On Friday, while our children were in school, my husband and I went on a field trip. We ventured into Marin County to enjoy lunch at a new restaurant in Golden Gate National Park on the property that used to be Fort Baker. From the veranda of the historic Army building that houses the restaurant, I snapped the photo above.
I will never tire of looking at this beautiful bridge, from any side, in any weather. When we first moved to the Bay Area in 1993, my husband and I lived in San Francisco and each weekend we walked all the way across the bridge and back. When friends and family visited, we took them onto the bridge – walking to at least midpoint – or driving through the Sea Cliff neighborhood where they could see spectacular views of the bridge. On summer Sunday mornings, we would lie in bed in our flat, 3 miles from the bridge, and listen to the fog horns. I have taken photos on the bridge and of the bridge from just about every vantage point. I have driven across this bridge to visit Stinson Beach, Napa Valley, Mendocino, and I have sat in a traffic jam in the middle of the bridge.
Saturday was the 75th anniversary of this California icon.
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