50 IS NOT OLD | DRESS FOR COMFORT WHEN SIGHTSEEING | FASHION OVER 40Saturday morning was beautiful in San Francisco. The weather had been predicted to be rainy and cold, but the sun was shinning instead. It was chilly, but I came prepared and stayed snuggly warm. I dressed for comfort and warmth, but you know that I had to add some stylish elements. My first stop on my excursion was for a LONG massage. I must be the most uptight person around because they always ask me how long it has been since my last massage, and then they tell me to start scheduling them more often. Lol! I tell them that if they lived with Joe that they would be tight and tense too. LOL!!!50 IS NOT OLD | DRESS FOR COMFORT WHEN SIGHTSEEING | FASHION OVER 40 Next was a two-hour excursion to Alcatraz. My daughter gave me strict instructions to look for sharks in the water, but I am thankful to say that I didn’t see any. I did see a seal floating around and enjoying the beautiful sunny weather, but that was all. It only took 10 to 12 minutes to make the ferry trip over to the island.50 IS NOT OLD | DRESS FOR COMFORT WHEN SIGHTSEEING | FASHION OVER 40 My first impression was how scary this place looked. 50 IS NOT OLD | DRESS FOR COMFORT WHEN SIGHTSEEING | FASHION OVER 40Here is where the ferry docks. Then, you had better be prepared to go hiking straight uphill. I wish someone had warned me about that before I got there. We would walk up a steep incline, and then you make the turn and do it all over again. I didn’t think we would ever get to the top. I did the audio tour, and it was interesting. I found it sad and depressing inside. I understand that the men who were sentenced there were some of the most dangerous men in the country, but it was still soul-sucking. Interestingly, there was a gorgeous view of San Francisco from the top, but I doubt that they saw that view.50 IS NOT OLD | DRESS FOR COMFORT WHEN SIGHTSEEING | FASHION OVER 40 There was a lot of damage to some of the buildings. The saltwater can take its toll on outdoor structures, and this one was almost destroyed. Remember the list that my Energize Bunny Friends daughter made for me? As it turns out, I didn’t have to pack an old backpack after all. After we arrived in San Francisco, we went to registration and were given a bag of goodies. I was thrilled when I saw that a backpack was one of our gifts. I don’t think that I have EVER been excited to see a backpack before. Lol!50 IS NOT OLD | DRESS FOR COMFORT WHEN SIGHTSEEING | FASHION OVER 40 This infinity scarf was also in the goodie bag. I would have worn it shorter like a true infinity scarf except the sweatshirt had a giant hoodie. When I tried to shorten it, I felt like I was being choked and that was not the effect that I was looking for. Haha!50 IS NOT OLD | DRESS FOR COMFORT WHEN SIGHTSEEING | FASHION OVER 40EBF and I jumped on the Cable Car (I didn’t get a photo of me hanging off), and we managed to snap this photo while trying our best not to get hit by a car. The lady behind us joined in the picture and then wanted EBF to send the photo to her also. Our Cable Car driver was so funny, and he poked at EBF and me the whole time we were on the car. He even stopped for a few minutes for us to grab some photos before we continued on our way.50 IS NOT OLD | DRESS FOR COMFORT WHEN SIGHTSEEING | FASHION OVER 40 Here I am at the top of Lombard street. This street claims to be “the crookedest street in the world,” and I am not about to dispute that. I am used to very curvy roads here in the mountains, but this one is crazy.50 IS NOT OLD | DRESS FOR COMFORT WHEN SIGHTSEEING | FASHION OVER 40 Here was the entrance to Chinatown. This was the picture that I sent to Joe to show him where I was when the light turned for us to start walking. Look to the far left where the steps begin. If you look carefully, you will see a wedge ramp that leads up to the large concrete Foo dog. The 4-inch base is what I stubbed my toe on, and then I fell into the upper part of the base. It even hurts me to look at this photo.50 IS NOT OLD | DRESS FOR COMFORT WHEN SIGHTSEEING | FASHION OVER 40 Isn’t this a gorgeous photo? I loved the turquoise lampposts with the pagoda style lamp and all of the hanging lanterns overhead. It was so festive, and I wished that I could have stayed around until dark to see them all lit up.50 IS NOT OLD | DRESS FOR COMFORT WHEN SIGHTSEEING | FASHION OVER 40 We even saw a photo-shoot taking place in the middle of the street while we were there. That dress that she is wearing is gorgeous! It made me nervous about them being in the middle of the road but when I looked back, the coast was clear.50 IS NOT OLD | DRESS FOR COMFORT WHEN SIGHTSEEING | FASHION OVER 40 The day was finished, and all we had to do was walk back to our hotel. When you ladies told me that there would be a lot of walking, you weren’t kidding. Whew, between walking from one end of the Charlotte airport to the other as fast as we could to make our connecting flight, and walking all over Fisherman’s Wharf and Chinatown, I was one tired puppy when I made it back to the room.

