After living in the Bay Area for most of my life I realize that there is still so much of it that I have not seen. I decided to start a Bay Area bucket list that also includes some general California bucket list items :P. I’m hoping to complete this list by the end of this summer! I’ll probably be adding to this list as I think of more I want to do and eat.
I’m not sure if you’d heard, but California was pummeled with rain the past few months. As a native, I was a combination of miserable and happy. All the rain also gave me a better understanding of what it would be like to live somewhere like Seattle. I realize now that I would not be able to cut it there. I need the sun and temperate California weather too much. I’m not sure how I’m going to survive living anywhere else, to be honest.
But all the rain paid off because wildflowers are blooming in the desert and they are spectacular! Last weekend, I went to the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve and was blown away by the large swathes of orange, falling more in love with my state and the state flower.
The great thing about the Bay Area is that there is always interesting and fun events happening each weekend. This past weekend I went to Brit+Co’s Re:Make craft event and the Ghirardelli 19th Annual Chocolate Festival for a day filled with crafting and sugar highs.
This past weekend I went back to Create in Clay to glaze the pottery pieces I had made back in May. It was really interesting to learn about the glazing process and experiment with the different colors. At other ceramic places where you can go to paint pre-made pottery pieces, the colors that are available are the spectrum of the rainbow.
Last weekend I went on a hike with my family after watching the Germany vs. Ghana nail-biter. It was a nice way to unwind after holding my breath for the second half of that game. We tried out a new place called the Land of Medicine Buddha. It’s a meditation and retreat center that has tons of hiking paths that are open to the public during the day.