Taking Pictures

Last gasp at reliving my summer vacation

June 8, 2010

Last vacation post, I swear! I just had to share some more photos, and then, I promise, I’ll get back to real life and out of vacation mode. Be warned–this is a very pic heavy post! Proceed at your own peril:

The infamous Alcatraz. We didn’t go to the island this trip because we’ve both been–it’s an utterly creepy, surreal place. But it is a pretty picture.

We stayed in the Financial District, about 4 or 5 blocks from the Embarcadero area. Our hotel was the Le Meridien, and we had a beautiful bay view room on the 23rd floor. There were floor to ceiling windows that gave us a view of Coit Tower to the north and over by the Ferry building to the east. The kid LOVED standing up and looking out the window (and banging on the window too, he got quite the kick out of that). The first few times it was a little freaky for me to see him standing there, but eventually I got used to it.

The Ferry Building. We spent a LOT of time here–they’ve got amazing food vendors and restaurants here and it was only a few blocks from our hotel. Win-win.

My husband (and my reflection). Part of the reason for our trip was that it was our 4th wedding anniversary, and we like to try and celebrate every year by taking a vacation or at least getting a hotel room and pretending we’re on vacation. I’m so lucky to be married to him, and I’m so glad that he’s the father of my kid–he’s a fantastic husband and amazing father!

Have I mentioned that I love this kid?

Next time I’m complaining about parking, someone remind me of this photograph.

We went to the Aquarium of the Bay one day. It’s a smaller aquarium, but it’s got this cool tunnel that you walk through while fish and sharks swim around you. It was pretty neat. This photograph of the jellyfish wasn’t a part of the tunnel, but I thought it was so cool I had to share it (N.C. took this one).

There are more photos…just click through

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Snippets of a vacation

June 4, 2010

Whoa, so you guys? We took over 200 photos on the regular camera, and probably close to 100 on our phones during our trip to San Francisco. Not to mention the 12 videos we took with the flip. So, um, it’s going to take me a while to go through all the “real” photos to […]

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A day of memories via iPhone

May 18, 2010

This blog has gotten way too serious lately, and I’m starting to get all angsty about it. The last few posts may not show it, but I’m really adverse to confrontation and have never been one to put myself in the middle of disagreements. I’m basically the most passive person you’ll meet, and the last […]

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Pinks and greens on a sunny day

April 24, 2010

It’s a beautiful day here in Southern California–sunny, with a light breeze, not too hot, not too cool. It’s days like today that make me so happy we live here–it may be expensive but damn if it isn’t gorgeous. I was supposed to go to an honest to goodness tea party today (the kind with […]

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The forgotten photographer

April 14, 2010

I was looking back through my archives the other day as I’ve been cleaning the ole blog up, and I realized I haven’t really posted any photographs since January. January! That makes me frustrated with myself, because I really do enjoy taking pictures (and not just of the baby) and for a while there, I […]

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