picture of Chandler! He looks like he's so happy hiking and hanging with y'all!

Pat Hatt said...

That sure is the right way to get outta Dodge. Chandler sure looks happy and pooped out haha

Kaitlyn Danielle said...

Wow! Beautiful! I love mountain views. I can see why your MIL wanted to hike it. Quality family bonding time right there :)

Nadine said...

Oh my, those views!!!! That is breathtaking! And I just love the pictures with Chandler. Such a happy pup!

Kara said...

What a seriously gorgeous day!! That photo of Chandler is one of my FAVORITE ever!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

i think blogger ate my comment. rude. sorry if this is a duplicate.
that picture of chandler is legit the best picture of all time.
beautiful views and looks like a gorgeous day. glad you were able to get out of the city!