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117 Comments

    • Oh I am happy for Dara but would love a free mini facial Tania and of course would be more than happy to provide feedback. Enjoyed your pics of SF – shared with daughter who lives there now and she sent me a smile emoji to say the least of your trip!

  1. I love your blog and like hearing about all of your adventures. I would love to give you feedback on a mini facial.

  2. I look forward to your email every morning. San Francisco was one of my favorite cities! Thanks for the pics. I would love to try a mini facial!

    • Tania Reply

      I really enjoyed the city and would have loved to have been able to spend more time there exploring.

  3. Those are great pictures…what an a adventure! You definitely have to go back with Joe. 😊 A mini facial dog’s be heavenly!

    • Tania Reply

      I was talking to Joe this morning about going back. The only thing stopping me is that it is soooo far away.

  4. A mini facial would be so nice. t’s been years since I have been to San Francisco, I love seeing your pictures.

    • Tania Reply

      I was so thrilled that it was a pretty day for us to go sightseeing.

  5. Been to California but never San Francisco. You make me want to go. Looks like you had fun! I would gladly report back on a mini facial. Thank you for sharing your pictures.

    • Tania Reply

      I had been to San Diego before but not to San Francisco. They are both gorgeous.

  6. Lezlie Davis Reply

    I’m so glad that you enjoyed my favorite city! It’s like no other! (Please enter me)

  7. Jennifer Turner Reply

    I need a facial, and a mini start would be great.
    Love the photos! Thanks for sharing! Have a great day!

    • Tania Reply

      This has three products from R+F in it. They make your face feel so smooth and soft.

  8. Would love the mini facial for this 72 yr. old face…..love your blog…the visit to San Francisco in pictures was great!

    • Tania Reply

      I am so glad that you enjoyed the pictures of San Francisco.

  9. Beverly Dickes Reply

    I’d love a mini facial! I was just in San Fransisco and Napa at Christmas. It was so fun to see your pictures. Brought back wonderful memories.

    • Tania Reply

      One of my new found friends was heading to Napa the next day and she had a blast.

  10. Enjoy your post everyday. I was in san Francisco 28 yrs ago amd remember seeing some of the same sights.

    • Tania Reply

      Wow! 28 years was a long time ago. You need to visit again soon.

  11. Looks like you had a wonderful trip! I’d certainly use a mini facial, espyif uts R&F!

  12. Ann Pavlicek Reply

    Love your pictures of San Francisco. I was there several years ago and would love to go back. Enjoy the rest of your trip.

  13. Thanks for the tour of San Francisco! I was there a few years ago but came in on a tour boat to visit Alcatraz and never got to visit the city. Congratulations on winning this trip. You worked hard to accomplish it.

    • Tania Reply

      I probably enjoyed the city even more than Alcatraz. I hope that you get to go back and visit one day.

  14. Kristi Gengler Reply

    I would love to receive a mini facial from R & F. I enjoyed seeing the pictures of your trip, it looked awesome!

    • Tania Reply

      Kristi, it was awesome and I really enjoyed the time that I spent there.

  15. Crystal Messick Reply

    A mini facial sounds fabulous. Looks like you are enjoying your trip. Have fun and be safe.

    • Tania Reply

      Crystal, I have never had the travel bug before, but these trips from R+F have opened my eyes to so many different things.

  16. I would love to try a mini facial! I turned 50 last month and I can tell such a difference in my skin over the past year. It’s like 50 wrinkles were just waiting to pop out on me!

    • Tania Reply

      Oh no, Anita! Those pesky 50 wrinkles are the worst. Lol!

  17. This was a fun post, but why Alcatraz? Not inspiring, beautiful or particularly interesting. You have done such a great job in your business!

    • Tania Reply

      It has a ton of history and I wanted to see the location. I think the size was surprising to me, I expected it to be much bigger than it was.

  18. Sandra Libero Reply

    Enjoyed the pics! We went to San Francisco for the first time about 5 years ago, when our oldest first went to college. It was nice to re-live it a bit this morning! Enjoy!

    • Tania Reply

      It was a fabulous city to visit and I hope to get to see more of it again in the future.

  19. I would love a mini facial! Certainly could use one….especially with this Midwest weather!
    Thank you for sharing pictures! San Francisco is on my list to visit!

    • Tania Reply

      The winter weather can sure take a toll on our skin, Pamela.

  20. I really enjoyed your photos! You captured the city beautifully. Makes me want to go! I’d love to try the mini facial also. After 60 sucks the moisture right outta ya!

  21. You surely hit the SF highlights in your whirlwind trip! 😁 I would enjoy trying a facial- and reporting back to you😉

    • Tania Reply

      It was a whirlwind trip but I sure packed a lot of fun in while I was there. Lol!

  22. I loved your pictures and thank you for sharing. I have a trip/tour/cruise planned for September. A mini-facial sounds wonderful.

  23. Thanks for sharing the photos, brought back memories of my own trip to SF and Alcatraz! Would love to try the Rodan & Fields mini facial.

