Western Adventure: Day 11

After vowing to make the most of my little bit of time in the Bay Area, I was up early and ready to go. But my hunger set in and became really cranky. So the pressure was placed on me to find a great breakfast spot b/c of my knack for finding the best meals. After about 30 minutes of walking around Oakland, I was totally unsuccessful and crankiness continued.  Finally we made it down to San Francisco to a place where my aunt had been before called Joanie’s Happy Days Diner which had amazing food and customer service. Definitely recommend this place. Sorry pics. But there is a link above. 

Next we headed to Golden Bridge. So clique and touristy I know but I wasn’t gonna skip on an opportunity to see it first hand and walk across it. Just the journey in itself to get was an accomplishment considering it was the furthest she walked in her few attempts to get there and it being my first there. Then on top of 3.5 mile walk round trip to cross the bridge which was a nice hike for two people who had just done a weeks works of hiking. So as inched closer from Fishermans Wharf through the neighborhoods and along the Bay the excitement grew. (And yes, we could’ve used Uber or rode bikes but I think we went things the right way and it was more enjoyable.) Just seeing the fog rise and the bridge more exposed added so much more to the experience. 

So we made it over and back without any issues. And myself being a cyclist I without a doubt want to bike across it one day and up the hill to get a better view of San Francisco. All in all, a great day of walking and seeing the Golden Gate Bridge. Had myself a rice bowl and cookies and cream ice cream from Whole Foods then crashed for the evening. 

SN: I had a record breaking day of walking today according to my Apple Watch. 

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Western Adventure: Day 10

Woke up and headed to Oakland today. Drove for the first time and in while, felt weird. It’s definitely a lot different driving out here. Everything in Orlando is flat so having to drive through the mountains caught me off guard at first. But once we got moving it was smooth sailing until we got close to Oakland and hit a little traffic. But it wasn’t that bad compared to what I witnessed in LA. Scenery wise, nothing but the desert, wind turbines and mountains. Nothing special. 

Finally caught up on my post. Spent the 2nd half of my ride writing and uploading pics. Mostly the latter. It’s amazing what you can do with just a phone these days. 

Once we got settled in it was kinda late, so I just went out and walked around Oakland for a little bit. I was also able to reconnect with an old buddy who showed me a few places and took me this amazing food truck who had the best tacos. Before I head back, I wanna stop by there and grab more. 

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Western Adventure: Day 9

Today was very similar to yesterday. Slept in and finished up my laundry in the morning. Then I eventually got up and visited a friend from college. I’ve seen her twice this year which is cool. Always good to see old friends. She actually has started a family now and has two amazing little kids. 

It wasn’t until late in the day that I read another blog on WP and saw one else’s post from the Vegas strip. Then I suddenly had wished that I maximized my time in Vegas seeing sites and enjoying it more. Granted I needed the sleep and had to catch up some laundry, there was still time in the day to go out and get a decent amount of sleep. 

Heading to Oakland/San Francisco in the morning and vowing to make the most of my time there. Any suggestions on this to do while I’m there? Anybody in the area?

I think that catches me up. Should have some nice photos from San Francisco in the morning to post. 

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Western Adventure: Day 1

Today is first official day of my adventure.  Arrived at LAX around 6pm, got settled in around 8pm and went straight to bed.  Started off today with breakfast @ The Scratch in Anaheim. I ordered “The Hungry Man” and it was amazing. The picture doesn’t do it enough justice. It also came with a Belgian waffle. 

Next, I headed to the LA Zoo.  Wanted to do something enjoyable and different from the norm, especially since I’m only here one day. Def. had a good time walking around seeing a ton animals. 

Topped the night off taking in a baseball game at Angel Stadium. Which was my whole reason for coming to LA; to see my New York Yankees play! We lost but it was an amazing game. Full of home runs and great defensive plays. An excellent way to cap my trip and Day One of my adventure. 

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