Wednesday, April 8, 2009

the rest of SF...the other 5

i have to admit that i check my blog almost daily ONLY to see other people's blogs. and when they aren't updated, i get so annoyed. yet, here is my blog sitting for over 2 weeks with the same annoying post. so, i'm finishing up about our San Fran trip. then, i'll be onto bigger & better things! right.

the other 5...
6) Wine Country was so stinking amazing!! I mean--we LOVED it for a variety of, beautiful scenery, wine, great drive, wine. You get the picture. We stopped by a few on Sunday then a few more on Monday. Fortunately we hit the tale end of a Barrel Tasting on Sunday, so we got treated great and lots of free samples. Plus, it was the most amazing weekend of weather ever...clear, sunny & warm. We came back with some bottles for sure. The area we went to was so not what I was expecting...pretentious. Everyone was so friendly & laid back. It was so fun. Be sure to check out the Russian River Valley if you ever go to Cali.

adam checking out the "legs"

what the Barrel Tasting looks like

us at Arista Winery

endless fields of vineyards

7) City Lights is a famous bookstore in San Fran. And that was one of Adam's goals for our visit was to go to some bookstores. So, we found this cool, old and famous bookstore. Adam probably could have spent days there. Don't get me wrong, I found a book to read too.

it's City Lights Bookstore!

Adam totally in his element

just a cool sign/door in the bookstore

8) Sunset at Coit Tower/Telegraph Hill was a really cool place in San Fran..maybe even the highest point. We hiked up a bagillion steps to get there, then we got a 360 view of this amazing city and then watched the sun set.

the actual Coit Tower

the city nearing sunset

see the Golden Gate in the distance

9) Walking...okay, I wouldn't say I loved walking. But I loved the exploring. There is so so much to see to see. Of course, we missed a lot, but some things we saw were crazy, amazing, weird, sad, different. Let's name a few: a women talking to herself on the bus, a homeless man kinda asking me out (i got it still), a person on the bus that i wasn't really sure if "it" was a boy or a girl, cool vintage shops, a crazy transit system, and I could go on.

how cute are these 2 old men? matching hats, glasses, and man purses

a Chinatown bank

a dream...the beach & margaritas!

some cool houses and bay windows

10) Meeting Anne Lamott. Granted, I have no pictures to prove this, but you can ask Adam. We met her and it was so cool. If you haven't gotten a chance to read one of her books, do it now. She's amazingly witty and honest, real and bold. Plus she's a white woman with dreads. Uh, hello! I'd like to think she was flattered by us travelling all the way from North Carolina to visit her church and meet her, but she wasn't. She admitted being a little spaced out b/c of the time change (it was spring forward weekend) and was also watching the kids. I realized that she was just Annie to all of them and that made her seem even more down to earth. Check her out...Travelling Mercies, Grace Eventually, Blue Shoe, Bird by Bird, Rosie are just a few of her books.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I loved all of your pictures of the city and about your trip. I know it was amazing. Your dad and I made that trip up Hwy 1 more than once and it is breathtaking. You discribed it well, it is like a foreign country in America. Did you go to Carmel or Monterey? It's Easter Sunday and I'm just now reading about your trip. I love your blogs and can't wait to see if you can top this one. But you always do. I love you both. Once again I'll remain Anonymous MOM.