Jeff and I are successfully moved into our new apartment in Walnut Creek! It is small, but slowly becoming more like home. Things are still in boxes, so I am not ready to take or post pictures of it yet.
Last week was a truly physically exhausting week. Unfortunately for us, we decided to move on the two hottest days of the year in the bay area (several days in the mid-90’s). We were (re)assured by everyone who lived here that it is not like this…well…EVER. I was a little disappointed, but I think Jeff was a bit relieved 🙂
After countless bruises, innumerable boxes (seriously, why do we have so much stuff?!) and what felt like buckets of sweat (nice, huh?), we decided to treat ourselves on Saturday by checking out the *big* city. We jumped on the BART and set off to explore downtown San Francisco, which was hosting the America’s cup (a sailing competition), Fleet week and numerous professional sporting events. Needless to say, it was packed. We made our way along the “Piers”, ducking and weaving through slow walkers, and finally stopped to check out the view at Pier 39.
The view from Pier 39 of San Fran bay and the Bay Bridge in the background on a beautiful, sunny Saturday.
We continued on towards Fisherman’s wharf where we watched the Fleet Week airshow and were even treated to a show by the Blue Angels! I tried to take a few pictures, but all you can see is a lot of light blue sky. I won’t bore you with those images here. It was impressive with numerous jaw-dropping (and loud!) stunts.
After the show was over, we wandered over to Ghirardelli Square and although it wasn’t the Willy Wonka Factory-like utopia that I had imaged it to be, it was still pretty delicious. We parked ourselves on a nearby bench and gorged ourselves on healthy (dark, its good for you!) chocolate. Here is us pre-sugar high:
Afterwards we went on the hunt for real food. All this walking, sunshine and chocolate, we needed sustenance! We ended up in Little Italy. There were so many restaurants to choose from, it was heaven!! We found a great little place with outdoor seating and ordered a couple pasta dishes. Jeff paused to take a picture of the food with his phone. I did not. So you can’t see what we ate, but trust me, it was tasty. It reminded me of my brother and sister-in-law and our time together in Italy this past summer. Although, the restaurant did not serve Prosecco or Spritzes (Matt and Nat, it was a major disappointment, the waitress gave me the weirdest look when I asked), I guess we will have to go to Italy ourselves get the real thing!
Until then, I think we will have plenty of things to do and see (and eat) here. More to come, once the dust settles a little bit.
Thinking of you all!