Thursday, April 19, 2012

San Francisco Adventures

I just got back from a wonderful, week-long trip to San Francisco to see my brother and his wife. Here is a brief summary of our adventures:

Day 1: Flight got canceled—just my luck if you remember this post. So, the first day was spent hanging out at the airport all morning, afternoon, and early evening. 

Day 2: Caught breakfast at a cute diner, chased after a cable car and jumped on (it was pretty intense, it must have been going at least 20 2 mph), took pictures at Lombard St., ate a delicious sundae at Ghirardelli’s Square, browsed through art galleries, walked down Fisherman’s Wharf, watched the sea lions fight for a spot on an overly crowed dock, and took a kick-butt Pilates class with my sis-in-law (literally kicked my butt).

Day 3: China town, caught lunch, tried to lure snooty parrots down from the trees with large smiles and an apple—to no avail, hiked the 800 stairs to Coit tower and the beautiful view around it, parrots again (same result), pizza and calamari at Tony’s—where my sis-in-law spotted an individual sitting at the bar who may or may not be the Brian Wilson:

Me: “Will you sign our tickets?”
Brian Wilson look-a-like: “Oh, that isn’t really me.”
Me: “That is okay our friends won’t know, how about a picture?”
Brian Wilson look-a-like: “Yes, of course!”

Day 3 (continued): comedy show, crazy bus ride, and Bob’s donuts.

Day 4: Photo shoot in the morning, naked old man spotting on the beach (unfortunately)—nothing but a baseball cap and a distant suave expression as waves crashed over his ankles, lunch, bike ride over the Golden Gate bridge to Sausalito, coconut ice cream, browsed through more galleries, clam chowder, rode ferry back to San Francisco, and ate pineapple upside-down cake.

Day 5: Church, hiked through the redwoods in Muir Woods, drove down coast, watched a movie while eating warm banana bread.

Day 6: Frisbee golf at Golden Gate Park (I got a very nice high score), long boarding, drove to Pacifica for barbecue ribs, Haight-Ashbury, Giants game with the best seats EVER—I could get used to that. Fortunately, it was only one game and I can most likely still adapt once again to my high-elevation seat choices.   

You guys are great, I miss you already! Come visit us soon! We might not have a lot to do here, but we can always go to two of the three restaurants in town (one of them is actually kind of good)! You know you are tempted…  

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