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.