san francisco

i have been to san francisco twice. once was the summer after my sophomore year in high school traveled to paradise, california with my grandparents to visit my aunt, uncle and cousins in paradise, california. we went to san francisco for the weekend, which was fun. we did a lot of the touristy things, and also saw where my grandpa grew up and visited the grave and urn of his parents.

a year later, i went back to san francisco with my high school classmates for our senior class trip. we went in march, so the weather was nice, and that was definitely the best spring trip i’ve ever been on. we had so much fun. there are so many things to do in san francisco. we were divided into groups, and when we were out in the city we were supposed to be with the adult assigned to our group. my group had one of our class sponsors, and i remember he walked so fast, we had to run through the streets to keep up with him.

one of my best memories of the trip was the night we arrived. we were on two different flights, and when my flight got in we were starving. by the time we got to our hotel, it was pouring, but me, my friend penny and some of the guys in our class went wandering around the area in the pouring rain to find food. we found a chinese place and had a blast.

while we were there, the movie “the wedding planner” was being filmed, and we saw streets blocked off for the taping. several of the girls in my class were at one spot when a scene was being filmed and got to meet matthew mcconaughy. they got his autograph, and he kept the butterfly pen one of my classmates gave him to write with. they talked about that for the rest of the trip, and i was so bummed i wasn’t with them. that would have been so awesome.

i can’t wait to go back to san francisco. i went on my class trip to a giants game at candlestick park, but joe and i want to go to the giants’ new stadium. we want to plan a california trip to hit as many of the west coast stadiums as we can, such as oakland, la and san diego. while we’re out there, i want to make sure we do the touristy-thing. there are sight-seeing tours offered by trusted tours and attractions that could be fun. that company also offers san diego zoo tickets. when we do make it to san diego for a padres game, whether it’s during the san francisco trip or not, i really want to go to the san diego zoo. it’s pretty well-known. i’m at least signing up for their newsletter. if you do, you get a chance to win a handheld gps system, which i would love since i tend to get lost. 🙂

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Hi! I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. I’m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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  1. Mandy says:

    You should come to CA for trip. San Diego zoo is beautiful. You should also see the Wildlife Park. I could go on about the places you should see.

  2. Laura says:

    I agree on the Wildlife Park. Petco Park is awesome!

    I can’t believe you’ve been to Paradise; it’s so small and not very well-known. I have a good friend from there, and I was in her wedding in Paradise. I’ve never been to San Fran, but my close friend just moved there, so I hope to go soon!

  3. Liz says:

    I have to agree that SF is great. I’m still holding out hope that you guys will make it out here. I truly love my city!

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