This past weekend Kat, Taylor, and I adventured to Tay’s home town in Northern California and San Francisco. She lives in Santa Rosa, CA which is a little less than an hour outside of San Fran. Kat and I were amazed by all of the greenery. As we were driving home from the airport the highway was surrounded by huge bright green trees and vineyards. We were easily sold on the city.
The first day we woke up, went to the local donut shop, and drove around her beautiful home town. (Sorry in advance for the pic, Tay)
That afternoon Kat and I drove to Healdsburg which is in Sonoma County. It is the most adorable town I have ever been to. It is centered around a little park with a gazebo and filled with small local business’ and lots of wine tasting rooms. Kat and I had a few fancy cocktails and pretended like we were locals.
The next day we all woke up later than planned and headed to San Francisco. We started our day off with a tour of Alcatraz. This was fascinating, we learned about several prisoners and their attempts to escape the island. After this we took a bike ride to Pier 39 (by bike ride I mean we rode on the back as someone pedaled us over). We ate seafood, walked through a mirror maze, ate way too many Mrs. Fields cookies, and stopped by Fisherman’s Wharf. Next we headed to Union Square and said goodbye to baby Hop for the summer.
The rest of the day Kat and I had a few more San Fran exclusive cocktails, went shopping, rode a cable car, took touristy pictures as we pretended to be locals, and ate our body weight in carbs.
The next day we ate a hardy breakfast and mimosas in Union Square. Two flights later and I am just as if not a worse flyer than before the trip. Shout out to T Hop and Kat for letting me curl up in your arms like a baby during the “1 hour and 20 minute non stop flight.” It was a wonderful time exploring a new city but I am very thankful to be back in 90 degree weather.