Hey y'all! I'm back from SF, which I feel is an awful lot like NYC if everybody CALMED THE FUCK DOWN was more easygoing and didn't graffiti every possible surface. Like, no joke, I got on the subway from the airport to go home and there were teenagers graffiti-ing the subway right in front of me as I sat there cursing teenagers because I'm actually a million years old. San and Sarah are two of my greatest pals who I don't get to see too often because we live apart from each other, and we have been planning a girls trip for some time now; I'm so happy we got to spend time together!
I have about a million pictures of my trip up on my flickr, but for the most part, I can summarize my trip in about 3 kinds of experiences:
SAN FRANCISCO IS GREEN AND PRETTY
We never got to go on one of these, but they were pretty awesome to see in person! I'M A TOURIST.
Union Square Park!
Walking to eat lunch by the Bay Bridge--my favorite photo from our trip!! <3 Besides the 309238409283048923 sticker pictures, we'll get to those, hold up.
Golden Gate Park!
We stepped outside the amazing City Lights Bookstore to find the Transamerica Pyramid. I'M A TOURIST.
I ATE A LOT OF REALLY GOOD THINGS IN SAN FRANCISCO.
Salami & Spinach Sandwich Special (I LOVE ALLITERATION) from Boccalone, at the Ferry Market.
Meatball Bahn Mi and Sweet Potato Fries from Bun Mee, in Pacific Heights!
Clam Chowder Bread Bowl from Boudin in Fisherman's Wharf.
Pork Ribs at To Hyang, I can't even explain how perfect this meal was--top three meals I've ever had in my LIFE. IT IS THAT GOOD.
I LOVE MY FRIENDS VERY MUCH AND WANT TO BE WITH THEM ALL THE TIME
San and Sarah on our INTENSE SPIRAL ESCALATOR ROLLER COASTER RIDE
We each saved up an embarrassing amount of money to take as many possible sticker pictures as we were able to. We don't have hardly any pictures of us all together, so I am hoarding and treasuring and crying every night over these little guys.
One of the days I was in SF, I met up with my friend Iris and Dani, the former who lives near SF and the latter who was visiting the same time as us! ALL MY FRIENDS, SURROUNDING ME <3 <3
Girls Trip = SUCCESS!!
I don't go on many trips for fun; usually it's to visit family or to go to a convention to work, so it was great to not only take some time off, but to spend that time with two gals who I love very much and never get to see in person, let alone all of us together. When I was growing up, I didn't have a lot of gal pals (or friends in general, let's be honest, teenager!Katie) and so it was nice to have REAL TALK and fun with San and Sarah. All three of us have some big changes in our lives coming up, and I'm glad we can talk about it and afford the time and days to go on an annual trip! And I did say annual...I hear Disneyworld calling to us in 2014! Whoop whoop!!!