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summertime adventure

My family isn’t really one to do things the normal way. We like to be different. And as my brother likes to say, we like to live on the edge.

Which is why, this summer, we decided to plan a whirlwind ten-day trip to India, Nepal, Qatar, Greece, and England.

Over the next few days I’ll be posting all about my family’s experiences in each of these places – it was a random, humorous, and a little bit bizarre vacation, but absolutely amazing! I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to visit such incredible places, and I’d love to share them with you!

Now I am off to class for the night…summer school conveniently starts the night that we get home from our trip! Jetlagged? Very. Happy to sleep in my own bed? Words cannot describe it!

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tidbits from san francisco

What a whirlwind of a trip my Mom and I had on Tuesday! I felt like the entire trip was one comedic event after the next. It started with waking up at 4:30 am…

We were not very happy campers.

But we made it to the airport on time and got pumped up about spending the day shopping and eating yummy food and having some much-needed girl time!

We even got over the fact that the Starbucks barista at the airport yelled at my mom and dumped a bunch of coffee grinds in her coffee.

We made it up to San Francisco and to our point of interest: the Indian visa office. My family may or may not be going to India at some point in the next six months, so it was us girls’ job to secure our visas! And who would’ve guessed it was SO much work! I had no idea that India was so picky when it came to giving out tourist visas.

After dropping off our papers, we headed over to Tartine, one of the best bakeries in San Fran! We could tell the second we walked in. There was not a table to be found in the 100 degree, packed restaurant!

Just look at the dessert case.

I wanted to try this cake/meringue/unidentifiable treat so badly! But opted for a double chocolate cookie with walnuts instead.

We poked around the Mission District, Fillmore Street, and ultimately ended up at Union Square (we made it back 5 minutes before the taxi strike began!) and spent the rest of the day shopping. This fox was one of our finds on Fillmore Street. We weren’t quite sure why, but something about a little fox wearing plaid pants like this was too cute to pass up.

I just had to take pictures of these flowers outside Tartine. They were too pretty!

And this pooch parking spot…too cute!

I can’t forget to mention the two-story Williams-Sonoma.

Here’s a picture of me at Anthropologie. My feet hurt! Yes, I’m a wimp…

We shopped until we literally dropped into the plush couches in the Bloomingdale’s women’s lounge where we promptly fell asleep. If you are ever in San Francisco and need a quiet, comfy hangout spot, check the women’s lounge! My mom and I clearly don’t do too well on four hours of sleep.

We got our visas and made it back home late that night. I slept like a rock!

Thank you so, so much for all of your sweet suggestions!!! I wish we could have done all of them – maybe I’ll have to do a longer trip in the future! 🙂



dorkiness…and a trip to san francisco

I hope you had a happy Father’s Day weekend! We had a perfect day with family, VGs donuts, and Phil’s Barbecue.

Here’s my brother and me on the boat.

Realizing that I’m a major dork, I tried to make up for it with the cool kid “pout.” This is the hip/trendy/cool thing to do when you take pictures. Not that I’d know, as it’s clearly just a little bit awkward on this girl. So glamorous, right? Not at all dorky.

Tomorrow my lovely mom and I are taking a day trip up north to San Francisco! We have a little bit of business to take care of, but the rest of the day should be breakfast at Mama’s, lots of antique shopping, and lots of pictures. I’m most excited for the two-story Williams Sonoma in Union Square. I start hyperventilating just thinking about it!

Any suggestions for our ten hours in San Francisco?

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