"No city invites the heart to come to life as San Francisco does. Arrival in San Francisco is an experience in living." - William Saroyan
Sometimes I take for granted that I live in a city that people come from all over the world to visit. There is so much to do in San Francisco, so much to explore, and you could live here for years and not experience all this city has to offer.
|Me & my bestie Kari on a pit stop during our bike ride across the city.|
I've lived in the Bay Area since I left home to attend San Francisco State University. I ended up in SF because it's only about an hour and a half from where I grew up, so it was close enough to visit home, yet far enough away that I was on my own. Since moving to San Francisco, I've lived all over the city. The apartment I am currently in is my 5th apartment in 5 years. Thank goodness I am marrying a big, strong man that is a good mover!
When I was in college, I lived on the far edge of the city, right near Ocean Beach. In SF, it is rarely hot enough to lay out on the beach, but during October we have what we call an "Indian Summer" and it is by far the best time of year weather-wise.
After graduating from SFSU with my Radio & Television degree, I moved in with my friend in the beautiful city of Sausalito. Just across the Golden Gate bridge, Sausalito has amazing views of the city. The picture above is actually the view from my old bedroom. It was when I lived in Sausalito that I had one of my most exciting adventures yet...I had always wanted to ride my bike across the world-famous Golden Gate bridge, and I did it all by myself! (And of course I had strangers take pictures of me during my proud moment!)
I love when family & friends visit me because there is so much to do! One of my favorite places in the city is Ghirardelli Square, home of the famous Ghirardelli Sundae. As a sugar addict, I take everyone that visits there so I can selfishly indulge in a mouth-watering sundae.
|My big sister at Ghirardelli Square.|
|Having a sundae with one of my little sisters.|
Now that I can't stop thinking about the warm, gooey fudge, sweet vanilla ice cream and fluffy whip cream topped with a cherry and served with a necessary glass of water, I'll share with you a few of my favorite things in the city:
|The view from Twin Peaks.|
|The seals at Pier 39.|
|The cable cars.|
|Shopping in Union Square. Especially when my parents come :)|