Since we are not celebrating Thanksgiving until Saturday, my boyfriend and I decided it was time to leave the apartment and go for a walk. Why not? It was beautiful, sunny, warm (warm compared to the East Coast I suppose), and calm. Perfect weather to go exploring.
We headed over to Chrissy Field and the Presidio. All of the old buildings coupled with the breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge made this the obvious location of our turkey day adventure.
I recently bought a new camera (a Canon SLR) and have been dying to go try it out. While I did feel a little bit strange walking around with this large camera hanging around my neck, I was comforted by the twenty or so other people doing the same thing. Did we find a SLR haven? I think so.
We walked out on the fishing pier and saw this guy. I was amazed at how close we could get to him without him even flinching. One lady (one crazy lady) was petting him and chasing him around. That freaked me out! I ran away and the pelican snapped at her. She was fine but man, who does that?
The views of the bridge were gorgeous. I will upload more pictures to my Picasa (you can find them if you look on the left of this page) because one photo does not do it justice. I found it really nice to reflect on what I am thankful for while close to the Golden Gate Bridge. Seriously, what an amazing landmark. To think that human hands designed, crafted, and built that is just incredible.
One of my favorite parts of the walk was seeing all of the surfers below the bridge. Having grown up in Connecticut, Thanksgiving was always cold and sometimes wet. Thanksgiving in California is a whole other picture. Surfers out, families walking around without jackets....and it's the end of November! I loved it!