A Day With No Plans

Sunday, July 27, 2014

One of my favorite things to do is not have a plan. I feel like life is crazy and busy enough that having a day where you can just fly by the seat of your pants just feels like the best thing ever.  We hopped on public transit Saturday morning with hardly any plans at all except to just enjoy the day in the city. It was so fun to just walk around and see what was going on.

The day was full of falling in love with the cutest flower covered apartments, eating an amazing porchetta sandwich at the farmer's market, taking a sunny nap in Washington Square park, watching a crazy two sided protest, Coit Tower, and walking up hills, and more hills, and more. Did I mention the amazing pizza and gelato? There was also some strange juice from Chinatown but we won't get into that.

Moss Beach

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Today I finished my last class of the spring semester and Tim needed a break before taking the GMAT tomorrow so we set out to find somewhere to spend our afternoon. We decided on fish and chips in Half Moon Bay. We got to the place we had been planning on going and they were cash only so we started walking back to the car and saw a fun seafood place and glanced at the menu. Tim was wearing his Utah Valley Marathon shirt and that started a conversation with a cute older couple sitting at the restaurant. They were locals and started telling us about all the places we needed to see. After we grabbed our fish and chips we went up to try to find the place they were talking about.

We drove about a mile up the road and found our destination. James V. Fitzgerald Marine Reserve. It was amazing! I think it is one of my all time favorite places now. There are beautiful walking trails, tide pools, wildlife, amazing coastline, great views, and lots of fun seals to watch. We started chatting with an older man while watching the seals and he told us all of his crazy wildlife adventures he has had since living in the area. It was super entertaining and lots of fun. We will definitely be back to this area! 

A Night Out Under the Stars

Monday, July 21, 2014

At the beginning of summer I decided to make a bucket list of all the things I wanted to be sure to do before summer was over. We were able to take a break from the all the craziness and stress of the day and have a quiet night at the park. I'm so glad we finally got to check off "a night under the stars" off my bucket list. We grabbed a few snacks and our favorite sparkling grapefruit juice and made a night out of it. Even though it was so simple, it was seriously one of my favorite nights. A cool breeze, great conversation, and an amazing person to share it all with.

I was especially excited to have our own cute pillows to bring to the park with us. It definitely made our night a bit sweeter. Tim and I decided to pick out our own personalized pillows thanks to Tiny Prints. I am so happy with them! The quality is amazing and they are so soft and comfortable. We are definitely always going to treasure these!

Did you make a summer bucket list this year? Are you making good progress? I am about halfway through with mine and can't wait to check off a few more items on the list!