Winter in California is awesome for the most part. No snow, no icy car windows, and no real use for a heater. While I do love getting bundled up in my sweaters and boots I don’t miss those Utah winters one bit. Last week Ashley, Hazel, and I decided to head out to Lake Merritt for a pizza picnic. We grabbed some pizza from Boots and Shoe, definitely one of my favorite pizza places in the area, and snagged a nice little spot by the lake. As much as I love San Francisco I think that Oakland is rather special. I love the houses, the hills and the diversity in the area (of course all of which can be found in San Francisco as well). Anyways, it was a beautiful day in January and honestly the perfect day for a picnic. We enjoyed our pizza, taking some photos, and a jaunt around the lake. These two girls have become some of my best friends in the Bay Area. They are beautiful and nice and all around good company. I look forward to many more picnics with these two.
If you know me then you know I’m obsessed with dogs. I love puppies and have grown up with them. Since moving away from home I’ve really missed having a furry friend of my own. So whenever I manage to make friends that have dogs it makes me really happy. I met Lindsay and Charlie it was a match made in heaven. I love getting to explore with these two. They are perfectly adorable for photos and always willing to adventure with me (dream friends right there). We decided to go up to Bernal Heights and walk through the neighborhood a bit. It was a beautiful day, a little clear, a little hazy and it seriously felt amazing out. I definitely hope to explore this neighborhood more, we walked on the “downtown area” a bit and I definitely want to explore the shops and food a bit more.
A few weeks ago my friend Emma visited while she was in town for a wedding. This girl is just like super cute (obviously cause I’m only friends with cute people, right? haha). Anyways, even though I was sick most of her visit we still made the most of her time in town and took her to lots of fun places. Of course on her first day (new years day) we had to take her up to Twin Peaks because it was a beautifully clear day. You could see the whole bay that day. We stood up there with a million and one tourists and took some photos until we froze our buns off and headed down the peak. It’s always windy and cold up at Twin Peaks during the afternoon (a little bit of a different story possibly in the early morning but what would I know I’m not a morning person). I love the sweeping views of the bay that you can get on a clear day up here. You can see all the way to Oakland on a day like this. We were all frozen after the sunset so we headed home to the East Bay, but if you ever visit San Francisco Twin Peaks is definitely a must see.