The stain was gone and we got off the boat and began walking around Sausalito. Downtown was very small so we decided to venture up to the area where the locals are. The houses there are huge shacks and look out to amazing views of the bay. Doesn't look half bad to live there to say the least.
We began walking through the woods and came across one of the walking trails. We had no idea how long the walking trail would be but the sign said 'Oceanic View' so we believed it was worth it. We wore the wrong clothes for this trip-never wear jeans to go on a hike. Its a very very long walk if you do. We began going up the trail that lead up the hills and following the man made trails along the way. What was interesting was how there were absolutely no barriers to hold someone in if they slipped. The trails were not very wide so if you made one misstep you were sliding straight down the hill. A few trees might stop you of course.
Rocco turned to me and said if the Princeton wrestling team can't get up this hill then we definitely can't. We got up and took the path that led us back down.
The verdict is still out on whether or not the trip going down was easier then going up. It was so steep and when you are jumping and dodging all the roots in your way you pick up some speed. I definitely tripped over myself a few times coming down. The trip down was significantly shorter then the trip up so that was a plus.
Once we got down we walked the other paths that led us toward the front of the woods. We walked along many streams and fallen trees, sometimes having to duck under trees to get through but overall it was a really beautiful and muddy walk back.
We walked up the hill and it was kinda scary because of how quick people cut the turns coming down the hill. People fly down when they really shouldn't at all. We finally reached a place where we got service and we were in such a random area that our driver could not even find us. There was a moment where we were standing on a side of a huge hill/mountain and are just trying to find an inch of service. It was just us hanging out on the side of the road trying to get in touch with our Uber guy to tell him where we were. While we were exhausted, disgusting, and hungry the view helped the 20 minute wait for the car.
The next morning we were up early and out the door to the airport. We never dealt with the San Francisco airport before and were not sure what to expect. JFK is very busy and strict but this place was dead and we were in and out of security in less than five minutes. It happened so quick that we asked each other if that was it because it seemed too easy and too quick. Because it was so quick we ended up hanging out for an extra hour and a half to board the flight. We were very very early. Side note: I discovered a few good movies on the flight home, The Big Short and Spotlight, and they are both fantastic. Both are very different but will definitely make you think when they are over. There is a reason why Spotlight won best picture at the Oscars this year.
Before we knew it we were back in the city and back to reality. This trip was something that exceeded all expectations and gave us memories that we will look back and laugh on for years to come. I could have not asked for a better five days with one of my favorite people on the planet. We loved San Francisco, however, like we said the entire trip, there is nothing like New York! Here is to our next adventure wherever that may be! San Fran, you were beautiful, never change! We will see you again one day!