discovering san fran once again
July 21, 2013 § Leave a comment
When I decided to move back home after college I made a promise to myself during hour 9 of the 11 hour drive, that I would re-discover my hometown. I was still trying to convince myself that moving back in with my parents at 23 was going to be ok. If I was moving back to where I grew up, surrounded by the familiar then I would do my best to experience new things and go new places. And so far I have been pretty successful, well at least according to myself, and really these days thats all that matters.
Even though I grew up just 20 min outside of San Francisco there are still so many things that I have not seen or experienced here. So my parents and I took a little mini vacation this weekend to explore San Francisco. My mom had a conference for work and my dad and I decided to join her on a little adventure to the city. Apart from my brief job in the mission district in San Francisco, I hadn’t really been back since I’ve moved home.
We arrived Friday afternoon, and with our iphones in hand we went out in search of a restaurant that was close to our hotel. We found this great mexican place that reminded me of Cafe Rio, hmmm I still dream about their grilled chicken salad. I heard there is one in Berkeley but I have yet to check it out and find out if its an impostor or not. One can only hope. The food could not compare to Cafe Rio but it was a close second. Afterwards we took to the city on foot, and walked, and walked, and walked.
The next morning we ventured out to to the farmers market on the pier. I had been once before, so I was not exactly discovering new things with this one, but my parents had never been, so it totally counts.
I brought my camera with me to snap and photographs of anything that grabbed my attention. I have always loved photography, I took classes in high school and one in college. I loved them but I always seemed to have a problem with the professors telling me how to take my pictures. Its only a hobby, and I in no way claim to be a profession or even talented. Eets jus for fun.
The place was packed! And it smelled delicious. I wanted to buy and eat everything. But instead I just sampled…everything…a couple times
One of the things I love is typography. I looooove typography, and had lettering. I wish I had the talent to do some really crazy awsome hand lettering. Hopefully one day. But for now I just collect pictures of gerat ones I find.
Now I have never even ridden this ferry before, at least I don’t think I have. I have the worst memory, I know I have been on a ferry before….not sure if this is the same one. But anyways I want to ride it someday!
We walked around the farmers market for a while, it was so fun just to wander from booth to booth and see all the different types of food and produce people were selling.
I saw this statue of an old man in the middle of the farmers market, and I thought it was kind of beautiful. Like a wanderer moving from place to place, doesn’t really have a place to call home but today he is surrounded by people, community and delicious food.