few things make you feel as refreshed as spending some the outdoors. it's something that people definitely (aka MYSELF)  take for granted especially when it's easily accessible. i know from experience, growing up in the hill country in texas, it was not abnormal to have woods in your back yard or even for people to live on a ranch and it wasn't something i dwelled on too much or took advantage of. having lived in so many cities over the past couple years, i have found a new appreciation for just being outside, away from all the concrete and claustrophobia. this weekend, i was fortunate enough to take a trip with some new friends out to hendy woods, in the northern california redwoods. it was really so good to just get outside of the city, even one as beautiful as san francisco.