San Francisco or Bust

Although we’ve been away from our jobs for nearly a month now, the travel portion of the Chasing Summer sabbatical began in earnest on August 9, 2010, with a flight from Atlanta to San Francisco. Our week at the beach in Destin and the few days that Jared spent in Montreal with his EO forum were certainly special, but our flight out West kicked off the official beginning of our around-the-world itinerary. If things go according to plan, we won’t be back in Atlanta for at least the next 6 months.

We’ve both visited San Francisco before, as did 15.4 million other tourists last year alone, which could make it the least exotic stop on our itinerary.  Nonetheless there were plenty of fun touristy things to do there, like riding the cable car to Lombard Street, taking a great tour of Chinatown (thanks Linda!), and enjoying a ferry ride to Sausalito.  Many thanks to Jared’s good friend Marty for putting us up in his chic SoMa apartment.

As has become a Chasing Summer tradition, we’ve put together a short video to summarize our 3 days in the bay.  What this video doesn’t capture is the unique spirit of the San Franciscan people — and that’s what makes the city special.  They are creative, liberal, artistic, entrepreneurial, and cutting-edge.  There aren’t a lot of other cities in the US that we’ve consider living in, but San Fran is certainly one of them.

You can expect more blog posts and videos to come as our 2 week driving tour of the California coastline continues.

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6 responses to “San Francisco or Bust

  1. Mom & Dad

    What a wonderful video with one of our most favorite songs! We feel like we are living the trip with you watching your incredible video. Continue to have fun and keep us posted.

  2. poppy

    I do not know if you remember the bar on top of Skyhaven or not. It was paterned after the Mark Hopkins Hotel in S.F. I doubt if you saw this Hotel which is very famous on top of Nob Hill.
    Love to you both.
    Poppy

    • Poppy, of course I remember the bar at the top of Skyhaven. It was a fantastic space. We never made it to that hotel but it gives us something to look forward to the next time we’re in SF. Love you too. -Jared

  3. RC

    The song was a perfect fit!

  4. Hi Jared and Lauren:

    I am honored to have been included in your personal video tour of your “year off.” You captured the essence of Chinatown in all your photos and you certainly did take a photo of all the goodies found in the herbal pharmacy. Should I tell your family and friends exactly what I was holding in my hand? 🙂

    You both look so happy and healthy!
    Warm regards, Linda

  5. WISH WE HAD KNOWN YOU ALL WERE IN DESTIN…YOU WERE ABOUT AN HOUR AWAY FROM US IN PANAMA CITY BEACH! HOPE YOU ALL HAVE A BLAST ON THIS WONDERFUL JOURNEY!!!! WE’LL STAY IN TOUCH WITH YA!!!! LOVE N HUGS, JUDY & CHARLES

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