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.