July 30, 2013
The last part in my San Francisco photo series - Paxton Gate. Before dinner one evening we happened upon this shop full of amazing natural history items -- fossils, taxidermy, shells, plants... Ultimately I was paralyzed by choice and didn't actually buy anything, but I could have bought basically everything. I wish Seattle had the equivalent of this place (or if it does, I hope I find it soon).
July 28, 2013
I've gotten behind with my blog - I'm going to wrap up the San Francisco pictures in the next post and get back to our regularly scheduled Seattle images! We visited Mozilla HQ where my brother works. Very swank little office space. Mozilla has meme/internet-culture-named conference rooms. I approve. The Mozilla himself. San Francisco's row houses are very cool, lots of people paint them ornately, and/or with very vibrant colors. A paper fish parade! I need to make one of these. Dustin is featured in the window reflection.
July 7, 2013
We visited Muir Woods on a Friday, which is one of the last remaining stands of old growth Coast Redwoods in the Bay Area. Super beautiful, and highly recommended. You have to cross the Golden Gate Bridge if you're headed there from the city, so extra bonus points for that. A few additional pictures are on Flickr.
July 1, 2013
The ferry to Alcatraz, with wind turbines and solar panels.
John in the library. (This was an audio tour so we all had a headset and playback device.)
Where grenades hit the floor during the Battle of Alcatraz.
View of San Francisco from the island.
A seagull guards her chick (spotted fluff under the bush there).
More seagulls and chicks - I didn't know they were spotted until this trip!
Walking to dinner later past some nicely painted row houses.
Just north of Chinatown, up a street so steep it needs steps on the sidewalk.