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Monterey (CA) for the Day

The Bestie took me out for a day to celebrate the day we would add another candle to the cake, but I hate birthday cake (and the spit produced when candles are blown out on said cake), so she instead took me to the second happiest place on Earth.

Monterey, CA is beautiful, and makes for a pretty romantic getaway. But since it was a girls’ day, it was full of screams and laughter and people staring at us. Nothing new. Continue reading “Monterey (CA) for the Day”

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Best Golden Gate Views

So this is what everyone comes to San Francisco to see. The bridge. 80 years old this year. She looks good. You know. For a bunch of metal painted red.

I feel that most tourists travel to see the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the most iconic landmarks of the Bay Area. However, for those who don’t know, there is more than one place to view the bridge, and my favorite place is actually one that most tourists don’t see (because the parking sucks). Please know that this is not an all-inclusive list of every place in the Bay Area for a view of the Golden Gate. I just listed a few that I think offer the best views. Feel free to add your favorite places too. Read on for more . . . Continue reading “Best Golden Gate Views”

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Bay Bridge Trail

The overlooked sister to the Golden Gate and scourge of Bay Area rush hour traffic is the Bay Bridge. It consists of two spans that connect the cities of San Francisco and Oakland through Yerba Buena Island. In the last few years, the eastern span (the one whose upper deck collapsed during the Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989) has been replaced by a brand-spanking new one.

For those who aren’t Bay Area residents, the eastern span of the Bay Bridge has opened a pedestrian trail that now leads to a vista point out on Yerba Buena Island (before it just led to nowhere). The local news made a big “whoop-dee-doo” about it, so I got curious and decided to check it out. Continue reading “Bay Bridge Trail”

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AT&T Park: Home of the San Francisco Giants

My hockey team failed to advance in the playoffs, so in between NBA playoff games, I have begun to turn to baseball.

My home team is the San Francisco Giants. Although I may know only enough about baseball to compete with the average 5-year-old, I like how relaxed the sport is. It gives me a nice background accompaniment while I pore over my mountain of summer schoolwork, and is slow enough to allow me to catch a play as soon as I hear the crack of the bat (versus basketball or hockey, where I blink and miss goals or turnovers). But I digress . . . Continue reading “AT&T Park: Home of the San Francisco Giants”

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Miscellaneous Boston

There were a few extra sites to see throughout Boston that I visited besides those in my previous posts. As OCD as I am, I didn’t find them to really fit with the theme of other Boston posts I’ve written. I’ve decided to cram them all into one post instead of several separate posts, mainly because I found them in-between other sites. Continue reading “Miscellaneous Boston”