I left my heart in San Francisco…

September 10th, 2020 - 8:08 pm KY Time

Howllow Fellow Basset Hound and hearts in San Francisco Lovers…

I am one of those.  I fell in love with San Francisco when I had just turned 13.  It was 1969.  I could write an entire lifetime on that trip of a lifetime.

I took this picture from the middle seat (a Coleman cooler) in our 1968 VW Camper, fondly referred to as

“The Cramper”.

I only have this picture to share right now because I am the keeper of the thousands of family slides.  I am in the process of scanning them into my archives.

The bridge captured my heart from the get go.

This year, 2020 Grandma and I were all set to travel back to my bridge.  It would have been Grandma’s 90th birthday trip and another leg of the Lily Book Tour.

I posted this picture on my Lily Book Tour Facebook Page back on 12-4-19.  Wow, the glory of this picture is stunning.  The Gold, the Blue, the Moon the bay, the beauty.  I could not wait to capture my own next version of this Queen Bridge. I love that she is orange/gold.  Just like the Lily in the Lily book (orange).  Just like the heart of our very own Lily (gold).

“With graceful lines, Art Deco detailing and its emblematic color, the Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most famous and beautiful bridges in the world. With towers extending 746 feet into the sky and a span of 4,200 feet, the bridge is an engineering marvel that stretches across the mouth of San Francisco Bay in California. Opened to the public in 1937, it is best photographed from the surrounding Golden Gate National Recreation Area. 

With so many views to choose from, you can find your own unique way to capture the bridge’s beauty. Photo by Daniel Gallo, National Park Service.”

But capturing this Queen of Dreams was not to be, at least not this year.  2020 brought so much needless pain and suffering.

This picture was captured on 3-23-20 at the height of California’s Shelter in Place order.  It makes my bottom lip quiver and brings a tear to the eye…

“This kid needs help”…

Could it get any worse?

Yes, yes it can…

#bassethoundtown weeps for you our city by the bay and all of the regions that are now on fire.  It really hurts to see beauty burn.

“My love waits there in San Francisco
Above the blue and windy sea
When I come home to you, San Francisco
Your golden sun will shine for me”

More loving Golden Gates later…Cat, Daisy Lynn, (Chaps and Emma, At The Golden Gate Bridge waiting…)

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