Sorry I haven’t warned you, but yes I am currently in California.
My bestie Lana and I had kiddingly spoken about coming here months ago, you know the “rooooadddd trrrripppp” you always wanna take? Well we actually did it. Except we wussied out on the whole two day road trip thing and flew here.
Lana and I bought a little journal in which we hope to document all of our adventures, because this is a very exciting and special time for us, roaming around this place, that we literally know NOTHING about. But, in addition to that, we have been taking lots of photos and will post 1 blog post for everyday that we are here.
I’ve gotten over the whole “oh, I look like a lame tourist” thing. I wear my camera loud and proud, bust out google maps everywhere I go, and ask so many questions. We’ve stopped caring about looking cool, which is such a relief.
We arrived late Wednesday night, where we made some not so great decisions with transportation(we were half asleep and it was pouring outside), but we made it to our destination, what was going to be our sweet little home for two days.
We stayed with a woman who had a precious little home in her garden. It was cozy and colorful and we woke up to the clucking chickens (more effective than any iphone siren alarm).
This place was a sweet sanctuary for Lana & I, mainly because of all the animals.
Our host also had children, which made this place feel even more homey for us. Something we needed on this venture away from Texas.
Being the excited little girls that we are, we woke up extremely early and set out in into the city. Random friends and websites provided us with a plethora of restaurants and attractions to go to, not knowing where to start, we took advantage of San Fran’s amazing public transportation to spit us off in downtown.
Everyone was so professionally casual, if that makes sense. We loved people watching and imagining what their lives were like. I couldn’t tell if the city was rushed or not, were people taking a stroll down the street or were they on their twenty minute lunch? One thing was for sure, Lana and I were the only foreigners on this Thursday morning.
A well-known chicken sandwich place we went to ^^ Yelp told us it was amazing…which it was…BUT a little different than what were used to. Very tender, slightly greasy chicken, with hard sea salt. Odd conjunctions in our mouthes created sweet and sour tastes, becoming slightly more addicting with every bite.
Cool shops inside the ferry building ^^
MMMM and rice balls too…
random explorations around town.
This is the City Lights Bookstore. “It’s historical and shit.” -Lana
We spent a while here reading, and decided that our next read of the season will be “Wild” by Cheryl Strayed.
We stopped a got a drink at Comstock Saloon, a hip and classy bar where we felt like different women for a good half hour.
fancy whiskey drink.
At night we went to the Exploratorium, where there was an “After Dark” exhibit. Pretty much a big playground for adults. We thought it was going to be nerdy, but ended up being SO COOL.
The day after this, we venture out to Berkeley. Get excited for what’s coming, Lana will be posting about it 🙂
Bye loves, wish us luck on the rest of our trip