For today’s ‘Thankful Tuesday: A Day in San Francisco’, I wanted to download the hours of exploring we did in this iconic city picture by picture. Exploring, of course, is fun and exhausting, and one of the best parts is sitting down afterwards and savoring each memory God gave you.
One of the best parts about it is getting to find new places and make memories in spots that you’ve never seen. The other part about it that I love? I love seeing and appreciating the HUGE variety in all the people that God has created. God truly is an awesome God to have given us a diversity of people, and I’ve also learned over my periods of traveling, that the message of Christ has certainly gone to every tongue, tribe, and nation, and He does make a difference. Seeing the light of the World in other Christians from other countries and other states has to be one of the most encouraging things I’e encountered in my travels.
John 8:12, “Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
Jesus’ light is truly amazing and beautiful!
That is why being in San Francisco was fun. 🙂 We got to see new sights, experience new smells (mostly good), eat good seafood, and munch on some Ghirardelli icecream. The city is FILLED with Ghirardelli stores. We also got to stroll the crowded streets of China Town.
What am I thankful for today? I’m thankful for this experience. I’m thankful for so many other things, but they wouldn’t quite fit in a blog post, so without further delay, I present, ‘ A Day in San Francisco.’
The sites, people, and food are in random order. . . San Francisco is such a diverse city, that I’m sure these don’t cover the half of it. Yet maybe I can catch a tiny snippet of that diversity here.
1. Pier 39. We even got to see the sea lions from afar!
2. The view from the wharf was… breathtaking. <3 I left the photo bomb in just for fun. 😀
Genesis 1:21, “And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.”
3. We all shared some icecream in a chocolate dipped waffle cone at the one of the Ghirardelli stores in San Fran. We also checked out Ghirardelli square, but we weren’t quite hungry for another ice cream sundae at that time.
4. Several beds of beautiful succulents were outside of a house I walked by, and I thought, ‘Wow, succulents actually are really pretty. I should take a picture.’
5. The biggest battle ship I’ve ever seen in real life sits at the Fisherman’s Wharf in San Fran.
7. An old fishing boat. 🙂 <3 Anything old (as long as it doesn’t look dumpy) makes me smile.
I’m kind of old fashioned.
7. Meeting a Chinese Christian lady on the street who sold all of these beautiful hand crocheted hats and headbands. <3
I definitely got some souvenirs from her, but the biggest souvenir was the smile and the joy she had when we talked about Jesus.
8. The inside of an old trolley car… Isn’t it cute?
9. Ghirardelli Square. Aren’t you glad that God created the cocoa bean?
10. Pretending you’re riding the trolley when you’re really not.
11. I love unique street names.
12. I have this ‘Layout’ app on my I-pod, and I put together a few to showcase a few of my favorite parts of San Francisco. Some of my favorites were the narrow streets with the TALL old fashioned buildings. I also loved some of the building art. Would you still call it graffiti?
13. When I was about to die from starvation (not really), God provided a restaurant that had Calamari for $5.0o!
We also got clam chowder and garlic fries. My breath still smells, a little bit. 😉
That was really our last day of official ‘sightseeing.’ From now on, we’re on to Yosemite (I can’t wait!), and then it’s home. Praying for safety and a sweet time fellowshipping in our Lord over the next couple days!
What are you thankful for today?
Have you ever been to San Francisco?
What’s your absolute favorite city? What’s your least favorite?