When you hear “Hoover Dam,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Mine is that scene in the movie San Andreas where it collapsed due to a massive earthquake. You probably don’t know this about me, but I’m terribly afraid of sink holes. Any news about tremors and what they may have caused freak me out. I mean, how can one ever be prepared for something like that?
Since I started working in March last year, Roan and I have been on the lookout for any form of time-off from work. Long weekends are our favorite; they call for traveling, whether by plane or by land, and we take advantage of every opportunity we get. Being the road trip junkies that we are, Roan and I agreed to drive all the way to Nevada for Labor Day weekend last year.
We had a pretty packed Labor Day weekend because after our hilarious trip to Napa Valley, we drove to Downtown San Francisco for dinner. We ate too much food for breakfast that we skipped lunch altogether, so we were all starving by the end of the day. Because no one had any idea where to go, I referred to Yelp, searched for recommended restaurants, and YakiniQ came up in the results.
Besides seeing the Golden Gate Bridge, I think one of the things you shouldn’t miss out on when in San Francisco is driving to Napa Valley. We didn’t get to experience wine tasting, but we still had a lot of fun!
WARNING: Photo-heavy post coming up!
As most of you already know, Roan and I drove all the way to San Francisco last Labor Day weekend to meet my cousins from Canada. They had been egging us on going with them since May, but Roan and I didn’t even consider because we were certain that the airfare and accommodation during this time will be an issue. Well, what do you know… On the same day my cousins arrived in San Francisco, we mindlessly packed our bags for the spontaneous trip. The next thing we know, we were driving on the freeway to Northern California.