Thursday, May 21, 2015

Travel Diary: San Fran Part I

I am so excited to finally share pictures from our trip to San Fran last week, we had such a wonderful time and loved getting away for the weekend, it was much needed in the U house! This was Rajan's first "big" trip and first time going anywhere on a plane, so I am not going to lie, the idea of a plane ride and hustling around the city was a little daunting. We always knew that even after having Rajan we would still want to continue to travel as we did before but we never knew if that would be possible; some babies hate plane rides, need routine naps and sleep, and can not handle the constant "go go go" of a vacation, so this was really a test to see how Rajan would handle the experience. I am so thankful that the little guy did amazing! No tears on the plane, and not single fuss or care in the world. It was freeeeezing, he took naps in his stroller, and we were hopping from the Bart to Taxi's and all around the city and he was a trooper and happy and laughing along the way; we were so proud of him, he really just has such an adaptable personality. 


We stayed in Union Square at The Westin St. Francis and we had such a spectacular view of the city and the Golden Gate Bridge. It was so great to wake up and see the beauty and bustle going on all around us; definitely a different feel than The OC which is one of the reasons D and I love visiting San Fran as often as we can. It is nice to get away and experience city life from time to time. 


The entire reason we were headed up to the bay was to see D's cousin (who is more like a little brother) graduate from UC Berkeley. We were so proud of such a huge accomplishment and we really wanted to be there to cheer him on. It also meant a lot to us to have Rajan there to see his uncle graduate. Education is one of the most important things in my opinion and I feel like if value is placed on it from an early age then it will be of importance to Rajan as well. I want to surround him with the knowledge and encouragement to know that he can go and do great things because he is surrounded by so much support, especially in education. I think it will be awesome for him to look back and see that he got to see his uncle graduate with a degree in Molecular Biology (I mean, are you kidding me with the greatness) from a great school like Berkeley when he was only 6 months of age - yup, these photos are getting hung in his bedroom as a constant reminder, hahaha! 






Following the graduation in Berkeley we headed back to the city and did some walking around and shopping in Union Square. The city was busy as usual and Rajan loved all of the excitement! It was so cold we had him bundled in sweaters, jackets and blankets, and he was such a trooper and gave zero complaints! 



We ended the day with a nice dinner at Puccini & Pinetti Italian Restaurant and it was so delicious, probably one of my new favorites!

I will be sharing more pictures from the second day of our trip tomorrow! The first day was exhausting but so much fun and so memorable for all of us. We are so proud of our little bro for such a great accomplishment and it makes me so proud to bring Rajan up with so many great role models to look to! 

With love,
Amanda


My look of the day:

For the graduation and shopping I kept it casual/chic. I went with a little black on black and opted for comfort with flats. These black trousers I picked up a few months ago from H&M are perfect for when you need to look put together but are also aiming for comfort. I probably could have used a warmer jacket later on in the day but unfortunately my weather app mislead me that morning and promised me some warmer weather which we never saw, don't you hate when that happens?!








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Calvin Klein flats, similar here
Black suede jacket, similar here