Memorial Day Hike 2016!

Memorial Day Hike 2016!

It was a nice change to stay in town for a holiday weekend!
In past years I always have put so much pressure on myself to
plan something amazing over long weekends, but obviously this
year we are just happy to be in one place and getting ready to settle in!
We happily spent Memorial Day weekend together in the Bay and filled
it with fun local things – spending time in San Francisco over the weekend,
bbq-ing with friends on Sunday, and as per tradition..doing a big hike on Monday.
We ended the holiday with a fun meal + watching the Warriors game 7 with friends
which was so fun being out here in the Bay! Very successful holiday weekend, with so
much gratitude and thanks to those who have given + sacrificed so much for our country.

Processed with VSCO with f2 preset We hiked Mission Peak, which has been on my Bay Area Bucket List forever.
It’s in the lower East Bay near Fremont, and a really great 6 mile hike!
PS This side angle of the bump makes me feel LARGE haha but it’s for
good reason! That bump is definitely looking 8 months big though :)
Processed with VSCO with f2 preset Processed with VSCO with f2 preset Our hiking crew ^^ (guess I missed the memo on the Giants hat…)
Processed with VSCO with f2 preset The summit pole was even better with the American flag there for Memorial Day!
Processed with VSCO with f2 preset Cute Dayna took it slow with me when I was getting tired near the end!
Processed with VSCO with f2 preset Cute little orange poppies dotting the trail ^^
Processed with VSCO with f2 presetProcessed with VSCO with f2 presetChase + Kendall take good care of me and they were not too sure about
letting me do the hike in this heat, but I promised to stop if I wasn’t feeling well.
I took it slow and felt good, and we packed plenty of water which Chase so nicely
carried up in a backpack for all of us. I told him I didn’t feel too bad about having
him carry the pack on his back so he could know what I am carrying on my front! :)
Processed with VSCO with f2 preset He got even more practice when our friend’s dog got overheated
and needed a break for his paws on the hot dirt…Chase literally
picked up the 90 pound dog and carried him down like a baby! Ha!
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Processed with VSCO with f2 presetAnd, back at the bottom waiting for the cars. We made it!
I love hiking on Mem Day with this girl…2 years ago we were doing HALF DOME!
back in the bay29Apple blackberry pie seemed necessary to usher in summer with ^^ 
back in the bay30And a BBQ with our friends Tara and Rob was such a fun way to spend
the holiday weekend! Reuniting with them was the best.

Sunny SF, BBQing, homemade pie, hot weather, a good hike, time with
friends, and Warriors winning Game 7 made for a great Memorial Day weekend.
So thankful for this place we live, and those who have served to protect it for us.

xo



5 thoughts on “Memorial Day Hike 2016!”

  • We attempted it on a hot day around noon when we first moved out here and had to turn around because we only had 1 water bottle to share and it was so bloody hot! We ended up redoing it last winter with lots of water and started super early and it was so fun! One of our favorite bay area hikes. SO windy though! We could barely stand up let alone climb up that pole at the top haha!

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