My parents came to my graduation and we were planning a road trip- and we were deciding between Lake Tahoe (太”酷”湖) and Yosemite (優勝美地). Wow it literally translates as “lake which is too cool” and “superior, beautiful place.”
Yosemite is too far out, and I didn’t want to drive 6 hours with my rusty driving skills. Plus camping sites were booked months ago, and I don’t want my parents to sleep in a freezing tent. We decided to visit Lake Tahoe. We were able to find a decently priced Airbnb house!
Drove 3 hours one day to Mono Lake just to see this:)
May 8, 2016- the day before final thesis was due- I finished it the day before and did another hike to celebrate my 24th birthday! I have done birthday hike two times in a row:) the last one I did Lion Rock in Hong Kong on my own. Now I am starting to understand why Wayne said he doesn’t want to tell people about his birthday. My hiking buddies never knew it’s my birthday haha.
One thing I miss about California is how easy and accessible national park/ hiking trails are! We hiked up to Mount Olypmia in about 3 hours, did some yoga stretch ( man hiking and yoga is good but it’s some work out) and 3 hours back down. Congrats, I am 24!
Really missing the California sun…
San Francisco East Bay: Bay Bridge- Treasure Island- Berkeley Marina- UC Berkeley- Big C- Indian Rock- Point Isabel
Spontaneous trip to Treasure Island after watching Njeri’s Mandarin show with Katherine – followed by In-and-out burger
Little skunks coming out and didn’t seem to be shy
phone-quality night view
That was October 2015
November 2016, before I left the US, I re-visited Treasure Island. The bike trail was finally open!! Unfortunately, I had an accident and couldn’t ride a bike. I took an Uber to Treasure Island for only $9 for 20 minutes (taking bus would have costed the same and 2 hours). I hopped on the island and decided to hike the Bay Bridge back to Oakland.
Got into some zones where pedestrians were not supposed to be there yet… main roads were only accessible by bikes… still, I ignored all the signs and followed google map
Again, this was not supposed to be photographed, because this area was restricted and I could have been prosecuted.. but who cares, I was going to leave the country soon
After getting through all closed roads, I thought I could make it.. but at the junction to the main road, I saw a gate… who cares, let’s climb it. And I made it the the start of the bike trial, above is the view of the start of the bike trial on the Treasure Island side!
Mid-way through- 1 hour mark
Farewell lunch with Cantonese speaking friends on the same day
Went the Treasure Island the very last night in the US…:) Thanks for taking me Daniel! Happy marriage Isabel!!
UC Berkeley 🙂
Damn it, I still haven’t went up there when the Carillon is playing… damn it
Favorite hidden spot on campus. East Asian Library :’)
Memorial Glade on 4.20- people having some “potluck” at 4:20pm
Big C hike- did about 10 times throughout my years here
Decided to bring my guitar and it was a terrible idea haha
Indian Rock– 30 minute hike from UC Berkeley