We realize now we had frittered away our many visits to one of the most scenic areas in the country. Now those visits will happen less often and – in a bit of a panic and with some regret – we know we can’t possibly see and do all the things we would like.
Our time on this trip was limited, so we agreed on three places to see and do in the San Francisco Bay Area.
From Cupertino we drove up to San Francisco to visit #3 on our list, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, abbreviated to SFMOMA. We’d put this off for a long time due to the cost but decided to turn the day into a “vacation” day (and dip into that budget). What a wonderful day it turned out to be!
#2 on our list was a quick stop to see the new Apple headquarters in Cupertino. It’s worth a stop only if you’re in the neighborhood – and we were.
#1 on our list was the Don Edwards National Wildlife Refuge. If you love watching birds this would also be high on your list. (If you don’t, you might be shaking your heads now.)
Tomorrow we pack our bags yet again to start a long road trip across the US and Canada. From the Pacific Ocean in California we head slowly northeast, touch down in Maine two months later, and then swing southward until we are in southern Florida a full seven months from the time we started. It will be a slow trip, and we hope to see a lot.
While we will have many opportunities to see birds as we drive across the country, we will have fewer opportunities to see glorious art like we enjoyed at SFMOMA or grand architectural feats like Apple’s new campus. San Francisco Bay Area, we enjoyed our visit. Now we look forward to our chance to discover new places and visiting others we’ve not seen for many years.
Let the adventures begin!