This past Sunday the Golden Gate Bridge celebrated 75 years of existence. Despite the weather calling for blustery temperatures we decided to make the trek into the city to see the city rally around a beloved landmark. We hopped on local transit, the "Bart" which (within five minutes aboard) I not-so-lovingly renamed the "Fart"-- I am sure no one has been so witty in the past to call it that before. It really smelled, and after that we had to take a bus. Let's just say there is a reason I avoid public transportation at all cost. But we arrived in the city, unscathed (albeit with that lingering smell of fart following us for a few blocks) and made it to the celebration! The festival spread out from Pier 39 and the Wharf all the way down to the Presidio near the base of the bridge. We wandered along, got free iphone cases from Speck (limited edition anniversary cases--pretty cool), ate out of food trucks (finally!) and began to realize we were in for a long night as the temperature began to drop. I quickly began to feel like we were back in Michigan mid-winter when my arms went numb from the elbows down and I couldn't feel my face anymore. Thankfully, once the fireworks show began we forgot all of that because the show was pretty spectacular. Fireworks lit up the sky, shot from boats and from the bridge itself. We felt really lucky to be living in the area during this time to be there and witness a small piece of history! It almost made the 2 hour 3 mile trek back to the nearest
Bart Fart Station bearable. DON'T ASK... let's just say we got our workout in for the day! Here are some of my favorite photos, enjoy!
|our Speck cases|
|the husband and our friend being bicycle cops. amazing. :)|
|our little group, camped out and already freezing with a few hours to go! alcatraz in the background|
and now tons of pictures of the bridge because it was just stunning as the sun went down...
and if you wish you could have seen the fireworks yourself then check out the little video below. I gotcha covered :)
Over & Out,