One of the reasons that makes San Francisco, Part II so different than the Part I of my early twenties is that I am afforded the luxury of having my car in the city (thanks, Dom!), off the street and in a garage! I'm sure anyone who has lived or lives in a city as dense as "the city" will understand how awesome this lifestyle of having a car here is. It means I can go to Target whenever, drive to work if I want to splurge on all-day parking (I just did that on Friday for my first time - it was worth the splurge!), meet friends in the East Bay, go to Palo Alto when I crave suburbia, and take day trips to explore the surrounding area. When I lived here before, I could only go as far as BART and Muni allow unless friends rented cars, but now I can make it a point to explore a bit more.
Here are scenes from recent outings:
Pacifica is pretty and so close!
As is Point Reyes.
And, Tilden in Berkeley.
Can't wait for more end-of-summer adventures!