This continued heatwave has inspired me to continue and wrap up my SF trip, as I am pining for cool and breezy Bay-area weather. The AC in my car has conveniently decided to be inconsistently cold so that's been a not fun sweaty time in traffic in this weather.
After dinner, we went up Twin Peaks to catch a cheeky view of the sunset.....us, and the entire rest of the city. *eye roll. It was so freaking packed. The line of cars going up the hill was bumper to bumper so I just hopped out of the car and ran down the hill to a little spot off the road to take some photos. My friend has been up it before and lives in the area so she kindly maneuvered the car up and back down the hill while I did my thing. The big pink blob in the photo above is the finger of a stranger.
"Wowwww, it's been a minute since I've used one of these things!!!" Thanks lady, we can tell.
It was reaaaalllly windy and cold up there but fortunately was really clear so there were some great views of the city.
I had continued walking back down the hill to a little section of the road that had somewhat of a shoulder that I could wait for my friend at. I took my camera out and took a pic and skrrrrrt a bunch of cars pull over to take photos thinking it was a prime photo opp or something. I mean I guess haha.
That night we went out barhopping in the Mission. Went to a sk8er boi tiny hat biker ish bar called Killowatt. Pretty fun. Another honorable mention was this place, Casanova. The girls I was with didn't really care for it, but I thought it had an amusing eclectic crowd. Went to a few more bars and met some characters on the street but got home at a decent hour.
The following morning we got coffee and a lil snack at this coffee shop called Farley's in Portrero Hill while we waited 2 years for a table at Plow. This spot was actually really cool inside and I got a really tasty bfast empanada with egg and veggies.
Really, really bomb brioche stuffed french toast from Plow. We waited about 2 hours for a table here but the food came out really quick. I def would suggest eating a little something before you come here on a busy Sunday morning during brunch and/or grabbing something to sip on or eat while you wait nearby!
Went and did a quick jaunt through a little area called Fillmore. Grabbed a coffee and walked around through the shops.
If you know me you know I LOVE JACKETS. Jacket Queen over here. If I could have jacket weather all year round I would.
Didn't buy anything but it was fun to look around. I always used to feel like I had to buy stuff on trips. Not so much anymore. However, I do think it is that much more enjoyable and special to shop on trips versus just buying random shit online at home. There is sentimental value attached to it and you can often find things you can't find elsewhere. And if you can get it at home, then I don't buy it on trips. Nah mean?
The cutest grass I've ever seen. This is straight up Bambi level! We headed over to Golden Gate park to take a quick snooze before I inevitably had to start heading to the airport to fly back south down to hotter than Hades Southern California.
It was so breezy and chill and perfect. Enjoy city parks is probably one of my favorite things to do when I travel. I highly recommend it!
This is probably TMI, but I peed in this park. By a trees. In some grass. In public. Idk what was going on but I had to constantly pee on this trip. Trust me, after a few quick hits on google and a browse on Web MD, I was like 'Well...guess I have diabetes.' Does anyone else self-diagnose worse case scenarios when it comes to your bodily health? haha.
So before I dropped my pants in a public park, I found myself in a debate in which my options were to very quickly make it to the Whole Foods that was about a 5 minute walk away. Or duck behind a tree. I went with the first option but then aborted mission when I realized I wasn't going to make it in time and saw what I thought was a really secluded area. No joke the second I started going I heard foot steps romping through the foliage. I didn't even dare look up to see who it was. Can't stop midstream. Okkkkkk wow that got really gross real fast! I digress.
Anway, great quick trip to SF. It was real fun, chill, real breezy, real nice. Sometimes a weekend away is all you need. Try to find a spot semi-near where you live and just go!!!