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{Celebratory Birthday Trip}

I had been waiting for this trip for a very long time. It was a trip that my sister and I had excitedly planned for months leading up to the big day. It was time for our trip to California!

I knew that we would travel well together, as my sister and I are very close. I feel so incredibly blessed to have a sister who is my absolute best friend and understands me like no one else. At the end of June I had a big birthday where I turned THIRTY, so naturally I wanted to celebrate it in a big way. A few months ago, I suggested going to San Francisco and also hitting wine country because it would be a trip that we both would love. San Francisco has so many things to see and do, and I’ve always wanted to visit wine country.

So we booked our trip, planned a majority of our itinerary in the Denver airport during our layover on the our way out and had the best trip. EVER.

I will break our trip out over a few posts because there was so much packed into the five days we were in California! We started out with lunch at Fisherman’s Wharf, as it was a beautiful, sunny day. We got lucky as the temperatures were higher than normal when we were in San Francisco.

Fisherman’s Wharf was definitely a favorite spot for us, as it was within walking distance from our hotel (we stayed on Lombard Street — great location!), and we loved being by the ocean.

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The afternoon of our first day in the city we took a bus tour around the city. And it was so worth it! I loved being able to see every neighborhood and all the historical landmarks in the city. San Francisco has so much culture to see and many buildings with incredible architecture.

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We loved seeing the Golden Gate Bridge! We were very lucky because there was no fog the day we went over the bridge. Although I was the only one wearing a tank top with no coat, and it was beyond CHILLY. Next time I will definitely bring a jacket! Pretty sure our bus driver thought I was completely crazy. He continued to tell us to put our coats on over over, and I knew he was referring to the crazy curly haired girl in the back of the bus…aka me. Note to self: next time wear a parka!

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This view. Holy wow.

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My sis and I clearly loved the bridge.

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At night we met up with my childhood friend, Nicole, and her husband for a Giants game. Talk about a blast! It was so fun to see Nicole and spend time with her in her home city, as well as finally meeting her husband.

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The stadium has a gorgeous view of the bay. Seriously, could it get any better?

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Of course every event requires a photo shoot. This is way too beautiful to not be called picture perfect!

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Our first day in San Francisco was an absolute blast! So much fun and can’t wait to share more with each of you about my amazing birthday trip.

Angela

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