I did not grow up in the Bay Area. I actually moved here from the east coast after I graduated college (with a short stay in Atlanta in-between). That means that there is close to 3000 miles between me and the friends and family that I grew up with. Luckily, I live in a great vacation area, and from time to time I will get
This past weekend, one of my best friends from high school, Monica, was in town. I hadn't seen her in about 10 years, so I was excited to head into the city for some breakfast and gossip. That is the stuff friendships are built on.
|I chose the Hollywood Cafe, based solely off of the area of the city is was in and Yelp Reviews. My experience here was very positive, service was fast, and the food was good. I would highly recommend this place if you are in the area. Another Yelp success story!|
|The menu was adorable, and I loved that most entrees came with a giant bowl of fresh fruit.|
|I had the dolce French toast with grilled bananas and fresh fruit and nuts. It tasted as good as it looks.|
|Monica and my husband both ordered the Clark Gable. Their reviews were extremely positive.|
|After breakfast, we took a little walk . This is a view of Alcatraz from Fisherman's Wharf (Pier 39).|
|There were lots of sea lions sunning themselves. Fact: You can tell the difference between a seal and a seal lion by looking at their ears. Sea lions have visible ears, and seals appear earless.|
|Friends for 22 years, and counting. We actually took about 8 pictures, and my eyes were closed in almost every single one of them.|
There is something special about the friends you make when you are growing up. It is a kind of magic that is very hard to recreate once you are out in the working world. Even though Monica and I have been in and out of touch since high school, every time we get back together, it is like no time has passed. There is never a break in conversation, even for a minute. It is the kind of friendship that will definitely last a lifetime.
What about you? Where did you meet your lifelong friends? Do you find that making friends has changes since you graduated high school/college?