Saturday, May 1, 2010

Errands on the first day of May

How did I end up here? Welll...hmmm. Mom and I headed out on some errands this lovely morning... And, then...thinking it would be nice to try a doggie park a few towns down the road....
Off we went to Sausalito (Spanish for 'small willow grove') elv. 13 feet! The dog park was ok, but with this lovely weather a lap along the waterfront sounded fantastic.... Typically a big tourist area, we must have been early! Just a few folks out, along with some magnificient views.

Sailboats on the bay.
A paddle-boarder enjoying the calm waters. It has been quite breezy the last few days.
Downtown SF in the distance. Sausalito was a shipbuilding center in World War II, and is now home or dock to sailing vessels of all kinds.Well, we didn't hop on a boat and sail away....but did quite enjoy walking the area....
....and since we were so close to the bridge, we decided to extend our little trip of 'errands'....
Even though we live close, the beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge and the history of San Francisco always leave us in awe.
Looking down to Kirby Cove at the foot of the Marin Headlands. There is a campground there. How far is it to the beach mom? All downhill, eh?
We decided to hike a bit of the fireroad heading towards Kirby Cove...interested to see what was around the next bend...
A moderate downhill, we enjoyed the big views, and examined the wildflowers...lots of poppies in bloom.
As well as Indian paintbrush, purple lupine, irises....
We took our time....meandered...and would leave a longer hike for another day. Mom and I had a nice morning. Our typically busy County seemed quiet and with the sun out and low breeze....ahhhhh! A bit on the pooped-out side, I tried to keep my head up just enough to see if we were making any more stops...mom seemed to be on a roll! But nope, we were headed home. I was glad for some napping time...and do hope to explore more places soon. Have a really nice weekend pals.

27 comments:

  1. Beautiful photos, Sierra Rose!
    And a nice day, too. The bay looks lovely....and I too think the Golden Gate bridge is always an amazing piece of 'art' to look at!

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  2. Thank you for sharing your beautiful day with us! The pics are SOOOO good! Rest now....

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  3. Lovely trip today! Warm sunshine sounds heavenly to me :) We have the breeze, but it is raining :(
    Have a great weekend!

    Kisses,
    Emma Rose

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  4. What a lovely day. I love the Golden Gate bridge too. Nothing like getting out and enjoying the sunshine! :)

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  5. Sierra Rose - you did it again - another beautiful time with you out on your excursions. You really know how to make California look very appealing.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

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  6. What a nice trip you had Sierra! Beautiful pictures! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Thor xx

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  7. Wow!

    Almost as pretty as snow ;-)

    Thanks fur sharing those GReat pikhs!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

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  8. Sierra Rose!
    I like a lot all those pictures!
    It is beautiful there!
    I can understand you were very tired at the end!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  9. Beautiful!!!!!!!

    Elizabeth & Luna

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  10. Sierra, what a lovely walk and such beautiful pics.
    Now we enjoyed that sunshine so much and you didn't seem to miss the snow too much!
    The Golden Gate Bridge just looked spectacular and so did the shot of Kirby Cove.
    Thanks for showing us all these new places and of course the best shots are always of you Sierra.
    love and kisses
    Martha and Bailey xxx

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  11. How funny that it was all so quiet! You're lucky you got to enjoy those places by yourselves (or almost)--instead of battling all the crowds like usual. Looks like a great morning!

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  12. That was one of the best trip for "errands" that I've ever heard of! You and your mom know how to spice up a trip around town! Gorgeous picts! I love seeing the photos of places that bring back memories... of the places themselves and the dogs who I explored with.

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  13. Great photos of one of my favorite spots in the world!
    Hugs and belly rubs to Sweet Sierra.
    Kit

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  14. I'll run errands with your Mom anyday! Looks like you had a lot of fun - who needs snow when you have the Golden Gate!

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  15. You sure had a beautiful place for a nice walk with Mom. We just love all the pictures...
    Hope your weekend is going well..

    Big Sloppy Kisses
    Gus, Louie and Callie

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  16. WOw! Those are the coolest pictures! (Except for the whole "lack of snow" thing...) You sure live in a beautiful part of the country!
    Play bows,
    Zim

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  17. See, Sierra, life can be fun without snow! The flowers were lovely. I bet your mom will take you swimming soon.

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  18. Thanks for taking us along on your walk! Sausalito looks SOOO fun! Wish I could go to San Fran too...never been! Guess what? I saw some purple lupine blooming today too on my hike...isn't spring great! :)

    Kisses,
    Nala

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  19. WOW!! THANKS for taking us along on your errands!! I feel like I've gone on a trip with your pictures, that are as always beautiful!!

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  20. It looks like you guys had a wonderful day! I would love to see that trail one day, and maybe hike it with Sam and Monte!

    Sam

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  21. So late with this comment - sorry! Absolutely wonderful pix - all of them, but if I had to pick one out that one of the sailboats at the marina - spectacular! But love seeing you enjoy Sausalito and the headlands and bridge, Sierra - great photos of you smelling the air and scents of the flowers! You look so pretty up there! Beautiful places we have here eh?
    Hope to see you soonsoonsoon!
    Big Hugs xoxoxo
    Sammie

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  22. That really is a beautiful site. Such a magnificent bridge.

    Slobbers,
    Mango

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  23. What a beautiful adventure you had, Sierra Rose! Mom LOVES poppies! Thank you for the smiles!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

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  24. OMG! Look at all that fabulous water! How did you not get in it?!?

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  25. What a beautiful day for some fun errands and hikes. Mama say she just loves all the pictures as she just loves the Bay Area!!

    Smileys!
    Dory

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