It’s been about 6 months since I’ve moved to San Francisco. This city is crazy, I love it, I hate it, and I can’t imagine what life would have been like had I stayed in Rochester. At the age of 25, I regret nothing about this move, and even if I end up back in Rochester in a few years, the experience that my self and Sarah are having here is something we’ll remember forever.
The weekend of Halloween, we had our first group of friends come visit. Sarah and I have tried hard to make friends out here, whether it’s people at work, or outside of work, and of course, still keep in touch with everyone from Rochester. It was amazing to have friends in town, to be able to show off the city that I’m growing to love.
It was also nice to not have to plan anything, we let the tourists handle that. All the little things that I’ve not been able to do, especially the touristy things, it felt good to be tacky and have fun for a long weekend.
The highlight was the trip to Muir Woods. It was incredible. I’ve seen photos, but standing at the base of the enormous trees is one of the most humbling things I’ve ever experienced. I’ll only casually mention the proposal, Ian (finally) asked Taylor to marry him, so that made it even more memorable. Take a look at the photo gallery page to see some Muir Woods photos, and some other snapshots of their stay.
Alcatraz, Fisherman’s Wharf, The California Academy of Science, Haight Street, we did all the things that tourists think of when they think San Francisco. It was a great way to experience a city that over the last half a year, I’ve come to appreciate, but have only seen less than 1/10th of what is available her.
I look forward to many more people coming to visit, and experiencing San Francisco with them as I grow to call this city home.