Bay Area Favorites: Point Bonita + Marin Headlands
My father is always one to stay on top of the latest National Park Service news. When he heard that Point Bonita re-opened this past weekend, he didn’t waste no time at all. And just like that, my parents, my sister, myself and our respective beaus found ourselves on a family triple date.
We headed toward Marin Headlands to see the shiny new suspension bridge that connects the cliffs to the Point Bonita lighthouse. Ahem, make that the shiny new MILLION DOLLAR suspension bridge. And I’m happy to report that it’s pretty darn cool. The walk to the lighthouse is a short but exciting one. I mean, you get to walk through a cave tunnel! And there’s little trees and rust colored moss and neon green plants growing out of rocks! And you get to cross a (freshly painted) white & green suspension bridge! And the views, oh the views…
Then, there’s Battery Mendell. Just a short walk around the corner and an excellent playground for shutterbugs like Len and myself.
Of course, a trip to Marin Headlands isn’t complete without a quick stop to put on our tourist hats and gawk at that beautiful bridge of ours. When you see it that close, it feels like you’re on a movie set. Everything looks fake, completely unreal. It’s impossible to imagine that the orange is really that orange (“Interantional Orange” to be exact), and the water is really that blue. There really is something to it, that Golden Gate Bridge.
It’s small excursions like these, just 20 minutes outside the city, that remind me how lucky I am to live in San Francisco.