Love is in the air! It’s February and 70 degrees here on the sunny side of the San Francisco Bay.
I spent the last bit of 2014 and early 2015 traveling to and from the East Coast, and up and down the West Coast to spend time with loved ones. When on the road, I like to really focus on where I am. But in those final thirty minutes of the return trip, a sudden realization often hits: I’m finally, almost home.
As soon as I heard about Ai Weiwei’s @Large exhibit opening, I booked two ferry tickets to Alcatraz for my first trip out to the legendary island. We glided across the Bay’s deceptively still waters on a boat full of tourists. As the city fell into the distance, but never out of sight, we arrived on the island.
A few weeks ago, we pushed our way through San Francisco’s rush hour traffic for a weekend getaway in the Central Coast. Our friend Paul found us a charming nautical-themed house on a hill overlooking Morro Bay. We started each morning slowly, sipping coffee on our sunny deck. Without ever feeling rushed, we managed to make all the perfect pitstops around the coast.
Consumed over the weekend: Smoked fish tacos, in-n-out (of course), vegan “taco” salad, tri-tip sandwiches with beer-battered onion rings, and more!