Trip Recap: Back to the Bay

in , by Lavender Elizabeth, February 28, 2018
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.


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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