Tuesday, September 13, 2011

a place to call home

This last week Mark and I got to take a trip, all expenses paid by his company, to our soon to be "hometown" to look for a place to live.

While we were there we made a little day trip to San Francisco, which is about a 30 minute drive away.

Mark's sister, Amanda, took us on a full out hike around the city. Little Italy, Chinatown, Ghirardelli Square, and many other places... My calves are still aching from the pain of all those hills. Despite the pain, it was definitely worth it. We even got to have some amazing dim sum at this joint called Hang Ah

Result: We'll be back soon.

That same day we went into Berkeley. I decided this is the only place Mark is allowed to ride his fixed gear bike at for the next 2 years due to it not having as many hills as Benicia...

Just joking, babe. You can ride it in Benicia. 

Just not in San Francisco.

While in Berkeley we went to another amazing restaurant and had some of the best pizza I have ever eaten. If you're ever in the area, check out the award winning restaurant called Zachary's. There were hundreds of awards on the wall declaring they had the best pizza...and I would have to agree with each and every one of them. 

Zachary's has proven that cheese on the bottom and sauce on the top is definitely the way to go with deep dish pizza.

We (of course) had to stop by the infamous In-N-Out Burger as well. I know Fort Worth/Dallas folks have this place within driving distance now, but Houston is being a bit slow on this one...

And the whole reason we made this little trip out to the Bay Area...

our new home!

Mark and I were so blessed to find this great 2 bedroom/1bath bungalow to rent with a pretty awesome gal as the landlady. It has an incredible backyard with tomatoes already ripe for pickin', room to put more plants, a perfect concrete slab for a fire pit, and loads of space for back yard get togethers! And the inside is just as great...
In only 9 days {insert ashlee's freak out mode because she just realized she has so much to do} the moving van will come to our little, yet great, apartment and we will begin the trek to California!

I can't wait to share more pictures with ya'll...just one issue.

i need to get in the habit of taking more pictures.

it'll happen. promise.

1 comment:

  1. ooo maii gaaash. i want to come. one day i will.


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