I grew a love/hate relationship with the West Coast over the past 7 months. I absolutely love it, but I absolutely hate how far away it is to everything I am familiar with.
In September, two special visitors flew cross-country to meet me in San Francisco.
Kip, Newby & I wined and dined our way through the city.
|Three greatest friends at the Golden Gate Bridge|
|Dinner at Boudin Bakery in Fisherman's Wharf|
|Walked miles in China Town|
|Madonna Estate Winery|
|Grapes on the Vine|
|Ben F. Where you at?|
Second semester I returned to the city by the bay with a fellow LC, Haley. We stayed with a favorite Fraternity friend, Denise. A former LC herself, it was quite entertaining to browse through her scrapbooks and see that not much has changed in the world of Kappa. After crazy airport scheduling and delays we all three finally met up for a wonderful weekend. Friday night, Haley and I treated ourselves to a wild jammed packed evening with Queen Latifah and Dolly Partin in Joyful Noise and of course a couple of milk steamers at Starbucks. It was the perfect break we needed. Saturday we took BART into the city to sight-see till Denise could meet us later.
|Lunch in Fisherman's Wharf|
|Cable Car Ride|
When Denise picked us up she gave us the ultimate city tour.
Lombard Street, heads out the sunroof and all.
|View from Coit Tower|
|Coins left under the glass windows at Coit Tower|
|Golden Gate Bridge at Sunset|
We had dinner at The North Beach Restaurant where we spotted two local icons.
Marian and Vivian Brown, San Francisco's favorite twins.
Denise insisted we not leave until I got a picture of them at dinner.
After dinner we ended the night at Ghirardelli square for sundaes.
Denise, thanks for always being there for us.
You have been such a mentor through this journey of travels
and we are lucky to have crossed paths with you.
California, thanks for six amazing weeks this year. I promise to return soon.