Please Don't Eat the Artwork




Last summer, I went to Chicago to see the Braves play and experience the city. This summer I continued the tradition of following my team out of town to San Francisco and Portland. A few days after school was finished back in May I headed out west.

I got off the plane and headed straight to Chinatown for lunch. That place is crazy and the food is crazy good.


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Then from Chinatown it was off to Pier 39. We took a boat tour under the Golden Gate Bridge and got to see the seals too!

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The next day was a visit to Haight Ashbury and Japantown.

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That tie dye is the largest framed artwork in the city, on the ceiling of a shop in Haight Ashbury! The cool looking building is a monument in Japantown. We walked around and saw the famous Painted Lady houses:


And watched vehicles try and traverse through Russian Hill:

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San Francisco is serious business about it’s hills — there are some mighty steep streets! Here are some other cool things:

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Unlike last summer’s trip to Chicago, the Braves won against the Giants this time around! At the end of the game the stadium swarmed with seagulls.

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One of my favorite parts of this trip were the amazing hikes. San Francisco is such a cool city — one moment you can be in the middle of a busy city and the next you can be on a hike in nature by the sea.

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This is me running on a hillside:


Here is a labyrinth made of stones on the edge of the world:


One of the hikes was on a trail that had old army bunkers. . . now covered in graffiti!



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After a few days in San Fran, it was time to jet off to Portland.


(hahah get it? time to jet off!)

The first thing I did in Portland was visit an exquisite Japanese garden. It was so peaceful and quite stunning in its beauty.

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Then of course I had to try some local food at the food carts downtown. Noms!!


And a trip to the famous and delicious doughnut shop was of course in order:

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The evening ended with a trip to an awesome arcade:


Overall it was a fantastic trip. Special thanks to Erika & Jeremy for their hospitality! I am really excited to continue my year of crazy travelling and jetsetting with my trip to Italy and Greece in a couple of weeks. Stay tuned for more adventures!

❤ Ms. K


Author: artwithmsk

Hello! My name is Ms. Katzin and I am an art teacher at an elementary school near Atlanta, Georgia. Teaching art is my passion and I love what I do!

5 thoughts on “SFO to PDX

  1. Vicariously traveling with you. Love the pics.

    Sent from my iPhone


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