Saturday, August 1, 2009

Walking Across Golden Gate Bridge

I woke up this morning to gray, gloomy skies and I didn't think I was going to go out. However, as the morning progressed the sun started to come out and I pinged Samantha to see if she was still interested in going across the bridge with me. She had never walked across the bridge, even though she is native San Franciscan. I picked her up and headed out to Crissy Field. Once we got there, the day turned out to be beautiful. It was windy but the fog moved out for just the time frame that we were there, so I really think the gods were on my side. We walked out along Crissy Field and stopped at the Warming Hut. We purchased some water and coffee and then headed out. Here are some pictures of our walk over:

First a shot of the bridge from the start of the trail.

Here's a shot as we start to cross.

One of the support thingies.

One of the signs posted on the bridge.

A view of the bridge from the other side.

Once we got to the other side, we had to sit for a little bit and joked that we should call Sam's dad to come pick us up. The funny thing is that at about that time her folks called and when she told them where we were her dad DID ask if we wanted him to come get us. We didn't take him up on the offer. Instead, we hauled our butts up and headed back. Once on back on the city side, we stopped at the gift shop and did the total tourist thing....we bought t-shirts that say we walked the bridge.

I thought I had more pictures of the city from the bridge, but sadly my battery was going on my camera and I couldn't really validate that the pictures were being taken because of the glare. I highly recommend walking across the bridge on a sunny day, it really is a great experience.


Kim Thomas said...

That is an awesome adventure! So glad you did it before you left CA!

Jenn Ann said...

Totally an awesome experience! I'm not sure why, but I find the technical term of support thingie really funny. It could be because I've been trapped in my house for weeks.

Jay said...

Great Walk!! And pictures!! I know you had a wonderful day!! One more thing to check off your California "To Do" list! love ya!

Andrea said...

I think this would be at the top of my San Fran to do list! How cool-and I love that you bought the tshirt!

Queen B said...

very cool! very impressive!

love how you can see the fog on the top of the bridge

love the suicide sign... thanks for that!

Jane: a female given name of English origin said...

What an incredible experience!!! Thanks for sharing!

Paula said...

That looks so amazing! I've driven over it a few times as a passenger, but didn't know you could walk it. I'm surprised there's not a crisis phone # on the sign.

Diane said...

That sounds like fun! How far is the walk?