Happy 4th of July!


Ghirardelli Chocolates, Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco.

On a recent vacation trip to California, I came across so many kinds of Americana along the way. But the images I am sharing here are the ones that I truly enjoyed. When we were in San Francisco, we stopped by the Ghirardelli Square in San Francisco to visit the original plant of the Chocolate maker. Ghirardelli Chocolates is an original American product which started here in San Francisco since 1852. Their chocolates and Ice Cream parlour shops are worth the visit. The Ghirardelli sell various types of chocolates and many types of ice cream in their cafe.
Then when we crossed the Golden Bridge in San Francisco, we stopped by Sausalito, California, the city on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge. When we were in Sausalito, I came across these original and unique American Folk Art, celebrating of course the best of America. I hope you enjoy them as our American friends celebrate their National Holiday, perhaps with hot dogs, Ghirardelli chocolates, some Banana Splits and Hot Fudge Sundaes!

Ghirardelli Banana Split and Hot Fudge Sundae.

American Folk Art from Sausalito, California.

Various American plates representing each State of  the United States by Scott Hanson.

American favourite food, The Hotdog, created by  Jean Wells.

Happy 4th of July  USA!

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  1. Great american photos ;) Happy 4th of july ;)

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  2. Pam,
    Just getting back and catching up with your lovely blog. I feel like I missed so much. Love this Ghirardelli post! We always stop here in when we are in the city. I especially love cooking with their chocolate. They have so many cute things for the holiday. I'll have to check them out.
    Looks like you had a fun time. I look forward to reading more and catching up with all your posts!


    1. Welcome back Kim! Yes, San Francisco was fun! I hope you had a great vacation too? I'm looking forward to your blog post about your vacation.

  3. Fantastic photos...Happy 4th of July...xv

    1. Oh my, thanks Vicki for stopping by. I am glad you enjoyed the photos.

  4. The state map of license plates is awesome.

    1. Hi Connie, yes, I loved that art work by Scott Hanson. So creative! The Hot dog was awesome too.


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