California Vacation Snapshot

View-Looking-up-at-Golden-Gate-Bridge-while-Driving The Golden Gate Bridge


View-of-San-Francisco-and-Bay-Bridge-from-Angel-Island San Francisco and the Bay Bridge from Angel Island


Sailboat-on-San-Francisco-Bay San Francisco Bay


The-Painted-Ladies-Colorful-Homes-San-Francisco-Landmark The Painted Ladies in the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco


Entering-Muir-Woods Muir Woods


Fallen-Redwood-Tree-in-Muir-Woods Fallen Redwood in Muir Woods


View-of-the-Pacific-Ocean-North-of-Muir-Woods-South-of-Point-Reyes View of the Pacific Ocean north of Muir Beach


Russian-River-Valley-Healdsburg-California-Grapes-on-Vine Russian River Valley


Russian-River-Valley-Healdsburg-Winery-MacRostie MacRostie Winery Tasting Room in the Russian River Valley


Downtown-Healdsburg-California Downtown Healdsburg, California


Robert-Mondavi-Winery-Napa-Valley-California Robert Mondavi Winery in Napa Valley, California

I just wanted to share a few photos from our trip to California.  We first visited San Francisco for a few days, and then drove to Muir Woods.  From Muir woods we traveled up the coast, heading inland where the Russian River meets the Pacific Ocean.  We spent the rest of the time in both the Sonoma and Napa Valley regions.  It was amazing, and I cannot even begin to detail all the gorgeous places we visited in just one blog post.  So, consider this a teaser to a few more posts about our whirl wind vacation to California.

Hope you enjoy these snapshots!

xo, Maria



  1. July 23, 2015 / 6:56 am

    Looks like you had wonderful weather. Can’t wait to see more.

    • July 24, 2015 / 11:41 pm

      Thanks Nora! I think you’ll like the Mission District pics. It’s such a cool place with rich history. Lots of gentrification going on, and people responding with art murals. Truly amazing stories painted in alleyways! So beautiful, a bit heart wrenching, and intriguing all in one.

  2. July 23, 2015 / 11:58 am

    awesome pictures! That one of the grapes is my favorite! Beautiful!

    • July 24, 2015 / 11:38 pm

      Thank you!

    • July 24, 2015 / 11:38 pm

      Hope you get to visit San Fran soon, it is marvelous!

  3. July 23, 2015 / 2:34 pm

    The picture of the houses are so cute!

    • July 24, 2015 / 11:37 pm

      Thanks so much!

  4. July 24, 2015 / 5:09 am

    Absolutely beautiful pictures! Nx

    • July 24, 2015 / 11:37 pm

      Thank you!

  5. July 24, 2015 / 11:33 am

    Great pics! It looks so lovely . . . and serene. I look forward to seeing more! xoxoxoxo Aline

    • July 24, 2015 / 11:37 pm

      Thanks Aline!

    • July 24, 2015 / 11:37 pm

      Yes! It is an amazing city!

    • July 28, 2015 / 9:04 am

      It is an amazing city! Love it so much!