May 1st, I boarded a plane at YYZ to turn time back 3 hours, and wind up in San Francisco. This city has drawn me in and I have spent 8 amazing weeks exploring, learning and enjoying the time I have here. The culture is appreciably different than what I am used to in Toronto, but I am warming up to it and trying to take advantage of the opportunities presented to me.
After a week of foggy skies, in addition to discovering that the San Francisco fog even has a Twitter handle, I finally caught a glimmer of sun and biked up to the Golden Gate Bridge.
I know I looked Photoshopped into that image, but I really was there! No visit to San Francisco is complete without a visit to this famous bridge. It’s a lot longer than it appears, but it’s amazing to feel that salt-water wind as you walk across. Working in the Presidio National Park, I am incredibly lucky to be able to see the Golden Gate from our cafeteria every day! I hope that over my time here, I never get to the point where I take the view over to Marin for granted.
Memorial Day Weekend had me visiting the Muir Woods National Monument with 3 classmates from Waterloo. It felt like we had entered the set for the new Jurassic World movie, with ferns growing everywhere, and towering trees on all sides.
It has been a wonderful term in San Francisco thus far, and I cannot wait to explore more of what this city has to offer.