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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Left my heart in San Francisco

Well, actually, that's not quite true. As much as we enjoyed ourselves, and were actually grateful for the trip without kids, we (I) missed them an awful lot. Everytime I saw kids that were the same ages as mine I got a little homesick. But, that's not even the point of this post. I'm home, had lots of fun and I thought I'd blog a bit about our vacation.

So we'll start with Day 1. (In reality, Day 2, but I'm sure you don't especially want to hear about our long drive on Day 1.)

We bought our cool San Francisco City Passes which gave us free public transportation and lots of tickets to various museums and other attractions. So we first took BART into the city after eating our lavish breakfast at our fancy hotel (we love Priceline) and started out at Pier 39 (doesn't everyone?).

Went to the aquarium, took a cruise around the Bay and under the Golden Gate Bridge, looked at the everpresent sea lions even though there were only like 6 of them there, ate chowder at a great little restaurant called the Blue Mermaid, walked up to Ghirardelli Square to eat ice cream, and rode the cable car (where my shoe fell off into the whole brake/rail mechanism thing and I embarrassed Joel to death by having to ask the operator to retrieve it for me) back to the BART station and arrived back at the hotel around 10 pm. Very fun day.

Pictures later. And updates on more days later.

Stay tuned...


  1. Oh, oh, ooooooh. I just LOVE San Francisco. Haven't been there in years, but it is one of my most favorite places in the world.

  2. The pier kinda grosses me out.
    We'll have to check-out that mermaid place.

  3. I LOVED my trip to S.F.It is one of my favorite cities in the world.
    Glad you got home safe!
    God bless.

  4. Sounds like a fun and exhausting adventure! Glad you're home safe!

  5. You know what? I miss my kids when I go to the grocery store alone. It isn't that I don't want or need me time, because I take it often, but I miss them, always, when I am away from them. I think that is a precious gift, too, to love your children that way. I wasn't loved like that as a child, and I am so grateful to have that bond with my babies today.

    PS: How in the world did your babe do??

  6. Sounds like a lot of fun. :)

  7. Oh I NEED Pictures.. I don't know if I'll ever get to go there.. so I love to see pics!!!! Do share... So glad you had fun!!

  8. LOVE S.F.! Sounds like a great trip! But, i was really amused at the blip about Joel being embarassed about the shoe/trolley thing. That made me laugh.