Exploring

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Lately I’ve been exploring new areas a lot. Moving to the Bay Area has put me outside of my comfort zone. When we moved here we knew no one, didn’t know the area, and didn’t have a place to live. I’ve had to meet new people, explore new areas, and try all the food I can find. Recently I’ve been making a point to go outside every day. I think it’s helped with my mood, my health, and overall happiness. I sat down and my desk and realized that I’ve neglected this blog of mine for almost the whole month. Well I’ve got lots of good adventures and spots to share, so I’m going to hopefully get back up on that. This is a shot from an adventure in Oakland last week, I have a lot of beautiful images to share from this exploration, so keep your eyes peeled (that saying is so creepy to me).

A Picnic in January

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.

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