When I flashback to the years I posted here far more frequently, my only question is WHAT in the world did I ever talk about? Secretly, I know the answer: nonsense. Justifying Target runs, sharing awful, grainy photos of Thursday’s late-night fries, rambling on and on about midterms until I have the urge to clobber myself silly. Am I right?
But I guess in hindsight, these simple nothings slowly become the everythings. But after writing thrilling, adventure-laden posts like my Europe recaps, anything I have to say about my day-to-day now seems quite lackluster. Which is totally not the case, but hey we're friends here and I'm just tellin' it like it is.
With that in mind, I thought we could sit down, grab a cuppa and really hash it out. A life lately post. You with me?
Summer In The City
My longstanding mission has been to explore more of San Francisco, which I truly believe to be the greatest city in the world. There's something about the summer air–chilly as it might be, this is a San Francisco summer we're talking about–that propels me into this mindset of: must. experience. all the things!!
Happy to report: my friends and I have checked several things off of our SF to-see, to-taste, to-do list. Hiking Lands End (the whole time we were exclaiming, I can't believe it's taken us this long to do this!), poking our noses into lovely towns outside of the city such as downtown Burlingame, the Santa Cruz coast and the woods of Pescadero. Checking out cafes and restaurants that have long been on our radar– Alice's BBQ in Woodside, Cafe Reveille (you'll see in these photos that it made my pink-loving heart fly), Mac Daddy which is exclusively mac and cheese. I could die satisfied.
Plus with weeknight happy hours enjoyed al fresco or curling up on the couch to watch the Olympic Trials after homemade meals, it's been quite the idyllic summer which I can only see getting better–I have grand plans of afternoons sunning in the park and baseball games and trips to the beach, that is!
On The Road
After a burst of traveling in April and May (Houston + multiple trips to LA), I've been laying low and actually, welcoming visitors such as my big sister and Brina, my best friend from home. But as wonderful as it's been to have some down-time, my bags are packed and my passport's at the ready for...
Fourth of July weekend in Seattle and Vancouver with my family! I'm leaving later today and couldn't be more excited to be on the road again... and to see my darling little kitty nephews, of course!
On the horizon is also a big two-week Europe trip in September which we've been slacking a little on planning for, but what else is new. Yes, yes, just as I've finished recapping the best of Europe, it looks like I'll be back at it again. Can anyone guess where? Hint: check the recaps ;)