San Francisco Trip – Day 3

And I’m back with Day 3!  Day 3 was one of my favorite days spent in San Francisco. We started the day off with renting a car and heading up to Muir Woods.  For those of you who are not familiar with Muir Woods, it is a national park located in Mill Valley, California.  The park preserves the massive redwoods and sequoia trees that grow there and the trails are beyond breathtaking.

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The drive was gorgeous as well.  We had to cross over the Golden Gate Bridge and it was the first time I had been on the Golden Gate Bridge without it being extremely foggy.

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The roads wrapped around the sides of the mountains and it was unreal how green and peaceful it was out there.  You can see the road off to the right.

Once we got to Muir Woods we drove around to find a parking spot because there were, what seemed like, hundreds of cars everywhere.  Regardless of how packed parking was, the trails were not overly crowded with people and you were able to go off on your own without lots of people ruining the experience by talking constantly.

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There’s me being a nerd alert just wandering in bliss through the forest.  This was my happy place.

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All Micah and I wanted to do was wander off the path to explore the forest where no one else was.

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We learned that redwoods grow in families, and their growth is about a foot per year.  That just signifies how old this area really was.

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Micah and I were humming the Jurassic Park theme song and laughing hysterically because it looks exactly like Jurassic Park.  We were waiting for a long neck to climb over the edge of the mountain.

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There was a creek that ran through the entire forest and I was dying to run through it. I went for it:

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Happy place!

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Nerd alert!

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Canopy shot!

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I did NOT want to leave, trust me I would’ve stayed in that park over night.  We stopped by the gift shop and looked around and I was so tempted to buy redwood bowls, utensils, and cups but talked myself out of it because they were super pricey!

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However, we did leave with our very own baby Redwood tree.  His name is Timatree and he is in a massive pot in our living room, enjoying life.

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This is my boyfriend’s tree baby and obsessed is an understatement!  Haha.

After we left Muir Woods we headed back to the hotel to change really quick and meet Kam and Anton at Burma Superstar.

Burma Superstar is everything!  When we arrived it was an hour and 30 minute wait and it was SO worth it!

I ordered the Samusa Soup and Coconut Rice and oh-em-freaking-gee I can’t even describe that soup and how amazing it was!  If you are in the Bay area, you HAVE to get this soup!

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The soup has a combination of samusas (samosas), lentils, falafel, cabbage, onions, and other veggies.  There are no words.

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The coconut rice was sticky and slightly sweet but with no added sugar.  Amazing.  Seriously, I have dreams about the Samusa Soup.  It changed my life and it is now my life’s mission to recreate this bowl of heavenly deliciousness!

After Burma Superstar, we headed to Rogue Brewery Ale House to grab one of our favorite beers.  We had high hopes for this place, but it was more of a local dive.  Still, we had fun but we were so exhausted.  I could not even finish my beer because I couldn’t keep my eyes open!

It was time to call it a night so that we could get up early and enjoy our last day in San Francisco!

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  1. I never thought I would say this….but that baby tree is so cute! How crazy that it will grow into something so massive.
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