During my “gap month” earlier this year, my mom and I went on a week-long road trip from Los Angeles to Portland (watch the vlog here). I brought my camera along, but I took video clips for the most of it. However, when we were in San Francisco, I couldn’t help myself. It’s just such a photogenic city.
We got in pretty late to San Fran, so we didn’t start until very early the next morning. So early, in fact, that we were able to catch the sunrise on the Golden Gate Bridge lookout point. Boy, was it windy up there! It didn’t help that our trip took place in January, so the winter weather kept our teeth chattering away.
After we couldn’t stand the cold and the wind any longer, my mom and I warmed up in our little hotel room before proceeding with the day.
I had lots of plans for this day – San Francisco is a city I want to discover so much more of. I had mapped out our walking spots, 2 miles here, 1 mile there, etc. What I forgot to consider was my mom’s age and health. It quickly became apparent that the distance, and the hills, were not suitable for her.
So my grand plan was a bust.
I reminded myself that this trip was mostly to spend time with my mom, someone who has lived in another state than me for the past four years.
It shouldn’t matter what we did, as long as it was with her.
Instead, we went to a part of San Francisco that intrigued her the most – Chinatown.
We then took a trolley over to the Fisherman’s Wharf, strolling around and seeing the place nearly empty. It was here that she purchased some San Fran swag from one of the souvenir shops, while I saw some familiar scenes that I would see from the Princess Diaries (one of my comfort movies).
And when she could walk no more, we headed back to the hotel, resting until we needed to move to the next destination on our road trip.