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Day 5: Saturday was the last day of our trip. We’ll take it easy, we said. We have done enough walking, we said. We can take ubers everywhere…
Well, we didn’t. In an effort to relive some of our favorite sights from earlier in the week as well as seeing some stuff we missed, we walked 16+ miles covering a loop from Moscone to the Piers to Ghirardelli Square (with a detour to see the crooked block of Lombard), through Fort Mason and down to East Beach, then back down through pacific heights and the tenderloin.
We had checked most of the food places off our list earlier in the week, but we did have a great grilled cheese from Cowgirl Creamery and a freakin’ delicious slice of pie and a pie shake from Chili Pies and Ice Cream.
I’m posting this now because we took the red eye back last night and spent all day recovering. I’ll have a full album up on Flickr once we get all our pics pooled together.
Thank you, SF, for being the best city on earth… Can’t wait to see you again.
And thank you again, tumblr friends, for some great suggestions.
Day 4: Marin County. We took a Getaround car to Sausalito for breakfast, on up to Point Reyes for a cheese tasting tour, oysters for lunch at The Marshall Store, then out to the lighthouse. Absolutely amazing to me that all of this is within about an hour of the city.
We drove back on hwy 1, which was like a dream come true for me… Stopped off at Stinson Beach and then for a hike on the Steep Ravine trail at the recommendation of one of our several great Uber drivers from this week.
Finished the evening back in Sausalito with some incredible sushi and one of my favorite views of the city.
Day 3: breakfast at Sweet Maple for some millionaire’s bacon, walked to see the painted ladies (currently undergoing some touch-ups), walked through haight-ashbury (fistbumped a Vietnam veteran), then through some of Golden Gate park. Awesome view of the city from the de young observation tower. Then a walk through the tea gardens before catching a ride to Papalote for a legit burrito in the mission. Walked back to the hotel with a stop at dynamo donuts (delicious). Relaxed for a bit before heading out for the best cocktails of our lives at Bourbon and Branch and then for some delicious cioppino at Tadich Grill.Several things not pictured, obviously. I leave most of the photography to my wife, the lovely and talented professional.
A little sunburnt, a little worn out, and very, very full, but having an awesome time.
Day 2 (so far): up early for a walk to the piers, breakfast at blue bottle, tour of Alcatraz (completely awesome), saw the sea lions, walked to Show Dogs for lunch and then down through the mission for some bi-rite ice cream. (13 miles, according to fitbit). I love this city.