Coffee tasting ūüĎć SF

A morning doesn’t go by for me, ¬†without a cup of coffee within 30 minutes of waking,but preferably within 5! We’re staying in Burlingame, CA., and our Airbnb is only 3 blocks¬†to an Italian tradition on¬†Broadway called il piccolo caffe. Wide open doors welcome you to an European setting that offers great coffee and a great Italian looking atmosphere. Since we are going shopping on Union Street later, I stared wth a small brew to wake up. ¬†The coffee tastes rich and full bodied and their friendly staff make you want to return. Later we¬†ventured over to Artis in the ¬†Hayes Valley neighborhood of S.F. ¬†Yum, great latte and specialty sweets! It has a modern aesthetic and roasts it’s beans fresh with every order! ¬†They call it “Live Roast.” Great start to a to a day of wondering the local boutiques.

Heads Carolina, Tails California

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Well that’s a loaded title and has caused a lot of angst for me. ¬†Ten years ago, my husband and I left the Bay Area for an easier and healthier lifestyle. Stupid us, who thought our kids wouldn’t be able to afford to live the lifestyle they were raised in. I¬†know that we can’t foresee what our kids can or cannot do. We were going to provide a new area, easily more affordable without all the blood, sweat and tears of Silicon Valley in California. ¬†So fast forward to today. We are relocated in Chapel Hill, NC., … with our cat!! Right now our 3 kids live in various parts of Cali and we are all able to visit often. Presently, I feel very fortunate for my life in Carolina, but I also know I am a California girl. Can we live happily on two coasts? Many people do it. We’ll see. Here’s a picture from Fort Point located under the Golden Gate Bridge, ¬†which never ever gets old.