Greetings from San Francisco! It’s hard to believe that our “Chicago” friends, Jordan and Maria, moved out here three years ago. They’ve had sufficient time to “drink the Kool-aid” (with reservations, of course), and now, they’re showing us all the fun things that SF has to offer.
(This may or may not be because they’re gunning for the unofficial award of “Best WVT accommodations.” Ha!)
On Friday night, we played Cards Against Humanity with cringe-inducing rounds. You know it’s going to be a good few days when you start the visit with a game that involves “giant lollipops.”
On Saturday morning, we went to the massive Ferry building farrmer’s market for lunch. Look, J & M even wore matching outfits!
(Jordan was thrilled to share the discovery of this maple bacon sandwich with Harrison.)
Everyone was very excited about California peaches. I was mostly excited about eating all the samples.
From the Farmer’s Market, we headed to the Exploratorium, a very cool science museum right on the Bay. Harrison was really excited about all the cool physics exhibits. We agreed that this is how a science museum should be, i.e., good for people with short attention spans.
We continued walking down the pier and ended up at Pier 39, famous for sea lions. (They look like indistinguishable blogs on the pier in this photo, but they were there. We saw them!)
I love how sunny the weather is, but I definitely came prepared for the cold winds. I put on and took off my hoodie at least 20 times yesterday.
Having already walked several miles, it was time for a break. We stopped at the famous Boudin bakery for a sourdough break. I didn’t realize that sourdough was “a thing” here, but I have been corrected. (Just a note though, I tried to order “just some plain toast” at the cafe counter, and it was like MIND BLOWN!!!! I think we broke the system.)
Even though we took a picture at Ghirardelli square…
…we opted for classy, jewel-like truffles at Christopher Elbow. (The ones we got form a square in this picture: Fleur de Sel, Passion Fruit, Lavender, and Raspberry.) I’m not usually at “fancy” chocolates-person, but I loved the lavender caramel flavor!
[Note: I love all the lavender plants growing on the West Coast. Harrison is amused that I always grab the flowers and smell my hand, and then say, “I love lavender!!!!”]
In Hayes Valley, we played on Patricia’s Green.
And I found out that I was less agile/coordinated on playground equipment than I used to be:
And after a steamy pho dinner (Vegetarian option, what!), we worked off some calories at Dolores Park in the Mission, overlooking the city:
^^Word to the wise: Slides are a lot less exciting when you get stuck on them.
Unrelated: What do you think of Jordan’s Raybans? I’m pretty sure I should get some….
And now, we’re off for a Sunday brunch adventure and more sightseeing!