It took me awhile to sort through all the pictures and get back into our regular groove after the long weekend in SF. What a great trip it was though! So liberating to discover what a great traveler Sam is. He slept when we wanted him to (in the car) and was curious and happy when we were out, and was charming at all the right times; meeting family and friends and playing peekaboo with strangers on the plane.
The highlights of the trip were reconnecting with people we hadn't seen since we lived in SF about four years ago, staying at the lovliest, comfiest, poshest, most perfect hotel and having our minds completely blown at MakerFaire. I've got a ton of amazing, inspiring stuff from MakerFaire to share today. But first, the Inn Above Tide. Just saying the name makes me feel more relaxed.
Somehow they've arranged the rooms and the decks so as you step out onto yours it feels completely private, never mind the people in the rooms surrounding you. It seems as though the sweeping views of the Bay belong to you alone. It was magical waking up to fog shrouded hills and the sea birds swooping and diving.
We drove through the hills of Sausalito, enjoying a voyeuristic peek into the multi-million dollar neighborhoods. The landscaping there is really lovely, obviously meticulously cared for, but in a manner that makes you think that given the right conditions it might have just happened to grow like that. Very natural with a hint of wildness.
This sweet blossom was waiting for me by the sink in our room. Can you think of a lovlier gesture? Everything was just perfect. The breakfast was fresh and healthy; organic yogurt, fresh berries, flaky croissants (okay, mostly healthy) and a big pitcher of fresh-squeezed orange juice every morning.
It was good for our souls to enjoy a few days or creature comforts and soothing scenery; high thread count sheets, sweeping views, friendly staff, beautiful landscaping. It's got to be one of the lovliest places I've stayed.