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California Coast + Goethe + Happy Links


{"As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live." // Johann Wolfgang von Goethe}

Happy Links:

  • I can't get enough of these wildflower photos from Annabelle Mintz. We have our own wildflowers blooming here in the Sacramento Valley and they're absolutely beautiful.
  • Meredith and Michael from Map & Menu blogged about their recent experience as puppy foster parents. I've always thought about fostering a dog, but I'm not sure I'd be able to give him/her up after the foster period ended! This post has me thinking, though...
  • I'm always looking for new music and Kinfolk Magazine's latest playlist post is just what I needed.

Wrap it Up:

  • It should be clear to you by now that I love my home state of California. Just in case, I thought I'd hammer that point home this week with a photo essay of some of my favorite spots.
  • The Tower Bridge in Sacramento finally made it into my "Build a Bridge" series this week. I see that bridge almost everyday and I thought it was high time I showed it a little blog love.


I hope you all have a fantastic weekend!

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Build a Bridge: The Tower Bridge


As much as we love to travel, there's nothing quite like taking the time to enjoy the gems in our hometown. I recently had the opportunity to spend an afternoon appreciating the beauty of Sacramento's (or West Sacramento's, depending who you ask) Tower Bridge.

I travel across the golden structure on a very regular basis. Heck, I've even run a half marathon over this beauty!


Opened to the public at the end of 1935, the Tower Bridge has a vertical lift section allowing large boats to pass underneath. The 737-foot span connects the cities of Sacramento and West Sacramento (and Sacramento and Yolo Counties) over the beautiful Sacramento River. Due to its architectural significance, the structure was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. It's sure easy to see why.


I highly recommend checking out the Tower Bridge. Not only is the bridge a stunner, but there is also so much to do and see within walking distance. Here are a few photos that may help you get your bearing, if you're not familiar with the area:


As a Sacramento native and a supporter of our Farm-to-Fork movement, I'm also incredibly excited about the Farm-to-Fork Gala Dinner coming up in September (the weekend after my birthday, ahem). The plan is hold the dinner on the Tower Bridge. Awesome, right?


Any of my local friends been enjoying our lovely Tower Bridge lately? How about that Farm-to-Fork dinner? Will we see you there?



Real Life Goodness

It's been nearly two and a half weeks since my last blog post and I couldn't be happier about that. Why? Well, I happen to love when real life goodness gets in the way of online time. I've been completely preoccupied with having a blast and this blog just had to take a back seat.