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.
Looks wonderful. I swear parking is $$$ and difficult in all the big cities in CA. Congrats to your nephew.
Thank you! Everything is more expensive in SF. I was checking real estate and holy cow. Some condos were selling for millions.
Congratulations to your nephew and family. The outdoor ceremony looks beautiful! Sorry the neighborhood was kind of depressing for your run.
Thank you! I guess every city has its nice and not so nice areas. 🙂
Congrats to your nephew! I have only been to San Fran once, and totally loved it. Not sure I’d enjoy living there, but it was very scenic.We stayed downtown (near China Town) and I enjoyed running on the hilly streets 😉
Thank you! Yes, downtown is hilly. I remember staying in Nob Hill and man it was tough going up and down those hills. 🙂
I love San Fran! Such a fun city to visit and run in. Congrats to your nephew
San Francisco is my favorite city! We honeymooned there and went back a few years ago when I ran Big Sur. Congrats to your nephew and how nice you all went out there to see him graduate!
Thank you. It was nice to go and see him walk across that stage. Definitely a proud moment in our family.
Congrats to your nephew! It’s definitely a fun city, and I can’t wait to be there this weekend.
Thank you! Have a great time in San Francisco.