Thursday, November 3, 2011

Katy Visits

I'm from L.A and went to college in Maine and now I live in San Francisco. With all of those miles behind me, I have many friends in many places. New York, Boston, D.C., Chicago, Madison, Minneapolis, Austin, London, Barcelona, Quito. You know who you are. Although I miss my friends dearly who don't live in the same city as me, I delight in the fact that visits are inevitable when friendships are this strong.

Most recently, I was lucky enough to have a visit from my wonderful friend Katy and her sweet husband John. They're on their way back home to Colorado after living in Alaska for the past few months. They stopped into San Francisco to say hello to friends and a city that will always welcome them.

Katy and John

Saturday morning at the Ferry Building. The best place to take out-of-town guests and the best place to enjoy whatever season we're in. This time, it was a pumpkin, squash, gourd fest. We also had a taste of summer. Raspberries and tomatoes reminded us all of a season one could never forget.

Later in the day, Katy, John, Sarah and I stopped by Ocean Beach, where our friends Maureen and Fifi were throwing a little party. Katy and Maureen sang together in an acapella group in college.

Katy's beautiful braids. Her hair is so long, they wrap multiple times around her head!

Fifi, the birthday boy!

Maureen, the sun-kissed beauty!

A rare opportunity to have the sun in my eyes.

Another gorgeous SF sunset.

Katy and John, the adventurous travelers marveling at another destination along their journey.

We played a few rounds of trust - feeling free.

As the sun goes down, so does the temperature. I wonder if I've said that before? The bonfire keeps us all warm, as we wonder what to do next.

Well, we know. Dinner at Outerlands of course. Squash soup and Dave's toast.

Katy and John, come back, so we can do it all over again!!! Miss you already, xoxo.


  1. SF friend visits do feel really special. Soup at Outerlands is my dream moment!! That squash soup on the menu right now has beef broth, and upon my last visit, my heart sunk because I was craving that soup moment. Brett came to the rescue and brought me out a shitake and broccoli soup, and it was SO delicious and it was so sweet of him. btw, did you try the gnocchi? Ah! Our last dinner there was epic, hah, we even tried all three desserts.

  2. When that big orange sun finally dipped down into the ocean, all I could think was: nothing's better than than this.

  3. I can't wait for my turn to visit you, M! What a divine day in San Francisco, with a visit to Outerlands to boot! Missing you. x

  4. would it be weird if I commented the following? I like-a the way the bangs look!!!

  5. Amelia, it wouldn't be weird at all! I appreciate the boost, cause sometimes I just don't know about-a the way the bangs look, you know what I mean??? xoxo