This French Madame went American.
Well... technically I already am, being half-American and all, and not even remotely French.
But now I went FULL American, because this past September, I visited my home country once again.
It was my third time to see California, but still I saw so many new things!
Here you can follow my West-Coast adventure!
If you have any questions, or are planning on making a similar trip, feel free to comment/ask!
We started in San Francisco.
Unfortunately we had a really bad hotel (Admiral's Hotel), but it was so close to Union Square and affordable that it made up for it (mostly).
Because of the jetlag, on our first day we went straight to Alcatraz because you can get an early start there.
Be sure to wear warm clothes, as the boat ride and the island are very windy and chilly!
It was my second time to visit Alcatraz, but it is impressive every time.
Plus, on the boat ride to the island, you get some really nice views of the Golden Gate bridge!
Other than the taxi ride from Union Square to Pier 35, we walked the entire city those 3 days we were there.
We walked and walked. I don't think I've ever walked so much in my life!
I don't mind it one bit though, you get to see so many nice areas of the city.
After Alcatraz, we saw the piers of SF.
This store was candy heaven!
So this is an interesting photo.
Unknowingly, I took the same picture in 2003 and 2015.
Same city, same place, different girl.
We then walked to Lombard Street, a must-see for a tourist.
It has such nice city views.
BTW, I feel NO shame in visiting all those touristic attractions and sightseeing spots.
I mean they are popular for a reason.
So the next day, we got up bright and early and headed to another iconic SF spot: the painted ladies.
Then walked the city some more...
Oh yeah, and spend hours shopping...
To view more of my SF photos, see this album.
San Francisco Love,
Next stop: Yosemite National Park!