Thursday, July 7, 2011

Trip to the City

It's Thursday already and guess what I'm doing?? I started work at 6am to change out the summer line to the fall line. Wowza! I feel a big nap coming later today.
I wanted to show you {way too many} pictures from our 4th of July
First, we went to the Giants game.  Although we lost, it was still super fun (:


After the game, we started walking down the Embarcadero along the piers in order to get a spot for fireworks later in the evening. It was such a beautiful, clear day out.


mom and me 

Bay Bridge


Look at this beautiful brick I found:





While my brother held our lawn seat for fireworks, we went on a hike up to the Coit Tower. My mom kept making jokes about how I wouldn't make it on the hike.  How silly of her-- I love exercising...{not} When I saw what we were hiking up I started laughing because I really didn't know how this would go. But folks...the entire hike was stairs and I did it!
We started up this set of stairs:  



This was by far my favorite part of the day, with all the little cottages and houses tucked in the canopies of trees along the stair path.

They even have street signs along the stair path up to the tower!




Favorite:


We conquered these:











I'm a sucker for old fire hydrants:  





Once we got to the top of the tower, the sun was setting and it was SO gorgeous. 




Here's proof I made it to the top!






Then we watched fireworks and headed back on our walk to the car. We snapped this picture of the Bay Bridge on our way back. Amazing, right?


*all images via Michaela Noelle Designs

We had the best day!  And we made sure to sing God Bless America multiple times throughout the day (:
And that concludes my photo overload! If you're ever in San Francisco, you must do the Coit Tower hike.  It's stunning.

Happy Thursday!


Love,
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47 comments:

  1. those stairs look challenging, but amazing at the same time! i would love to be able to walk that!
    sounds like your summer is busy and good- filled with fun and great experiences!

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  2. Those houses are TOO cool. So they dont have real streets? The only access is by the stairs? Awesome!!

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  3. Beautiful photos Michaela! Looks like it was a fabulous day!

    I saw that last picture of the Bay Bridge on your FB - it's stunning. Frame that one! ;)

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  4. Gorgeous pictures! Looks like a fabulous time!

    xo

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  5. I am SO glad you mentioned this!! When I go in October this is going to be a must see!!

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  6. What an amazing day Michaela!! and could you be ANY more cute? NOPE.

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  7. So so fun! I might have to do the Coit Tower hike with the hubby in a couple of weeks. Thanks for all of the beautiful photos.

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  8. great photos!! looks like a fabulous time :)

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  9. what a perfect day! I bet you had a nice nap/sleep after that! I haven't be to SF yet, but this makes me even more excited to go! the bridge looks GORGEOUS..

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  10. Looks like a great time! Lovely pictures! and you are so pretty!!

    http://www.stilettosanddiaperbags.blogspot.com/

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  11. I love SF! I grew up in the bay area so it has a very sweet spot in my heart.

    Miss it out there.

    xo, chrissy from the perfect palette

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  12. awwwwwesome picture. love love love it. i mean, all of them, but that bay bridge one lit up.

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  13. Great photos...I just love the city! Looks like you had a great time! :)

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  14. i really do love that city. it's SO beautiful. did you see the parrots?! one of them pooped on me in may when we visited. hmm....

    :)

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  15. oh & ps...i really like that hydrant too!!

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  16. I love, love your photos! San Francisco is such a beautiful city, I love it there so much! :)

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  17. Lovely photos!! The hills, cottages, greenery... all remind me of when I was younger and we would go to Newport RI, by the cliffwalk. Beautiful!

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  18. Gorgeous pictures! Proud of you for hiking it! I'm bookmarking Coit Tower for our next trip to San Fran ;)

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  19. okay these are gorgeous! and way to go on the hike!

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  20. Aw, your mom is so gorgeous! I spent the day with my mama too!

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  21. Wow, look at you! Exercising is a lot more fun when it's disguised by lovely views... like during your hike to the top of Coit Tower! Amazing... if I'm ever in the area, I'll be sure to do that hike. (:

    Looks like you had a wonderful 4th of July... I love old fire hydrants too... I think that was my fave! Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures.

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  22. I've never done the Coit Tower hike before! Sounds like a must-do though. That Bay Bridge shot is amazing, that's always one of my favorite parts of driving to SF..crossin the bridge!

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  23. I spy a turquoise door! ;) Beautiful bridge pictures

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  24. Beautiful pictures. I have always wanted to visit San Fran, I have actually never even been to CA. so I am dying to plan a trip soon! Looks like you had a graet trip!

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  25. The hike to the Coit Tower is SO hard, but so worth it! I remember my husband make fun of me all the time, because I had to stop every 5 steps.

    Have you even been to the Twin Peaks? You can see the whole city from there as well!

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  26. Great pictures!! Coit Tower is such a great place--the views of the City are amazing! Although seriously, by the time you make it to the top, you never want to see stairs again! So glad you had such a fun weekend! My girl friends and I are headed to SF in three weeks---SO excited!

    ~Tiffany
    http://tiffanyd22.blogspot.com

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  27. I could look at these photos all day long!!! Beautiful!

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  28. Amazing photos! I stumbled upon your blog today- and can I just say I'm SO happy I did. I am going to follow you! Please, do follow me back! My blog:

    www.yours-truly-anna.blogspot.com

    I'm looking for new followers!
    I appreciate it.

    xoxo
    Yours truly,
    Anna

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  29. i definitely want to go to San Francisco one day, and i'll have to remember to do the Coit Tower hike!

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  30. I love the Coit Tower hike! It really challenges me but is such a sense of accomplishment once I've made it and so worth it at the top. It sounds like you had the perfect 4th with your family. Beautiful photos.

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  31. Those pictures are gorgeous! And I am SO JEALOUS you get to see Brian Wilson at the Giants games! My hubby and I love him :)

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  32. What an amazing hike!!! And girl, you are quite the photographer, the pictures are fantastic! All that gorgeous greenery is making me wish for a vacation somewhere besides the AZ desert!

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  33. Great photos! I like the sunflare photo, I am yet to master it. Oh, have to love retail. I just posted about Pottery Barn's fall preview and again I am jealous that you get to see it first hand at your work even if it's 6am.

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  34. What great pictures! The view from the top is beautiful!

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  35. Gorgeous photos! It made me want to go back to SF so bad. Did you hear or see the parrots??

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  36. My husband would be so jealous, he's a huge Giants fan:-) Beautiful sunny photos as always, pretty girl! xoxo

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  37. Gorgeous photos! I'm so jealous. I've always wanted to go, but I never had the chance. I need to get my butt to San Francisco now! ;)

    xo katie elizabeth
    ohheyylife.blogspot.com

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  38. That picture of the bridge is AMAZING!! WOW! What are you not good at? Hate you. : )

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  39. What a fun time!! We got to hit up our first baseball game of the summer last night and it finally felt like summer was officially here!
    :) Have a wonderful weekend!
    Anna

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  40. Looks like a great weekend! Great images! xo, Kerri

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  41. So gorgeous!!! Eeek look at that sun :) Sigh. I need to come visit you. xo

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  42. jealous!!! looks like so much fun!

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  43. Wow! Amazing pictures! And yes, I hate exercising too!

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  44. Love these pictures-beautiful! That ball park looks like so much fun!

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  45. Amazing photos! Especially the one of the flag :)

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