After a whirlwind of a semester in D.C., Cyprus, Greece and Turkey, I moved out of my dorm on May 4th to start my last (and longest) summer vacation as an undergraduate student. On May 4th, my only plan for the summer was to get back to San Francisco as soon as I possibly could. I missed the city and the USF community incredibly while I was away and booked a plane ticket for early June back to the Bay Area. For the majority of the summer, I’ve been living with family in Marin County (just north of the city, across the Golden Gate Bridge) and taking the ferry into San Francisco for a few days each week to work in the Office of Admission and see friends who are in the city for the summer.
Fortunately, I’ve also had some friends from around the country visit San Francisco this summer. I love having visitors and showing them around the city that I’ve come to love. My absolute favorite thing about San Francisco is the city’s food. While you may have to wait in a line to get Blue Bottle Coffee and the most amazing waffle ever at the Ferry Building downtown or for ice cream at Bi-Rite in the Mission, the food is well worth the wait.
Now I’m gearing up for my senior year: moving into a new apartment, getting books for my classes and welcoming everyone who spent the summer elsewhere back to San Francisco!