Well hello! We just got back from a phenomenal trip to San Francisco. Though we had originally intended to attend Pokémon Worlds, having all that free time in San Francisco really let us explore so many different neighborhoods and see so much in 5 days. It was my first time there, and everything was so photo-worthy! Even better, Matt’s been there a bunch of times and we were able to do things that were new to him too. We love to explore, and we walked A LOT. Here’s our trip!
What We Did:Walked to the Ferry Building, then the whole Embarcadero, and Fisherman’sWharf, then Ghiradelli Square, over to Lombard Street and all the way to the Palace of Fine Arts and the Golden Gate Bridge.
What We Ate:a Nutella Belgian Waffle at Pier 39 with an apple cider from Biscoff next door, a sourdough turtle from Boudin, In-N-Out Burger for lunch, dinner with Matt’s friend at YakiniQ for Korean barbecue.
What We Did: A museum visit to California Academy of the Sciencesjust in time to watch the penguins get fed and chase butterflies in their rainforest exhibit, walked through Inner & Outer Richmond to Sea Cliff, then the breath-taking hike of Lands Endand the Sutro Baths.
What We Ate: breakfast at Pinecrest Diner, lunch at Lou’s Cafe, and dinner with Matt’s friends at Iza Ramen where I finally got my takoyaki!
Three years ago, I had this temp job that hired a lot of co-op students from a local university. One such student sat behind me and we’d chat on occasion. She was from Ireland, studying abroad in the US. While my summer weekends were spent escaping to the beaches of Rhode Island, she travelled the United States. I quickly realized she’d seen more of my home country than I had!
So, I’ve had this running list of US cities I wanted to visit. It’s evolved a bit over time, but I decided to post this now, since the travel bug has hit me hard and I’m making real progress!