Friday, April 22, 2011

San Francisco in 48 hours

My mom came to visit last week, and we took a road trip with the kids to see my brother in San Francisco. It was SOOOO great to be there...I immediately called Chris to ask when we could move back. The kids LOVED spending time with Uncle John, and I think he enjoyed it too. (that's not to say he wasn't ready for us to go and may never have children of his own now :)

We covered a LOT of ground in just a little over 48 hours. We arrived Friday afternoon around 5:00. Walked to Zarzuelas for dinner and then Swenson's for ice cream cones. (A quick stop at the market where I spent $28 on THREE things..a box of cheerios, a box of oatmeal and a loaf of bread.) Guess there are some things I don't miss =)

Saturday morning we took a cable car down to Fisherman's Wharf, walked to Pier 39, had some donut holes, saw the sea lions, rode the carousel, checked out the candy store and John and Aidric went on a 4D "ride" that Aidric proclaimed was, "just a little bit scary".

Getting ready to start the day.

On the cable car- it's REALLY hard to take a picture in such a tight space in a moving vehicle.

Watching the bakers at Boudin Bakery

The sea lions

Carousel on Pier 39

Juliet at the candy store

We jumped on the ferry to Sausalito..Aidric originally did NOT want to get on..told us he wasn't going to get on with us. He obviously changed his mind and ended up loving the ride. Once we got there, we walked down to Horizon's...a great restaurant on the water. (I have one other picture from the ferry ride to share, but it's so good it deserves it's own post..wait for it :)

This guy is either new here or I just don't remember him from any previous trips to Sausalito. But, he's pretty amazing...he stacks rocks and balances them on each other. We actually watched him stack a few and it's unbelievable!

After a ferry ride back to the city and a cab ride from there, we finally made our way to John's around 4:30. Juliet's nap time generally starts at 1:00! She ended up not even napping, so I knew there was no way we were going out to dinner. We ordered Tony's Pizza from North Beach...I'd never had it before, but it was great! I think I fell asleep on the couch by 9:15. Looong day, but so fun!! I love that Aidric and Juliet are at the age where we can go do this kind of stuff and they enjoy it and "get it". We need to pack more of this "stuff" in before #3 arrives! There is another post coming covering day 2 =)


Candice said...

#3?? Congratulations!!!

KimBerly said...

It looks like you guys all had such a great time. I love the pictures!

Kate said...

great pics!!! What a beautiful city!

Marcia said...

So much to do there! Love these pics!

Dana said...

So much fun! Thanks for sharing. I'd love to see San Francisco someday.

Megan said...

San Fran is a great city! Glad you were able to get away and have some fun. Can't wait to hear more about the trip!

beth said...

I cannot even deal with how cute your kids are!! LOVE that first picture!