Friday, October 14, 2011

san fran




in case you can't tell, i went to san francisco....and obviously i had a blast eating and drinking my way through the entire city!!  i cannot thank y'all enough for leaving me comments on what to do while i was there.  i seriously took advice from everyone.....in case you don't believe me:
callie- i loved cow hollow and alcatraz was so cool, loved the audio tour
brittanie- i totally took your advice and made sure to eat susie cakes and pepples organic doughnut...i got salted cameral and man was it awesome!!
laura- i could live in the ferry building...and i did....i think i ate their 4x's....loved mission st- la taqueria and san jose were amazing...definitely authentic mexican vs. what we are use to here!
lizzy- went to every street you listed: filmore, chestnut, union....had a blast peeking in the small boutiques
megan- you know we had to go to wine country....although didn't do the marathon to get there :)  but enjoyed those wine tasting a lot!!
kasey- tartine- HELLO!!  fabulous!
teryl- i have to hand it to you- lunch at la boulange was the best ever....and the atmosphere was so inspiring!!
kelley p- again, can't say enough about the alcatraz tour (wish it hadn't rained on us but it made it fun) and chinatown was a great place to eat and get good gifts to take back for the kids
andi- all i can say is that "crossroads" is the BEST store ever....why can't i have one here?  seriously, best deals on major clothing labels...i had to set a limit or i would have bought the whole store!
caroline- so excited we made it to the farmer's market at the ferry building on sat. AM- it was the best meal we had all week....we had lox w/ cream cheese, dirty girl tomato, and it came on acme sourdough bread-OMG my mouth is watering...and of course i had to get a blue bottle dip coffee (in fact, i think i got one everyday)
i swear we did other things besides eat and drink- i hiked up to coit tower, ran up lombard street (and almost died from the hills), went to fisherman's wharf/ ghiradelli square, got a muni pass and road the cable cars (and all other public transportation...so proud of myself for figuring it out), went to beach blanket babylon, went to a book reading at city lights, rented a car and drove on route 1 and the golden gate bridge, toured vineyards, and mostly walked all over the city just taking it in.....i can't say enough about my experience.  i have to say a huge thank you to my brother for inviting me to tag along on his work trip.  colin, it was a true blast and one i will remember/ cherish forever!!  thank you.....

17 comments:

Be Inspired said...

Looks like you had a blast! Great Pics! Happy Friday!

Pinecone said...

My favorite city ever! We took the kids last year and they loved the Alcatraz tour!

You did all the best things and your pictures are fab! What would a visit to CA be without in-N-out? (it is always one of our first stops.)
Ashlyn

daninotes said...

LOVE that city! Looks like you had a wonderful trip...love the retake from china town!

Liz at Style and Ease said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time - you deserve it!!

Julie said...

You and your bro are so cute! Glad you had a great trip - I want to go so bad now!!

Brooklyn2Burbs said...

I'm so glad you posted all this because I leave for SF, Napa & Sonomaaaah. Nine days of not taking the NYC subway. Heaven.

Rebecca said...

So glad you had so much fun!!

kelleyp said...

glad you had an awesome time. nice brother!
looks like it was amazing. one of my favorite places to visit. impressed you ran up lombard--holy nikes! i usually just take a taxi cab down it.
Kelley

Andi, On Call RN said...

haha you are too cute responding to everyone's comments! so glad you loved crossroads and SF!

Gramercy Home said...

What fun! I was just there over Labor Day and had a blast. Ferry building was one of my favorite places!!

Mimi said...

Great photos! A lot of fun! Mimi xx

Jennifer, Decorum said...

I'm just back form 4 weeks in the States and we finished in San Francisco. I wonder if you were there when we were? It rained while we were on Alcatraz too. 4-6 October were our dates and we loved everything about the city as well. We did Union St and Lombard although we walked up it, not ran. It was a wonderful 3 days and a great end to a fabulous four weeks.
What a nice brother you have.

Jennifer xx

Lauren (The Cottage Mix) said...

It looks like you had so much fun!! It's so nice that you had a chance to spend time with your brother. That is truly special. My husband and I went to SF in June and it is such a fun city. I always enjoy being in big cities. Gives you a perspective on the world outside of the 'burbs!! Have a great weekend.

Mrs. W said...

Sounds like a wonderful sibling get-a-way. And such pretty pics!

My Interior Life said...

What a fun and cool trip with your brother! I'm so jealous. Sounded like a blast!

toodaloo said...

Thanks so much for the SF info. I arrived in SF last Friday as you posted!:-) The lox/cream cheese etc were AWESOME! i eat my way thru the city....

Karah said...

I LOVE SF! i love the photo montage you did of your trip!:)