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san francisco part 1

Long time, no see! Sorry. Sitting at my computer just wasn’t an option the past few days because of this:_DSC0205California was a blast! I’m not even sure where to start with our trip. How about a run?20160429_073432I got in reeeallly late on Thursday night. A (late) morning Friday run helped me find my groove again. Two things I do asap when I arrive in a new place: 1) unpack and iron everything so that I feel settled in and 2) go for a run so that I know where I am. I don’t have a great sense of direction so I need to do some loops around town to find my bearings!20160429_082149Anthony was in San Francisco when I arrived (he’d been in town for a work trip) and it was nice to finally be reunited! 20160429_075529We were so happy to hang out again that we didn’t mind the massive hills. Here is set 2 of 45 that we ran up and down in the Presidio Heights area…20160429_075750 San Francisco, I hate your hills. But at least they’re pretty when you get to the top.20160429_075519Later in the morning I met up with Mercedes! Long-time readers might remember her from my DC days. We used to run together almost every week! Now she lives out west, I’m down south, and our two other running buddies are up east (Hi Miriam and Leah!).
We caught up over croissants and coffee at a cool cafe called St. Frank. So good to see Mercedes after three years apart. Where does the time go?!20160429_103522Another (of many!) reunions included meeting up with Dave and Laki, two of Anthony’s best guy friends.20160429_175638The four of us spent Friday evening walking along the water and sharing this beautiful block of cheese from at a little wine bar:20160429_191323Then we headed over to The Slanted Door for a fabulous dinner!_DSC0183_DSC0186Shout out to reader Michelle, the manager at this restaurant, who recognized me and said hello. I think she might have been responsible for the churros that magically appeared on our table, too :) Thanks Michelle!_DSC0191And that’s day 1 of San Francisco! I think I can squeeze days 2 and 3 in tomorrow. Get ready for more baked goods and water views.

  • Favorite city in California?
  • How many year(s) have you had the same running buddy?
  • What do you do as soon as you arrive in a new place?

10 thoughts on “san francisco part 1

  1. I’m hoping to finally go to San Francisco this summer. We go to California usually once per year (last year was 2x) but never been all the way up to San Fran. Usually we stay in SoCal. I really like San Diego, LA has some nice parts, but we usually don’t spend time there (except for LAX and Disney).

    • lucky you! i’d love to go to cali every year. we often stop during the journey to australia but never stay longer than our five-hour layover :)

  2. My favorite city in CA is Berkeley. Lots of good food, lots of trails nearby for running, and a small-town feel compared to SF.

    Alas, I have yet to find another running buddy who is willing to get up at 5:00 AM! I have various running buddies, but not a single consistent one.

    As soon as I arrive in a new place, I usually go for a run! Best way to beat jet lag and explore a new place.

    • morning people are hard to find which is why when you find one you have to hold on tight! :)

  3. I went to San Francisco last fall and it was a lot of fun! I’ll be moving to Palo Alto in September, so I’m really excited to see more of that side of the country! I’ve had the same running buddy for about 2.5 years, but sadly she’s slightly injured at the moment, so the most we do is three miles together.