"Once upon a time this was home sweet home" Top 5 Page for this destination San Rafael by jessicadf
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The last night in the apartment and I'm down to my computer, VT and a couple of final boxes.
San Rafael, California was my home for 10 years. I've recently bought a house in Novato, and will be moving there in June. Until then, I'm moving to Sausalito...a Marin county girl am I, for better or for worse.
San Rafael is in the center of Marin County, which is just North of San Francisco. To get to Marin, take the Golden Gate Bridge out of San Francisco. When you get halfway across the bridge, you'll be in Sausalito, the first town in Marin County. San Rafael is about 20 minutes North.
My mother grew up in Sausalito, and I spent a fair amount of time there as a child. I mainly lived in Novato, the farthest North town in Marin, while growing up. For the past 7 years, I've lived in San Rafael.
From my old apartment, on top of a hill, I have a view of the North part of the San Francisco Bay (the section I see is called San Pablo Bay), and the view from my carport is of Mount Tamalpais. Marin is a beautiful, beautiful place to be... while I've traveled a great deal in my life, my heart has always filled with joy to return home, here.
I don't particularly love my apartment, but one thing it does posess is a spectacular view from the living room and balcony.
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