  24. Glad you had fun in San Francisco, great photos. Luv to try and give feedback on the mini facial.

  25. I have never heard of the mini facials and would be interested. Here is an honest comment, I do not like the smell of the lip balm.

    • Tania Reply

      Pat, I am not a fan of the smell (grapefruit) but I do like how it makes my lips feel.

  26. Thank you so much for sharing your SF adventure with us, it has been years since I have been to SF. I would love to go back and take my kids but another girls trip sounds better! I would love to try the R& F mini facial and provide you with feedback!

  27. Thanks for the San Fran photos. I so love that city! I would like to try a mini facial and report back to you.

  28. Went to Alcatraz last fall I guess all my hard work at the gym paid off because I didn’t think the walk up to Alcatraz was hard at all.

  29. Bev Ridenhour Reply

    Mini facial would be awesome!!! Also a great way to introduce myself to R+F. 😀 Loved the picture tour of San Francisco!!!

  30. Enjoyed your photos, they brought back many memories. San Francisco is beautiful but as you found out, you need comfortable walking shoes! There is so much to see – you really do need to go back. I’d love to give a mini facial a try I could really use one.

  31. Jenny Taylor Reply

    Thank you for this sneakpeak of SF!! We leave Thursday for our 1st trip to SF and now I am even more excited!!! Any other recommendations?? Food???

  32. Wow you sure made the most of your time in San Francisco. Loved your pictures. I would love to try a mini facial too!

  33. Loved the photos! A mini facial would be awesome. What gurl wouldn’t want a facial?!!!

  34. Maria Feist Reply

    I would love to have a mini facial. I really enjoy reading your emails and love your style.

  35. Love the pictures of your trip. The city looks so clean. You’re outfit looked perfect for a day of sightseeing. Makes me want to visit San Fran. Since I didn’t get my favorite cream then please put me down for mini facial. I promise to give you honest opinion about it.

  36. Thanks for sharing the pictures! Definitely on my bucket list now! It’s great the R+F company help you succeed and applaud your success! I would love to try the mini facial. Congrats on all your success! Carla

  37. I love your photos from San Fran – wasn’t it a terrific place to visit? Our family of four took a trip when our boys were in high school and I was reliving some of our adventures just looking at your pictures. The only scary part of our trip were the cab drivers! Those guys drive SO FAST, whipping in and out of traffic on those busy streets….I wanted to kiss the ground every time we arrived safely somewhere! Lol!! I’m glad you had a fantastic time there!

  38. Mary Ann Blasen Reply

    Your trip sounded wonderful! Love, love the Bay Area! Oh a mini facial! Yes, please!

  39. Dana Buckingham Reply

    I would love a mini facial, Tania! And thank you for posting the beautiful pics of SF and surrounding sights. Alcatraz fascinates me. I was in SF when I was a child and teen and we got to go to Chinatown. I have always loved oriental architecture and style of dress with the colors. I like some Chinese food – we went with some friends in Missouri to a Chinese restaurant and I had the BEST Orange Chicken I have ever eaten!! I’m glad you’re enjoying your time there. I hope your toe is better!

  40. Denise Nickerson Reply

    I would love a mini facial! I’ve wanted to try R&after but have never had the opportunity.

  41. Charlcy Green Reply

    Thank you for the amazing pics of San Francisco, Alcatraz, China Town and all the beauty! Its like we got to go w you! I’d love a mini facial too! Cool backpack!

  42. Love the pics! Thanks for sharing, including one of that dangerous Foo dog! Hope your toe is feeling better.

  43. Love your blog !! Haven’t been to SF in decades -really enjoyed the pics – glad to say it looks about the same !! Love LOVE your purple hoodie!! Brand please ???

  44. Micki Wallace Reply

    🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️ I really need a mini facial! 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️

  45. I would love a R&F Mini Facial! Thanks for sharing your photos! I’ve been to SF many times, but I never tire of it!

  46. I knew you would enjoy going to the city. You must go again with Joe. The long trip is definitely worth it. The best time to go is early September. The weather is perfect that time of year. Great pictures. I plan on going again next month to surprise visit my sister who lives there on her birthday. I’d love to try the mini facial from R + F!!

  47. Jennifer Orth Reply

    I would love a mini facial! I have the exact same pair of Asics! Most comfy shoes!

  48. Catherine McClamrock Reply

    Thanks for sharing your trip pictures! They were great!

  49. I wore a pedometer while in SF and got over 20,000 steps each day!
    BTW: I would love a mini facial 🙂

  50. I’m glad you enjoyed your SF visit, Tania! As kids, my dad used to drive us down Lombard Street and then “fast “on some of the hillier streets. We loved it! (We were easily entertained, lol) He was born and raised in “The City” and knew it well.

  51. Catherine F. Reply

    Isn’t that city fabulous? The shopping is great too. Would love to try a mini facial.

  52. So glad you enjoyed your trip. I just got back from New Orleans late last night. Would love a mini facial!

  53. Count me in for the mini facial. I try to do some sort of mask every night. Enjoyed your photos and commentary. Glad you are getting your exercise while having a fun time.

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