When I posted about visiting San Francisco for Thanksgiving last year, I showed the photos we’d taken of our boys with the Golden Gate bridge in the background on previous trips. This has become a family tradition which we were hoping to be able to continue on this trip. Well, we did get a photo, but from the south side of the bridge – whereas all our previous photos had been taken from the north.
The reason why is simple: public transportation. San Francisco has a great bus, tram and train network, which we used every day – and found easy to use, easy to navigate and cheap. But it was not easy to take a public bus over the Golden Gate Bridge on a Sunday – and still have time to do anything else. We considered compromising on our ‘public transit only‘ goal, but in the end decided that a photo from the other side of the bridge would serve just as well.
Great picture. You should tell me next time you are in town and I could play tour guide if you need one.
What a lovely travel tradition! Thanks for sharing.
That’s weird. I don’t remember the sun ever coming out while you were here!
The bridge makes an awesome backdrop every time.
I have this picture of my son and I in front of the bridge on our fridge, and I’m looking at it the other day and even though it seems like just yesterday, he already looks so much older
Hey that’s my bridge! 😉 Love the Golden Gate bridge, brings back so many happy memories of home!
Yes, sun in January? Oh, to live anywhere but Seattle…
What a treasure! Those photos are fab!
Great photos. I’ve always wanted to see Golden Gate. Love the matching red t-shirts
Love the pictures! I love little traditions like that. It will be a nice thing for your kids to have when they are older! We adore San Fran!
As much as I love bridges myself, maybe the bridge-in-the-background tradition is one I should start!
Thanks for sharing
I hear ya about MUNI (SF’s public transportation system). Sometimes it runs like a clock and sometimes it don’t.
I wrote a book, “50 Greatest Photo Opportunities in San Francisco.” In the book I give directions for using the bus to all 50 places. Figuring all of that out was a chore.
Cute wee ones !
the bridge is pretty amazing alright
This is such a great post. I really love family traditions and this one
seems so meaningful as well as being fun!