Sunday was my last full day in San Francisco andKevin and Ihad the entire day to do whatever we wanted. Although Fisherman’s Warf is a very touristy area,we went anyway so I could check it out. If there’s one area of San Francisco that is most like Times Square in NYC, it would be Fisherman’s Warf. There are tons of tourist shops full of gaudy San Francisco memorabilia and a lot of chain stores. Kevin and I got there early enough that we were almost done meandering through Fisherman’s Warf by the time it started getting crowded. We had breakfast and walked around the marina so I could see the seals basking in the sun on the docks. I’m not used to seeing seals in Michigan or New York, so it was cool at least for me to observe the seals in such close proximity.
While we were walking around leisurely, I convinced by boyfriend to go on a carousal ride with me. We were by far the oldest people on it besides the adults watching their kids, but I had a lot of fun and was laughing the entire time. 🙂
Before moving on with our day, Kevin and I stopped at Ghiradelli Square to buy chocolate. I had originally wanted to try the Ghiradelli milkshake that I had heard was delicious, but I was still too full from breakfast so webought some chocolates for later instead (and two chocolate covered strawberries that we nauseatingly fed one another).
After a little siesta, Kevin took me on a tour of his alam mater–the Univeristy of California, Berkeley. I was curious to see what the campus looked like and I was anxious to compare it to the Univeristy of Michigan’s (Also because we have a little rivalry going on–U.S. Newsranked Michigan as #14 and Berkeley as the #21 best university in the world 😉 ). It is actually a very beautiful campus, and we had a lot of fun walking around. What I like the most about it are the giant Redwood trees that line some stretches of sidewalk and there is even a little stream that runs through a part ofcampus. It was very tranquil. It actually reminded me of Michigan’s campus during the summer when the grass is green and the trees are lush
Feeling nostalgic, Go Blue!). Berkeley’s campus squirrels are also just as friendly as the ones at Michigan that I used to feed all the time. While we were at Berkeley, Kevin drove me to Grizzly Peak, aka “”makeout point,”” so we could share a kiss. We were on the top of a mountain overlooking the city with a clear view of the Pacific. In fact, we were so high up that I felt
a little scared of the height, making it all the more exciting.
To end a perfect day, Kevin and I had an amazing dinner at Burma Superstar,awarded Best Burmese restaurant in the Bay Area. And it is a title well deserved. Kevin and I had a feast of Tea Leaf Salad, Vegetarian Samusa Soup, Superstar Vegetarian Noodles, and Firey Vegetables with Tofu. It was all delicious, and if there is one restaurant I will go back to when I fly to San Francisco again it is definitely Burma Superstar.
I had the best time visiting San Fransisco for the first time and spending quality time with my boyfriend. It has only been a day and I already feel nostalgic. Although, I wasn’t moved enough to want to move there. I’m still in love with NYC, and my trip to San Francisco actually just reassured me that this is where I want to live for the next several years. While San Francisco is cleaner, the air is fresh, and whichever way you turn you are surprised with another beautiful view, I’m addicted to the highs and lows and the adrenalineof the city. Another big factor for me is transportation. Unless you live next door to your place of work you need a car, and I simply hate driving. I like being able to either walk, takea train, or takea bus to wherever I need to go in the city that is abundant with new things to do/see, restaurants to eat, places to shop, etc.
Thank you so much San Francisco for showing me a great time this weekend, giving me ideal weather during my visit, andfor the backdrop for the gorgeouspictures that will forever make me smile, but it’s now time I get back into the hustle and bustle of the real city lifeto which I’ve become accustomed.