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5.20.2018

13/13: CALIFORNIA

Before I mark the "one year ago since I flew to the US" in my memory lane, I am now finally down to the last series of my US trip. Whewwwww. I thought I won't make it before that one year mark. HAHAHAHA.

The last leg of my US trip was at California. I've always dreamed of going to Cali because 1) a lot of my relatives are there and 2) it was the shooting location of one of my favorite Filipino movies (Sana Maulit Muli) and my all-time favorite Filipino teleserye (On the Wings of Love). So much for being a fangirl huh? LOL.



It was in California where I stayed the longest because I really wanted to visit a lot of places. Ok so I won't say too much anymore, I will just let the photos do the talking.

My first day at San Francisco was allotted for rest. The adventure began the following day.

WARNING: Lots of photos ahead. ;)

DAY2: Going around San Francisco..





1) TWIN PEAKS





2) LOMBARD STREET - the most crooked street in the world



3) FISHERMAN'S WHARF



4) PIER 39

We were supposed to go to Alcatraz Islands but we didn't book our tickets ahead of time. My aunt didn't believe me when I said we were supposed to book tickets in advanced because she said the last time she went there (which was ages ago btw *sighs*) they just bought the tickets on the day itself.







5) PALACE OF FINE ARTS




6) GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE




7) Food truck event at FORT MASON 





DAY 3: Trip to NAPA VALLEY




There are a several wineries in Napa but we chose to go to Robert Mondavi Winery just because.









In the evening, we had our dinner at Lordships Restaurant in Berkeley which was situated by the bay.







DAY 4

1) Lunch at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. c/o Mommy Lily (thank you, Mommy!)













2) Street art finds at SF + CLARION ALLEY (an alley filled with graffiti)













3) Quick stop at Mitchell's Ice Cream Shop


Horchata flavor ice cream

4) OCEAN BEACH






5) MUIR WOODS - this is where you can see tall redwood trees (same family of sequoia - tallest tree in the world)






DAY 5

I tried commuting around Downtown SF via cable car.





During dinner, we ate at Tomi Sushi and Buffet which is the favorite food place of my twin cousins.



On the 6th day, we didn't go out anymore because it was my flight in the afternoon. My 6-day stay in California was not enough because I wanted to see other cities like LA and Stanford. Also, I didn't get to visit other tourist spots in my list such as Lake Tahoe, Sequoia National Park and Yosemite National Park. Aaaaaahhhh I still have so many reasons to come back at Cali!!

To my Tita Helen, Tito Joe and my dearest (not so little anymore) twin brothers, thank you for adopting me during my whole stay in California. To Mommy Lily, Tita Michelle and Neva, thank you for driving all the way to Pinole and SF from Stockton and sparing me some of your time just to see me, treat me to good food and tour me around.