The only thing I knew about San Francisco prior to Summer 2014 was what I learned from Full House and The Princess Diaries. So my idea of SF was fog, roller-coaster hills, trollies, the Painted Ladies, and the Golden Gate Bridge - not much.
Before flying to the west coast, I did my research, gathering information from my favorite bloggers who live or have visited San Fran. I compiled quite the list, and loved getting to explore some of the sides of the city that are lesser-known to tourists. This past summer I got to visit SF again and return to some of my favorite places, as well as make stops at places I didn't get the chanced to go to last time. Here's part one of my San Fran city guide - first, food!
My family has wanted to help build a house in some third-world country for a year now, so when I became the Lead Storyteller for New Story, we decided it would be a perfect fit.
We chose to fund the next family on the list: the Francois family, made up of mother and father Jonesse and Elina, and their six kids. On New Story’s recent vision trip, I had the privilege to meet the family and tell them the good news.
Today is the conclusion of New Story’s four-day vision trip to Haiti. As we prepare to leave, we all ask ourselves, “What did we learn? What are we going to take away from our days here and bring back to our everyday lives?”
Because honestly, you can’t leave a place like Haiti without your story being changed in some way.
We played with the most angelic cherubs, painted New Story-funded houses, took hundreds (thousands!) of pictures, and sweated streams in blue-tarp tents.