If there is one thing that I love most about California; it’s that it truly is a vacation destination and the ability to enjoy a weekend getaway is all too easy when you live in this magnificent state. A few months back, I posted about a music festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park called “Outside Lands”. Outside Lands is 3-days of live music, amazing food, craft beer, and local wines. The festival is known for its food and drink just as much as it is for the music. This year, some of the headliners include: Elton John, Billy Idol, The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons, Kendrick Lamar, G-Eazy, and many many more. Aside from the food and music the festival is also extremely Eco-friendly being that it is put on by volunteers, and completely solar-powered.
Of course, this being my first time to San Francisco, I am beyond excited to explore the city beyond the adventures that we’re sure to have while at Outside Lands. I can’t wait to see the Golden Gate Bridge. As I sit here, in the passenger seat of my boyfriends car, writing about the journey up, I become more and more excited to see that skyline with every passing moment.
San Diego, where I live, is about 8 hrs and 23 minutes from San Francisco so my man and I were up around 3:30am to get the car packed up and ready for the drive. Needless to say, we were both exhausted but we really wanted to miss the heavy rush hour traffic in Los Angeles; which we were successful at doing. Thank god. Once out of Los Angeles, the geography of California changes rapidly and caters mostly to agriculture making the drive flat, straight, and boring. Luckily, my man and I have been able to keep each other entertained enough to not fall asleep at the wheel.
About another three hours have passed and we’re finally making our way through Oakland. It’s shockingly green up here, and it’s definitely cold like everyone said it was going to be. Any minute now we should be coming onto the exit for highway 80 over the bay bridge.