California is and always be my home… Actually, I’ve never lived there, but every time I go, it feels like it is my home. So far I’ve been three times, and each time was very different. Let me tell you about the third time I went. I wanted to come visit my friend who lives in San Francisco. I live in Paris right now, so I took a flight, got to SF, and the adventure began!
One thing I would recommend while in SF is to go to the parks. There are so many, and they each have a different vibe. This time I discovered the Glenn Canyon Park, Golden Gate Park, Billy Goat Hill and went to a few museums (SF moma..). I tried a mexican hot chocolate (delicious discovery, I can assure you!). And walking around, I got to see amazing cacti, architecture (that’s actually one of the reasons why I love SF so mucho).
My friend is so good to me, she made me breakfast with some tea, coffee and a buddha mug (hell yeah, she’s the best!).
When you cross the bridge, you get to Sausalito, where you can escape the fog (Goodbye Karl – yes, SF fog has a nickname!).
I also went to Oakland, to see a friend, we had lunch at a place downtown and chilled around the lake.
With my other friend and her roomates, we went hiking in the area, and yes, if you were wondering, these are clouds!
That is when our roadtrip began!
This is Zion National Park, where we decided to fight the odds and try the hike of the Narrows. If you decide to go, beware of the flashfloods!
At this point I decided to dye my hair pink. It didn’t work very well haha. We went past Bryce canyon, and kept going towards Grand Staircase-Escalante National Park.
I made friends with chipmunks (I was the only one who cared).
But can I blame them? What they really wanted to see was this… the Lower Calf Creek Falls. Because it is so far from the main canyons and we had to hike for a few hours to access it, we were pretty much alone.
After all this hiking, fire-making (thank you friend), we decided to spend a day and night in Las Vegas. At first I wasn’t interested, but it turned out to be really fun! However I wouldn’t spend more than two days there, unless gambling and partying is your thing. We stayed at the Luxor hotel.
When we got back to SF, I had to attend a wedding in Fremont, we enjoyed some more of the city, tried a pole dancing class (fun!) and went to the redwoods.
We had a drink at the fancy Cliff House restaurant where we watched the sunset.
On the last day I got to see some more cool SF street art. I love it!
What do you guys think? Are you ready to give it a shot?