I have absolutely no idea how many pictures I have taken at this same spot with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background. It would have to be close to 50 or more. I can't help myself. I can think of at least 5 Christmas cards I have sent and each year I still think, "Maybe we should go to the Golden Gate Bridge and take our Christmas picture there." I clearly have a bit of a fetish with this particular landmark. I just never tire of it and it is always stunning to me no matter how often I see it. The bridge always seems to have that little fog at the top and I love how it is just suspended over the bay with all the sailboats around it with San Francisco in the background. Each year I look forward to the day after Thanksgiving because we head into San Fran and run the bridge. This year was extra fabulous because I actually ran it. Usually I walk with Ella and Charlie while everyone else runs but this year Nicholas wanted to walk so I got to run too and I have to say it was a real treat. The only difference is this year we were missing people. The Christensen's who usually join us were on a cruise and the John and Ann family only brought Elliott because Rachel had a soccer game and well Madeline was sleeping. They couldn't even stay in the city and eat breakfast because they had to get to Rachel's game. What high school has a game the day after Thanksgiving--come on and give the poor families a break!This is the picture you will see some version of several times a year--I can't help it!
Ella's turned out to be one of the best breakfast places I have been to. My southwestern eggs benedict were unbelievable. Ella's orange french toast was a close second.I am grateful to live 30 min from this San Francisco landmark which takes my breath away every time I see it.