San Francisco is one of the most visited cities in the United States. It was pretty clear why as we started to use our 24 hours in the city to see as much as we could. A person could spend weeks there and still not reach all of the touristy spots.
At the north end if the city there is a state park and campground on this mountain called Mt.Tamalpais. We were able to get a campsite amongst the forest and set everything up before noon. We then started the afternoon by going to the top of the mountain, where we jutted out of the clouds like we were in some sort of dream. The city below looked like some out-of-reach picture.
There we read a little, prayed a little, and chatted with a young couple on their honeymoon. We all could have easily stayed there for weeks, admiring the sunset, stars, and morning forever. But the full house location was calling our names, so we stopped by, blasting the theme song. Then it was to the curviest road in America and china town, where we ate an authentic Chinese meal and Austin threw up.
Finally, we watched the sunset over the Golden gate, and the three of us sat for an hour having conversation of life, dreams, and youth. That night was our first real campsite since Austin Johnson joined our trip, and I could already tell that he had a similar appreciation for the wilderness and God’s creation as I did. We fell asleep to the patter of raindrops on our tarp, snug inside my little tent.