Thursday, March 25, 2010

The San Francisco Treat

It's been awhile, Non?? Ok - LOVED San Fran! Had to get this pic of me hanging off the side of a cable car, although I would have liked a little more of the cable car showing, but o well. Needed my trench coat and box of Rice A Roni too.
We did all the cool touristy things - really because, well, they are cool! Alcatraz, China Town, Fisherman's Wharf, Painted Ladies, Golden Gate Bridge, Nob Hill, Union Square, Haight Ashbury (all I have to say on that one is - Wow. My daughter is not ever, ever, ever allowed anywhere near that place! Ha! Just kidding, ok, well, not really) Very enlightening to another way of life to say the least.
Great food - yummy French, yummy Italian, yummy (for hubs) seafood (makes me want to throw up, but I'm sure it was good as good could be)
Found an amazing fabric store too - Britax Fabrics - I was in la-la land in this place. In business since 1952, family run - 4 stories of inspiration, people!!! Had to keep reminding myself to close my mouth and quit drooling. Couldn't help "touching" everything - so beautiful. Loads of fabrics that you just don't see at the local fabric store. What was equally as fun was seeing all of the interesting people who work there and shop there. (Oh wait - that's ME! See! See my "Britax" bag in the picture! See?? I must be interesting too. Cool. Yeah me.) The sales lady even noticed my Narwhal tee and complimented me on it :) The creativity was just oooozing out of this place.
Took a drive south along Highway 1 - tres cool! It was truly one of the most beautiful places I've seen...ever. The hubs rented a convertible - (I am very spoiled, I believe, even with a frozen arse and wind burned forhead) - best way to see this part of the country, I also believe.

Pebble Beach.....Muir Woods - always knew I was a bit of a tree hugger! Awesome, unbelievable place. Lovin' those National Parks! It was hard to truly grasp the age of these trees, such ancient, wise earthly things they are.
Anyways, back to real life now. I'm eternally grateful to my mother-in-law and brother-in-law for taking such good care of the kids while my husband and I were away. I know the kiddies had a blast without mom and dad too - lots of stories were told upon our return. (included words such as, but not all inclusive: "barf", "pizza", "putt-putt", "goldfish (as in living, not as cracker)", "more barf", "ice cream", "soccer", "diarrhea" (sorry, but it was a major part of the weekend....!), "the nice policeman", "bowling", "a little more barf".
As I said - I'm am soooooo grateful for grandma and uncle!
I was also reminded how much I enjoy traveling - I shall never be sorry for any bit of it I do - it can only enlighten me to the wonders of the world, bring about tolerance for others, broaden my scope of the world, and educate my sometimes cotton filled brain.


a.tonagel said...

cute pics! Glad you had a great time!
"nice policeman"????? hmmmm... wonder what that is about...

whoopsiedaisiesgal said...

Well he wasn't knocking on the front door in tight pants and carrying his own music, I can tell you that much!
It was more to do with hurrying home to clean the puke up from the back seat of Grandmother's car.

shoewhoreninja said...

I want to go to San Fran!! I love the pic hanging off the trolley! Looks like something I would've tried and totally busted my rear doing. Yeah, I'm that kid.

Looks like y'all had a blast! Totes jealous!

Cole said...

Oh man! Great pictures miss! I loved all your explanations too, helped me imagine I was almost on a vacation myself

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