New City: San Francisco

The fog was just beginning to lift as I drove past downtown Orlando on the way to the airport.

After a heart-wrenching two days of goodbyes, I’ve finally left Orlando.

So many people came to visit me the day before I left, I am truly a very lucky girl. I got to see almost all of my closest friends, those who would be top of my list to see before leaving. I was treated to breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert. I couldn’t have asked for more. Yesterday morning at the airport was certainly very sad. My family is going to try to visit me, but it was sad saying goodbye not knowing exactly when I will get to see them next. I am very excited and happy about my move to Japan, but there is a lot of heart-ache that is going with this decision. Of course, everyone seems to agree, I’m not going to regret it. Aside from looking like a mess all day yesterday, I just spent a lot of time in airports and on planes. 

It’s amazing how much stuff I bring to occupy myself, and what I usually end up doing. I played Yoshi’s Island, Scribblenauts (iPad), Groove Coaster, and Angry Birds. I read a little bit of A Clash of Kings and watched How to Train Your Dragon. That was it. I don’t know where the time goes but it always seems to move quickly. We’ll see if that holds true on the flight to Japan.

Epcot from the skies

I when comparing lunch options at the Denver airport, I realized that it would cost me the same price to eat at Timber Creak Steakhouse as it would to go to Wolfgang Puck Express. I’m sure you know which one I picked. I had the most amazing grilled chicken sandwich with apple slices, brie, and a cranberry aioli. Not to mention it came with a fantastic spring salad with champagne vinaigrette dressing. I was in heaven, and the view was pretty good.

After a 1 hour delay in Denver, I made it into San Fran with little to no trouble. The reception was very warm from my cousin Samira, and we went to dinner with two of her friends for some delicious Turkish food. I had Kofte kebabs and didn’t regret one second of it. This morning I finally got to see Sama, my cousin’s boyfriend, and we spent a lot of time talking about soap over bagels and tea. He is working on a line of natural soap products that are spectacular! On his way out he gave me a sample of body lotion that someone gave him, it says it has 24 karat gold in it O.O More on that later.

24-Karat Gold lotion. Living the posh life.

They are so lovely and hospitable, Sama left this for me (I’m in trouble.)

Yummmm, Nutella

This Sunday, GDC starts! I can’t wait, but I hope I don’t neglect my blog! I’ll try not to work too hard. Being a Conference Associate can be very tiring, but rewarding.

Hello, San Francisco! You get me for the next 14 days!


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