Friday, October 1, 2010

San Francisco Treat - Part 2

Today's blog entry is all about....San Fran! If you are just joining us today, I am spending the next two days writing about my trip to San Fran.

On day two, Rusty had decided we HAD to go to Muir Woods. Muir Woods is a national park that protects a forest of Redwoods. They are incredible!

In order to get to the park we had to hop on the double Decker bus. We took a cab back to the Wharf to hop on.
This particular bus drove us past The Palace of the Arts (which was closed for renovations)...

Then to the Golden Gate Bridge!!! We actually hopped off an walked the whole thing!
Rusty being really cool, "holding up the bridge"
It was beautiful, the weather was beautiful and we couldn't have asked for a better GGB experience!

We hopped on another bus on the other side of the bridge that took us to Sausalito. The bus dropped us off and we had about 20 minutes to grab lunch. Unfortunately, we didn't realize we only had 20 minutes until we only had 10 left. This lead to crazy attempts to get fast food, me waiting for the bus and begging the driver to not leave, then ending up with a frustrated hubby on the bus with no food.

It all worked out in our favor because we ended up having a wonderful lunch at the organic cafe in the park! Check out my food pics on Twitter!

Here are some pics of the most incredible trees I have ever seen,
Look at how big the tree is compared to my husband!
A view from one of the mini bridges...

After our walk amongst giants, Rusty and I headed back on the bus to San Francisco. Once we were back at the wharf we decided to tour Ghiradelli Square.

We checked out the chocolate store where we sampled the new Pumpkin Spice Squares...yummo!

We saw the vats of chocolate in the Ghiradelli cafe...

Honestly after that I would say there wasn't a whole a lot to see in Ghiradelli Square other than a few cute boutiques.

After our mini tour we dined at the Blue Mermaid. There was a huge sign outside saying they had the #1 chowder in town. They weren't lying! We had some of the best corn and Dungeness crab chowder ever! Mmmm Mmm I am salivating just writing about it.

For dessert, Rusty and I stopped in at a place called Jack's. It is a local bar inside the old cannery building. They have 85 beers on tap, most of which where local. Rusty had a few glasses and I had a flight of 5 tasters, most of which were girlie ciders. I still haven't gotten used to the idea of heavy beer :) Maybe someday.

After our "dessert" we hit the hay. I will say we had a very hard time getting used to the time change. We were kind of losers and were in bed between 8 and 9 which was more like 10-11 Texas time. And 10-11 is well past our bedtime...insert loser comment here.

Well join me twice tomorrow for a breakdown of the last 2 days of our trip. This includes the Wharf, the Market and Alcatraz...and much much more!

1 comment:

  1. You had a wonderful day at the Golden Gate Bridge! When Ryan and I visited, it was so foggy that we could barely see it. We were still able to walk across but we didn't have nearly as beautiful a picture. Thanks for sharing these photographs with us!