I hope you had an awesome 4th of July weekend! We just stayed in San Francisco and I had a few friends visiting from Norway! It’s so weird to stay back in the city when there is a holiday, because everyone else is gone!
But first, let me do a quick update on something fun from last weekend because I went down to see the San Jose Eartquakes play against LA at the Stanford Stadium. After the game we were allowed down on the field to see the Fireworks! I didn’t think was that big of a deal until I was walking on the field. So fun! And the fireworks was really cool. I don’t know why, but I think I accidentally deleted the photos, but you all know how fireworks looks like anyways, so just picture it :) To say that I was pretty excited is an understatement!
Summer in San Francisco?
Ok, back to the 4th of July weekend! It’s actually been really nice weather here lately. Usually the summer in San Francisco is in September-October and June-July is really cold with lots of fog and wind. On Friday, I was off work and enjoyed an extra casual weekend day with lots of relaxing time and lunch with a friend that’s visiting for a couple of weeks.
Mission Dolores Park
We took a trip to Mission Dolores Park and enjoyed some people watching, some sun and a strange, but fun live mini theatre show! Dolores is usually packed on the weekends, and it might look like a lot of people in the picture, but this is actually a pretty quiet version of the park. They are remodeling the park and the half pictured here was just finished not too long ago. I love how they have made the hillside more even, so you can actually sit up on the hill. Perfect view for the live theatre show as well as a view of the city skyline! And while visiting Mission Dolores, we had to get some Bi-Rite Ice cream. It’s the best ice cream in town and most people don’t even care that they have to stand in line for a good 15-20 min!
I even had my red,white and blue ready! I got this necklace from Stitch Fix a few Fixes back and it was perfect for the holiday :)
Summery Berry Cake Recipe
I had to bake something for the holiday, because, of course! I decided on a sweet, but light summer cake decorated with red, white and blue berries. The cake works all summer long and you can easily use different fruit for different occasions. Get the full recipe and instructions here.
To finish off the celebration, we had dinner at Hillstone hoping to have dinner with a “show”, but you couldn’t even see any of the fireworks because the fog was so thick!
How was your 4th of July celebration? I think next year, I’ll try to plan for a larger bbq with friends! It seems like that’s the way to go :)
Until Next Time, Hadet På Badet!