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Six Months

Old friends visiting you in your new city

Figuratively, the above union served as the utmost contrast to 2018’s penultimate chapter. New Year’s was spent in New Mexico. I can’t think of a more emblematic place the shed the weight of 2017 and 2018. Something new.
For parents, portraits are a great Christmas gift. Evidence above and below.

Look at my baby brother, KJ!
For those who continually or haphazardly visit this space, thank you?

Day Trip to Marin



 

Across the Golden Gate bridge, there is place that feels like a different universe in comparison to San Francisco: Marin and Sausalito. Nature is abundant, as is silence. We took a quick jaunt away from the city and visited some of the places below.

Places to See

  • Fort Point 
  • Mill Valley
  • Muir Beach
  • Muir Woods
  • Downtown Marin
  • All the hikes!

Things to Eat or Drink

  • Puerto Rican at Sol Food (get the plaintain chips)
  • Fish at Fish
  • Drinks at the Pelican Inn


Casual Fridays

Since lugging my DSLR around becomes cumbersome at times, I decided to share iPhone photos from San Francisco and SoCal. It’s a “Casual Friday” photography post. Some scenes from evening walks in Alta Plaza and Presidio Heights, tasting menus at Petit Crenn, tours of Google offices and celebrations with my Irish twin.

In August, we’re studying for the GMAT (help!), joining our favorite gym (again), getting involved in local non-profits and traveling to see our favorite people. And by we, I mean me and my imaginary dog that I wish I had in SF.


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Going Home

San Francisco doesn’t get much of a summer. As a person, San Francisco would be described as “amiable.” She doesn’t have much of a personality. Always 65 and Sunny, SF is predictable; a heavy fog in the morning and evening and consistent temperatures year round. As a result, she doesn’t have a temper, doesn’t get moody and doesn’t give us a summer. She doesn’t amp up the temperature and humidity when she feels cranky. She remains the same. Chicago possessed emotion, ebbs and flows. To be honest, I miss Chicago’s moods and temperament; while unpredictable and willy, she remained consistent amidst her constant turbulence. Extended metaphor over!

In short, “home” feels far away these days. To fully enjoy summer and go “home,” I’ve been visiting my family in Southern California and plotting trips back to the Midwest. Here are some pictures from my visit in July!