In former times the people came to San Francisco for the gold, our reason was the IT industry. However, as it is quite hard to work over the holidays, we must spend the next few days exploring the other sights of this breathtaking, creative, and exciting city …
Immediately after we left the airport building in San Francisco, two young travelers asked us to buy their car. They only had three ours left to their flight. After a little thought, we refused, although it was certainly an interesting way of travel.
From the airport, we went to Oakland, where, together with our former headmaster Mario Mosbacher, we moved into our new home. One reason for his arrival – in addition to the great city and landscape – was to help us in the further development of our project and to support us at some meetings in the next days.
On our first day in Francisco we went to Fisherman’s Wharf where, beside some interesting ships and restaurants, we had a great view on Alcatraz.
Of course, you can’t go to San Francisco without a walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. But before that, we explored the surrounding landscape.
A picture of the bridge from the standard perspective should not be missing as well:
On the last day of the year we drove to the Napa Valley to see where our New-Year-Evening-Drink comes from. Apart from wine, the region also has a lot of other stuff to offer. Amongst other interesting sights we passed a geyser, a petrified forest and in general a great landscape.
Since our house was on a mountain we spent the New Year’s Eve in our residential area. As everyone can probably confirm from their own experience, it is somewhat difficult to get a good picture of a firework or a good view at night with the camera of a mobile phone. Nevertheless, maybe the following picture can give an impression of the panorama. Happy New Year!
With some delay (we overslept) we went to Santa Cruz. Arriving in the hometown of Jack O’neill, we got to know the regional shoreline and the hustle and bustle.
On the way home, we noticed that we have rarely seen such a diverse region as California. On our short journey, we crossed the Black Forest, Italy and a few other countries …. And all within just an hour! Besides that, we also had a short stopover on Highway 1:
By the way, the next few days will include appointments at Microsoft and the UC Berkeley. We are curious!