Wednesday, September 09, 2009

San Francisco

Did I fail to mention that we were in San Fran over the holiday weekend? Matt had been there the previous week for a conference, and the kids and I flew out mid-week to meet him. I love San Francisco! We stayed in a hotel just a few blocks from Fisherman's Wharf (and only 2 blocks from Trader Joe's - I went 3 times in 4 days...). The kids had never been to California before, so we spent most of our time visiting the typical tourist sites.

We had a babysitter come to the hotel so we could go out for our anniversary dinner. We went to Laiola - sorta a Spanish tapas meal using mostly local ingredients. Just my kind of meal. My favorite dish was grilled nectarines with homemade ricotta. Yum, yum, yum.

We took a special city tour on Friday and on Saturday took a ferry to Tiburon to see one of Matt's college friends and his family (I'll blog separately about both of those!).

San Fran is such a "green" city. Seems like all the taxis are either hybrids or powered by natural gas. Seems like all the restaurants serve up local food (admittedly much easier in Northern California). They even do curbside composting... I know because I ran smack into one trying to avoid a CRAZY man on the street.

Sea Lions
Carousel at Pier 39
Fisherman's Wharf
Lombard Street
(can you see us in front of the lions?)
Making a wish in Ghiradelli Square
(he wished for a race car... for mom!)
10am isn't too early for cupcakes, right?
Cable Car
We had to visit Union Square because we love the book Fly High, Fly Low
(we looked and looked for Mr. Hi Lee and Midge, but we only saw Sid...)
Playing by the water


PopMom said...

Ahhh, the famous flowered Carters dress!

Rory always wishes for something race car or vehicle related also. He has just voted on being a race car driver for Halloween. Last year he was Doc Hudson from CARS movie. How about Jack? Looks like a great vacation!

Penny said...

looks like fun :) hope to come to San Fran one day - there are direct flights there from Auckland.

Tiffany said...

It looks like you had a blast in San Fran. I definatly want to visit there some day.