San Francisco

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Last weekend we spent all of Saturday in the city.
 It was pretty nostalgic being there, especially for Derek since he lived there for a couple of years. 
He was living there when we were dating and I remember some of our very best dates were in the city.
We drove up then took the muni to Embarcadero to spend the morning at the farmers market. 
We sampled delicious peaches, nectarines, plums, etc and then got some lunch.

After letting our stomachs settle a little bit we went on a 9 mile run that Derek plotted for us. 
It was by far the most BEAUTIFUL run I have ever done! 
The weather was perfect, 75 degrees with a slight breeze to keep us cool. 
I loved running by all of the charming homes and everyone seemed to be out on picnics or walking their dog.

After our run we headed over to Tony's Pizza (after we showered at 24 hour fitness, in case you were wondering). Tony's is one of Derek's absolute favorite restaurants. He was in heaven.

After this trip I was a little more convinced that I could live in the city, even for just a year. It might have just been the beautiful weather though...I forget that it's "hoodie weather" about 95% of the time.

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monday, July 1, 2013

Derek has been at his internship for a month already and time just keeps flying by! I have been enjoying my weekends in California; it feels like I am on vacation every weekend! We have all of our weekends planned already to ensure that we can fit everything in. This past weekend was our trip to the Monterey Bay Aquarium. I have been several times and have fun memories of going to the aquarium on school field trips, but this was Derek's first time. He had never been to Monterey before and was very impressed. He even said he "could live there." Although he could live almost anywhere and be happy, so I'm not sure if that is saying much.

I am so impressed every time I go to the aquarium. They do such an amazing job with their exhibits and you can really tell how passionate they are about the ocean and marine life. My favorites are the jellies, sea otters and stingrays. 

After a few hours at the aquarium we were ready for some food, so we walked down Cannery Row and ate dinner at Bubba Gumps. This was also another first for Derek.

We're planning a trip to Carmel with my family this month so we hope to be back near Monterey soon!