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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Summing Up San Francisco

Scott and I worked San Francisco in four days like no other tour group before us. I am guessing we probably logged about 15 miles on foot, plus 15 or so more via bus and trollies. Thank heavens I learned my lesson after our honeymoon and brought my sneakers.

View from our hotel, the Hyatt Regency on the Embarcadero, Financial District:


I did not leave enough time to buy a memory card for my new camera before we left, but the instructions book said that it also took pictures on the hard drive-score! However, one hour into the trip maxed out my photos at five. Yes, five pictures. Our concierge seemed to forget where any stores that might supply memory cards would be located with respect to our travels, until we happened upon one finally in Chinatown, on day three. Sadly, days one and two will be recapped through my masterful words!

Day one:
Fisherman's Wharf, Boudin's Bistro, Alcatraz tour

Day two:
Breakfast at the Ferry Building Farmer's Market (ahh-mazing!), Golden Gate Park, King Tut exhibit at the de Young, California Academy of Sciences Museum (which has an awesome cafeteria-thanks DB!), hookah in Haight-Ashbury, gelato in the Castro District, trollies, buses, and delish pizza.

Day three:
Chinatown, Coit Tower, North Beach, Mission District, fancy anniversary dinner, copious amounts of Presecco.


Tasty salted pig parts in the Farmer's Market.

Near the hotel, Bay Bridge in the background.

No SF trip complete without a union protest.


Anniversary dinner

Sick panoramic shot at AT&T park with my new camera, via Scott.

Impulsive, final-day purchase. So glad we did.

Let's not forget who is in first place, top of the flags. Just saying.

The trip was a great finale to an incredible first year of marriage. Can't wait for the next vacation!

1 comment:

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

I would love to visit San Francisco sometime! :)