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Golden Gate Bridge, Sausalito & the Painted Ladies

Updated: Aug 6, 2020

We woke to a very foggy morning which turned into a stunning day. On our way to Sausalito we stopped at one of the Golden Gate vista points before moving on to coffee and a delicious lunch in Sausalito. The Bocce restaurant came highly recommended by a friend of Cam’s and proved so good. The restaurant has a Bocce pitch - which is a game similar to Boules. While we waited for our lunch to arrive, Cam was keen for he and Alex to challenge the “parentals” to a match. He’s very competitive (I wonder where he got that from??) and found it difficult to swallow that we were actually rather good at the game, and won! Lots of fun and banter in the process. Next on the agenda was a visit to the Muir Woods, via a twisting and turning road. Long story but we didn’t actually hike in, choosing instead to continue the drive out to Muir Beach, then onto Battery Spencer look-out point, to see the bridge in all its glory in the sunshine. Stunning! Our touring continued to the Painted Ladies - a number of homes built in the Victorian and Edwardian eras. The colours are gorgeous, as was all the detailing on the exteriors. Cam took us onto the house where Mrs Doubtfire was filmed. What an exclusive area this was with seriously beautiful and large homes. Last stop was the supermarket to replenish the wine, beer and dinner stocks. A superb day out. Lucky us!

Bocce pit at our restaurant
Looking from Sausalito to Alcatraz
Golden Gate Bridge
View from the Bar Bocce - Shag drying his wings
View from Sausalito
Some of the painted ladies of San Francisco
Downtown San Fran
Mrs Doubtfire's house!
Muir Woods
Muir Woods - hiding!

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