It seemed like a matter of minutes when we began rolling in the foothills before Oakland and suddenly reached a height and saw stretched out ahead of us the fabulous white city of San Francisco on her eleven mystic hills with the blue Pacific and its advancing wall of potato-patch fog beyond, and smoke and goldenness in the late afternoon of time.
That’s what Kerouac said in “On The Road”, when he saw San Francisco. The ‘mystic’ hills might have captured his attention and so this description captured mine.
When you think about California, what comes into your mind? I can’t help it – and it’s not that romantic – but the first thing is the Hollywood sign. I know there’s so much more to see but tv shows and movies have shaped this collective imaginary into our brains. But what if we go further? Google ‘California’ and see what happens. Other than maps and flags with grizzlies you’ll find beaches, cities, hills and lush fields.
I love nature. If there is something that makes me feel really small (I’m 1.90cm/6’2 so it takes a lot) is nature. But not a blade of glass-kinda nature. Mountains! I could walk and take pictures of mountains and woods forever. Then I’ll edit and post them all on my Instagram.
*DING DONG – COMMERCIAL TIME!*
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Yosemite, Death Valley, Redwood, Sequoia, just to name some national parks. Oh and places like Lake Tahoe are the reason why I want to experience California’s nature. LT is on my bucket list since forever.
It’s just a 3 hours drive from San Fran. It is located between California and Nevada and is the largest alpine lake in North America (hey, 490 km2 is a noteworthy size, right?). It’s perfect for the winter season and even better in the summer.
You can tell I’m a dreamer by this whole category on my blog about inspirational quotes, photos and thoughts.
…so Let’s dream together:
Do I need to talk about San Francisco and Yosemite or…? Been there once and left my heart.
Why not joining them?
Share your Cali dream with the world! Use the hashtag #californiadreambig. Are your dreams big enough for California?