I am in San Francisco for my nephew’s graduation from the University of California in Berkeley. There are about 14 of us here. His parents live in Mexico and most of the family came from Mexico.
I left Saturday morning with my mom. I don’t always enjoy traveling to CA because of the long flight and the time difference. I think I’ve been to CA about 6-7 times.
After getting our luggage, picking up a car, and meeting my niece and her grandmother, we make our way to our AirBnB in San Francisco. My nephew got us a place in the Mission District where he lives and where he got another place for his parents and other family members.
Our place is nice. It has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, large combo of living room and kitchen. My nephew warned me about parking and yes it is terrible here. On street cleaning days, the cars park temporarily on the sidewalk and wait for the truck to drive by and then they park their car on the street. Also, they are serious about composting here in California!
That evening we did a little sightseeing and then went to Lombard Street. The view from the top is pretty cool!
The next morning I went out for a 3 mile run. Interesting things I saw along the way. I saw a lot of homeless people, a lady peeing on the sidewalk, and so much garbage on the sidewalk too. The owner of the AirBnB said that this area is the hottest new area in San Francisco. Umm, OK?
Later on we went on a Mother’s Day Cruise. It was cold and windy but still was great to see some beautiful views of San Francisco.
Graduation was Monday afternoon. Isn’t that a weird day for a graduation? We took a Lyft for the 30 minutes drive to Berkeley. We wanted to get there early to get in line to pick up the tickets and also to get good seats. The graduation took place at The Greek Theatre.
The past few days has been an exciting time for us. We are proud of our nephew (first in my side of the family but his dad also has a Ph.D.). Next graduation is his brother in June 2019 from the University of Seattle.
Linking up with Marcia, Patti, and Erika for Tuesdays on the Run.