Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Trip Recap: Back to the Bay

For the past two weeks, I've been back in the Bay Area of California. I hadn't been back in almost a year and a half, so having the opportunity to be there as long as I did was great. I not only saw friends from high school and college, but experienced working in San Francisco for my company. My complete itinerary, along with some photos, are below.

ITINERARY

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16: San Francisco + Morgan Hill
Morning: Spend time on Pier 1 in San Francisco.
Afternoon + Evening: Drive to Morgan Hill to visit my high school friend, Kiley, her husband, Daniel, and their adorable boy, Oliver.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17: Morgan Hill + Sacramento
Morning: Eat breakfast with Kiley's family.
Afternoon: Drive to Sacramento.
Evening: Go to Iron Horse Tavern for dinner with Clara, Marie, and Alaa. (I had a mac and cheese sampler that was so tasty!) After, go to Biergarten for drinks.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18: Sacramento
Morning: Go for brunch at Crepeville.
Afternoon: Go on an Ikea and Target trip with Clara.
 Evening: Take the 5 Love Languages quiz with Clara and her girlfriend, Jamie. (Later in March, I'll share my findings with you!)

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19: Sacramento
Morning: Eat Emma's homemade breakfast (waffles, whipped cream, and bacon galore!)
Afternoon: Play indoor glow-in-the-dark mini putt at Monster Mini Golf. (I came in second!) Eat lunch at Mimi's Cafe.

TUEADAY, FEBRUARY 20: San Francisco + Alameda
Morning + Afternoon: Work from my company's San Francisco office.
Evening: Drive to Alameda to have dinner at Bluefin Sushi Thai (a combo Japanese-Thai restaurant) with my high school friend, Katherine.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21: San Francisco + Emeryville
Morning + Afternoon: Continue to work out of my company's San Francisco office.
Evening: Drive to Emeryville for a going away party (and enjoy the hot tub).

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22: San Francisco
Morning + Afternoon: Continue to work out of my company's San Francisco office.
Evening: Have a cozy night in with Marie.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23: Marin + Mountain View + San Francisco
Morning: Drive to Marin for my endocrinologist appointment. (Despite moving to Chicago, I kept my specialist in California as he knows my case really well.)
Afternoon: Explore downtown Mountain View with Clara.
Evening: Eat dinner at Emmy's Spaghetti Shack.

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24: San Francisco
Morning: Eat brunch at Cafe Seventy8.
Afternoon: Ride Ford GoBikes into the Castro District. Go to a Little Mermaid sing-along at the Castro Theatre. (We got crowns, glow-sticks, and bubbles to use throughout the movie and poppers to set off during the wedding!) Explore the Castro, eat at Hot Cookie, shop at Cliff's Variety, and get pour-overs at Philz Coffee.
Evening: Meet Emma at Patxi's Pizza for dinner. Have ice cream at Salt & Straw.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25: San Francisco
Morning: Drink coffee outside and have breakfast.
Afternoon: Climb a million stairs and hills for a beautiful view of the city.
Evening: Go to dinner at Urban Putt with Marie's boyfriend, Chris, and friends.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 26: San Francisco
Morning + Afternoon: Work from my company's San Francisco office (and finally meet my manager in person!).
Evening: Spend my last night relaxing with Marie.

I had the absolute best time being back in the Bay!

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