That’s SoCal: Day 2

I woke up to a fairly quiet, beautiful, sunny day, and I couldn’t have been happier. I was excited for whatever San Diego had to offer me. I loved not knowing what we were doing for the day and not having to worry about anything school-related.

My wonderful friends, Jasmine and Eric, made us breakfast. We came up with a plan to explore places that were a good walking distance away. We decided to check out North Park and Hillcrest. These areas are so chill and artsy. There was art everywhere!

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We went to North Park first. We stopped at this cute, quiet cafe that I never knew the name of. Sorry. I’ve tried to find out what it was called, but I haven’t had any luck. I got this delicious Iced Raspberry Mocha drink. OMG. I didn’t think it was going to be that good, but it was! I wish I could’ve gone back to get another one at some point. I actually think it was better than most of the frappuccinos I’ve had at Starbucks. (Shhh. Don’t tell them I said that.)

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Iced Raspberry Mocha

After walking around North Park, we decided to turn around and head to Hillcrest, which is an area known for their LGBT community. This place was very artsy as well. Hillcrest was beautiful just like North Park. I couldn’t help but look around and take in all of it and the chill vibes.

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We walked…and walked. Then, I saw it.

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DUMBO

No, I’m not name calling. I promise! DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) is an area of Brooklyn I didn’t know existed until it came up in one of my web searches for NYC spots. The online reviews I read said it was a nice place, so I decided to check it out.

 I thought DUMBO was nice. As soon as I left the subway station to start exploring, I saw walls filled with beautiful graffiti. I love graffiti, so this made me excited to see what else this area had to offer.

(taken by me)

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All I can really say about the view is that it was amazing!

My view of downtown Manhattan from Brooklyn (taken by me)

The Brooklyn Bridge at sunset (taken by me)

I made this particular trip to DUMBO to take pictures for my photography assignment, but I had been wanting to go for a while. The only downside of this trip was having to look for places to eat. There are not many there, and those that are there are not as close together as they are in Manhattan.

Here are a few more shots I took.

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Until next time.