Here we go! Here’s the first blog of my trip! I hope your Winter Break is off to a great start! Mine certainly is as yesterday I travelled from a cold, rainy Chicago to a beautiful, sunny, and warm San Francisco. Finally, I am here, and ready to experience this beautiful city!

San Francisco

There are a plethora of places I have been dying to see in San Francisco. First off, I am excited to be in a full house again with my parents. But the city is why I’m here (sorry mom and dad). Such places I want to see include Alcatraz Island, Chinatown, Pier 39, the Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park, the “Full House” House, Twin Peaks, Coit Tower, and Lombard Street.

But more than anything, one place I want to see shouldn’t surprise you. It’s an area in the city known as Haight Ashbury. This is what is known as where the San Francisco sound originated. The San Francisco sound refers to rock music associated with the Hippie Movement performed live and/or recorded by San Francisco-based groups of the mid-1960s to early 1970’s. This includes Big Brother and the Holding Company, the Grateful Dead, Hot Tuna, Jefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship, Jimi Hendrix, Quicksilver Messenger Service, and Santana, Sly and the Family Stone, and many more! I am hoping to spend much of my time here to learn more about this scene and find some record stores!

Unfortunately, I have yet to see any of the city at this point in my trip. My journey in and around Downtown San Francisco begins tomorrow with a complete tour of the city! Stay tuned!

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