California Dreaming: Sausalito

Finally got around to uploading and editing my vacay pics.  I know you all have been on the edge of your seats, waiting for these to post.

The hotel was very nice.  We stayed at the Aqua Hotel in Mill Valley, which is just a short jaunt down the highway to get to Sausalito. 

Two of these giant elephant statues flank a pretty fountain in the town square.  When I'm rich one day I want exact replicas of these in my front yard.  Nothing says welcome better than giant elephant lights.

Hi, I'm Jackie and I like to take pictures in front of fountains.

We strolled along a nice little path with breathtaking views of the water and San Francisco across the bay.  In this photo you can see SF starting over on the left hand side.  

My camera doesn't have powerful enough zoom to get a good pic of the city.  They all came out fuzzy.  Of course, the patchy fog didn't help much either!

For lunch we had delicious fish tacos outside on the patio of a nice little restaurant called Scomas.

After lunch we ran across a sweet little Farmer's Market and bought some organic gelato for dessert.  I had the basil, which was so delicious.  If you ever have the chance you should try it!  It comes from a gelateria in Mill Valley called cici.

We then took a walk along the dock and marveled at all the big pimpin' yachts.

After that we were ready to head back to the hotel to regroup and refresh.  Later we went out to dinner at a restaurant called Bungalow 44 in Mill Valley.

Guess who was feeling saucy enouh to wear her new dress?

You know what they say, "When in Rome". Rome, Sausalito, same shiz.

I ordered the goat cheese ravioli and it was all I dreamed it would be.  Hence the "soft focus" effect I put on the photo.  Heavenly, no?  I think I hear angels singing.  I also ordered some sort of rose flavored martini that sounded intriguing but tasted absolutely awful.  Don't worry, I drank it anyway. I wouldn't let a martini go to waste.

Well that wraps up day one folks.  Day two features shopping in Mill Valley, and I have a whole separate post on that to come later.  I'm curious if any of you lovely readers have been to any of the same places?


  1. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pictures. It looks like you guys had a great time!

  2. Jackie- it all looks so heavenly!!! especially your food choices..i would love the recipe to goat cheese ravioli, sounds divine!!! glad you had a great time!

  3. Great pictures! I had my first trip out to CA in Feb and went to San Fran...I wanted to move there!


  4. We went to Monterey for our honeymoon and drove up to SF for the day and I seriously loved that whole area. The weather, the food, all of it. Want to go back. Preferably now.

    and good move on the hot dress, it looks awesome!

  5. So pretty pictures. Thank you for sharing this with us :)))
    I really want to live in SF ;))) one day... ;)))
    Thank you


  6. This looks SO nice! And that ravioli? WHOA.

  7. ive been waiting for this post! those fish tacos and gelato is spot on, delish. cute dress, lady!!

  8. great recap! 1ove love love sausalito and pretty dress!

  9. I adore Mill Valley and Sausalito as they are fantastic spots. I have been to Scomas in SF, is this one Sausalito? BTW, your night out dress looks cute.
    If you don't mind me asking, what program do you use for your photos to write on them? THANKS!

  10. Love it!! My parents stay at the Aqua Hotel sometimes and it is lovely! I've also been to Bungalow 44 - delicious and a great experience. Can't wait to see Mill Valley shopping - some great stores there.

  11. I find the idea of basil gelato fascinating.

  12. Holy cow lady. That dress looks amazing on you!

  13. Ahhh, I was in Sausalito for 4th of July last 4th of July. Your photos remind me how pretty it is! Hoping you had a great time!

    xo Mary Jo

  14. you are rockin the dress, sister!

    loved your pics. the one of the dock & the fog lifting over the hilltops in the background is awesome.
    so glad you had a good time. the food looks delish!