Long time, no see! Sorry. Sitting at my computer just wasn’t an option the past few days because of this:California was a blast! I’m not even sure where to start with our trip. How about a run?I 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!Anthony was in San Francisco when I arrived (he’d been in town for a work trip) and it was nice to finally be reunited! We 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… San Francisco, I hate your hills. But at least they’re pretty when you get to the top.Later 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?!Another (of many!) reunions included meeting up with Dave and Laki, two of Anthony’s best guy friends.The four of us spent Friday evening walking along the water and sharing this beautiful block of cheese from at a little wine bar:Then we headed over to The Slanted Door for a fabulous dinner!Shout 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!And 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?