Sorry for the late post everyone as I’ve been out of town for the past couple of days. I guess I kind of spent the last “official” internship week on vacation haha. I had an opportunity to go up North to the Bay Area, so I took off work and jumped on that.
It was a great experience as I got to see a friend who I haven’t seen in a long time, make new friends, and see some beautiful sights. We rented a car and were able to stay with a friend of our parents’ friend in Montara, just south of San Fran. His name is Jeff and he’s the raddest dude out. He’s a dad and husband, loves to surf, a Captain at Trader Joe’s, beer aficionado, and super nice and hospitable. We spent every morning over cups of coffee and every evening over mugs of beer.
I finally patrolled the forest with the last of the Ents, through the Redwoods in Muir, just over the Golden Gate.
Drank wine in Napa Valley
Walked around the grounds of Inglenook, which is Francis Ford Coppola’s Winery and Estate.
Rode a cable car up and down the hills of San Francisco
Saw the house from Mrs. Doubtfire (one of my favorite comedies growing up, well actually it still holds up.)
Then we drove back south along the Pacific Coast Highway, through Big Sur, and stood on the edge of the earth.
A groupof elephant seals in a cove, just south of Big Sur.
Now I’m extremely tired, working in the office, doing some coverage on short stories. I’m really grateful for being able to have this internship experience. It really is one of the best things you can do while in school. I’ve been able to do a myriad of things both on a professional and personal level that I would never have been able to accomplish otherwise. I’ve learned so much in and around the office in regards to the industry and how to become better and more efficient. Not only have I just been able to make connections within the office but I’ve been able to network with a lot of people outside the office, from chance meetings at bars, random encounters with neighbors, connections through friends and family etc. it’s been a very valuable experience. Despite the official term ending now, I plan on staying with the company for at least another two weeks before heading back East.