San Francisco, Travel

San Fran with sister

Sorry I’ve been so MIA! My sister came for her birthday last weekend and I’m still getting over her leaving. We had such a wonderful weekend, I miss her so much already.

As soon as I picked her up from the airport we headed straight into San Francisco. I hadn’t been since my mini-moon {a smaller version of a honeymoon} so I was ecastic to be going back, especially since we live so close now. And being the semi-good planner that I am, I planned us a wicked itinerary to get through in 30 hours. And boy did we power-through it! As soon as we got in, we checked into our hotel {more on the hotel later}.

Our momma sent a goodie box beforehand but we couldn’t open it until we were in the room together. Wine, snacks and lounge wear:
Next on the itinerary – drinks at the top of the Marriott Marquis:
{Pam on her phone, AGAIN}
After, we taxied over to Zuni Cafe and enjoyed calamari and chicken for two. The restaurant was so busy and smelled sooooo good. Thanks for the recommendation, Olive!
Saturday was the big day of adventure in the city. First stop – Chinatown:
With a cold Starbucks in hand, we headed to Old Navy. Yes, we went to San Francisco and all I wanted to do was go to Old Navy. There is not one in Santa Cruz so I made a mad dash for the bathing suits!
By the way, do any of you think the sidewalks in San Fran sparkle? Well, they do:
Then we headed to Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Grotto for over-priced crab, fried shrimp and chips and people watching.
Next, biking over the Golden Gate Bridge.
And I must tell you… don’t ever try to look cute for a day in San Francisco and then decide to ride bikes. I ended up riding with one hand on my handle bars and the other holding my skirt down. I felt like Marilyn Monroe on the bridge once the breeze intensified. It was a hoot!
8 miles later, we were spent. Fortunately we found a darling wine bar in downtown Sausalito and did some wine tasting. We both found one we liked and enjoyed a glass and relaxed our legs.

The ferry back to the pier was nice and we did one more walk-through to Ghirardelli Square so Pam could enjoy a birthday, chocolately, ice-cream delight!

I got the very berry and Pam ordered the peanut butter chocolate sundae and after one bite I wish I had too. It was great visiting with the people in the parlor. We really didn’t want to leave. But this gives us an excuse to go back and do even more!

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  • Reply Sis June 24, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    I want to go back already!! ♥♥ and miss you!!!

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