I was very excited for my trip to San Francisco. Even though I grew up there, I was too young to appreciate the richness of art, culture and history though. This was going to make up for it!
Slide 1: One of the things I wanted to explore was how my culture was represented in the city. The San Francisco Main Public Library had a Filipino American Center.
Slide 2: There were beautiful buildings everywhere.
Slide 3: The building I grew up in.
Slide 4: On a hike in the Presidio, I stumbled upon this makeshift shelter.
Slide 5: The view from Inspiration Point.
Slide 6: I didn’t get to go in the actual exhibits of the Walt Disney Family Museum but I definitely want to next time I’m there!
Slide 7: Hello Goldie!
Slide 8: I walked the Golden Gate Bridge!
Slide 9: I loved how colorful everything seemed to be while I was there.
Slide 10: About to board a Cable Car. My brother and I decided to go on a foodie sort of tour of places where we used to live.
Slide 11: A view from the cable car with Coit Tower in the background.
Slide 12: Fisherman’s Wharf. Clam Chowder on a sourdough bread bowl.
Slide 13: Heart sculpture in Union Square.
My post about the bookstores and libraries I visited will be up tomorrow.
Despite all the cool things I got to see and do, the definite highlight was getting to spend some time with family. I am who I am because of them.
I read books to feel like I’m not alone in my thinking or experiences. It’s nice to know that I am surrounded by people who make me feel I belong, that I am part of something bigger, something special.