10.02.2014

Adventures with Danica

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Over Labor Day weekend (which was already a month ago, WOW), I had the pleasure of finally meeting the beautiful brunette to my right in person! Miss Danica of the blog Dust Particles (formerly Love, Danica) lives in southern CA and happens to visit the Bay Area every year around this time. I remember first coming into contact with Danica when she left a comment on one of my posts this past winter/spring and we have followed each other's blogs ever since! We talked for months about meeting during her annual trip up north and I was really happy that we were able to make it happen :)danica, summer, blogging friends, adventure, sf, cable cars, golden gate bridge
After whisking her away from her sweet husband who drove her all the way into the city to meet me instead of having her take the train all alone, we started things off how every friend date should start in my opinion: with coffee. Dai told me about this cute little place called Front Cafe in Potrero Hill and Danica seemed like the perfect special person to share it with. I got a simple cold brew, while Danica got a drink that had a nice big scoop of vanilla ice cream in it. I definitely know what I'm getting next time! Also, the drinks came in mason jars, so obviously I was sold on the place.danica, summer, blogging friends, adventure, sf, cable cars, golden gate bridgedanica, summer, blogging friends, adventure, sf, cable cars, golden gate bridge danica, summer, blogging friends, adventure, sf, cable cars, golden gate bridge danica, summer, blogging friends, adventure, sf, cable cars, golden gate bridge
After we finished up our coffee, we decided to head out near the Embarcadero and wander around the Ferry Building. We parked the car and walked along the water towards downtown, snapping photos and chatting as we went. It was sunny, warm, clear, and not too windy. We really couldn't have asked for nicer weather! We got a lunch of cheese toasties from Cowgirl Creamery in the Ferry Building and sat outside by the water to enjoy it. danica, summer, blogging friends, adventure, sf, cable cars, golden gate bridge
When we were finished, we made our way up Market Street a bit before deciding to ride the cable cars! Danica had never had the pleasure of riding them, so we figured why not? It was a fun and rather crowded ride the first leg of our trip, and then on the return trip the cable car decided to break down right in the middle of an intersection! No joke. The driver ended up being able to move us out of the intersection, but we were stuck there for a good 30+ minutes. After a while, all but three riders decided to walk it instead of waiting for the cable car to start running again. Just as we were about to do the same, it thankfully started back up and we were able to finish our ride.
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After that interesting adventure, it was time to start making our way to meet Danica's husband, Stephen. He kindly let us change the plans a bit to meet him in a city across the Golden Gate Bridge so that Danica and I could have the memory of driving across it together. I really wish I had photos of this because it was so beautiful! I have been over the bridge countless times, but it really never gets old to me, especially on a clear, sunny day when you can see the entire bay and the water is glittering blue.

We got caught in tons of traffic, of course, because it was a beautiful holiday weekend in the city and we were panicking just a little because we were super late to meet Stephen, but he was the most patient man I think I had ever met. Just so sweet! So very understanding and really just wanted Danica to have a great time, even if it meant he had to sit in a coffee shop and wait for her for an hour. Claps to him! He has really earned my respect by taking such good care of his lady :)

I guess to sum this all up: I love Danica and can't wait until we meet again! It has been quite a while since I have met another gal pal who I click with so much. I felt like she really understood me and that we could relate to each other in so many ways! I think I just may have found myself a new BFF!

It is really a bummer that she lives in southern CA, but luckily Dai and I will be down there at the end of this month and we are already planning to see each other :) We are also going to try to have our guys meet since it turns out that they are both baseball fanatics. Double date! Yay! And of course you know I'll be documenting all of our adventures together for the blog ;)

Here's to more blogging friends! How lucky am I to have gotten to meet two blogging friends within one month?!

P.S. I just can't get over how much I love that first photo of us! It's just perfect!


9 comments:

Jess said...

so cool! Super cute photos as well :) what a fun way to spend the day :)

Jess said...

So much fun! I've never met up with any blogger friends but I'd love to some day!

Jess said...

That coffee shop sounds adorable! You both look fabulous!!

Jess said...

You are seriously amazing! The way you recounted our day together was right on! I am blessed beyond words to have found such a true friendship with you ms.jess! I had the time of my life and I'm so happy we can see each other again soon!

Jess said...

Thanks Tianna! It definitely was a great day :)

Jess said...

Yeah, it is a special thing to do! I'm sure you will get to one day :)

Jess said...

Thanks girl!! I think we have pretty similar styles, which is kind of cool :)

Jess said...

I think you are amazing too! Yeah, I am definitely happy we will be seeing each other again in just a few weeks :) Can't wait!! And I am so blessed to have you as a friend too!

Jess said...

next time...we're borrowing each others clothes!

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