Thanks to generous parents, we were able to visit San Francisco this past week. It was so much fun. We were sooo excited. Especially Diva. She couldn’t wait to visit the “Big City.”
We cruised the wharf a little the first night. The first thing we noticed was the cool weather. The cold weather. The fog never let up the entire four days we were there. And we loved every minute of it. It was a nice break from the 102* heat back home.
The next morning my little family went out alone for a bit while we waited for the rest of the crew to
wake up get ready.
8:30 am. Who wants some crab?
We passed by this local eatery and Miss M yellled out, “That’s like Mommy!” For sure.
We enjoyed watching these amusing sea lions slug around on these docks. They are pretty famous on Pier 39.
Did I mention it was cold?
Later that day we visited the Aquarium of the Bay. The shark and sting ray tunnel was a big hit.
Of course, what would a trip to SF be without good ol’ Golden Gate?
We even walked across it. Well, halfway at least.
My one gripe about Frisco? The insane amount of people. Everywhere you go, houses are stacked together, people are milling about. I’m shocked we didn’t hit somebody with our car. It was crazy. We ended up doing a lot of walking. A lot.
For the most part, Diva was an excellent little walker and rarely complained about how much of it we had to do, until the last couple days when her poor little feet started aching. So we took advantage of the muscle and rode on the shoulders of uncles and Grandpa. Thanks to them for being so obliging!
There was some rather interesting street entertainment. Later, when asked what her favorite part of the trip was, Diva said it was “giving money to the gold robot man.” She’s easy to please. Miss M loved the skeleton guy. He was weird.
Yum. More crab. There were crab places on every corner.
A lot of what we did revolved around food. Naturally. We ate some delicious stuff whether it was Tony’s Pizza, Ghirardelli chocolate, ice cream sundaes, french toast, crab chowder, grilled salmon, gelato…etc. It was all good. Munchkin’s fav was the hot chocolate.
So generous with her smiles. Love it.
We paddle boated in Golden Gate park. This little one despised her life jacket. Before^
But Diva loved it!
If you ever go to San Fran you have to visit California Academy of Sciences. It was awesome. Even though we were up to our eyeballs in people.
Whatever you do, do not call the underwater sea creatures “weird.” The worker standing next to you will be offended and will correct you to say, “interesting.” Oh well, I still say seahorses are the weirdest things ever.
My brother lives in San Francisco and really helped us out on what would be fun to do and see and eat. He attempted to bring us up to Twin Peaks (I’m pretty sure that’s the name) to check out the view. Unfortunately the only thing we viewed was fog. And lots of it.
On a clear day we would have been able to see all of downtown San Francisco, as well as the bay and Alcatraz island. All we got was a white wall. Oh well. There’s always next time.
San Francisco is a beautiful, eccentric city. We were lucky to be able to check out the sites and sounds and smells. Thanks Mom and Dad!