San Francisco Travelogue Day #4 and #5

March 31, 2008 at 1:24 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Friday night we met Todd and his girlfriend Erin at Barney’s Gourmet Burgers for some tasty sandwiches and fries (James and I sampled the turkey burger and a hawaiian chicken sandwich cuz our lunch at the In & Out had us a little “burgered out”). Then we headed to their new place, which I think was near the Mission District, on a very hilly street (of course). Their garage was on such a steep hill, they can’t put their car in it. It was a nice (and expensive!) place with a breaktaking view of the city from their kitchen/dining room, which was floor to ceiling windows and a back deck. Todd drove us home, thankfully using his GPS, which I have a feeling he couldn’t live without. A dozen wrong turns (recalculating…), and we were back downtown again, heh.

Saturday my other college friends Christie and Michael drove up from Santa Cruz with their adorable little 11-month-old daughter Maya, who was a big hit with James. Such a cute age. We spent the afternoon walking around Golden Gate Park and looking at flowers and butterflies at the Conservatory of Flowers. Then we drove across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito to enjoy the views and some fabulous Indian food at Gaylord’s. Expensive, but worth it for the food and view.

Sunday James and I explored Chinatown, which I have to say was much nicer and cleaner than the NYC version. In keeping with our vacation tradition, we found a new hat for our David bust. (Now he has a chinese hat, complete with ponytail.) Lunch at the Great Eastern restaurant was fabulous — we had a mix of traditional Chinese and dim sum, totally worth the price. We spent the rest of the afternoon walking off all that food. We scaled Coit Tower, which we dubbed the penis of San Francisco, lol. Strangely, it’s almost as exhausting to walk downhill as it is to walk up. We managed to make our way over to the Ferry Building for some grazing (lots of free samples from balsamic vinaigrette to locally-produced chocolates). Later, more yummy food — this time Italian — at Fino’s down the street from our hotel. Full days and full stomachs. Good times.

Today we’re off to the Modern Art Museum, more good food I’m sure, and a tour of Alcatraz.


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