Wednesday, November 17, 2010

San Francisco

Towards the end of November, Chris had training in San Francisco for work. Whenever he goes on work trips, I always throw a fit! I hate being home by myself.... But this time he was finally going somewhere fun, and I was happy to tag along :)

When I got there to join Chris, I was immediately in awe of the buildings. I am in love with the old architecture.

I was even more so in love/obsessed with the chandeliers in the hotel. I let Mr. Husband know that I only want to stay in this hotel on future trips so I could stare at the chandeliers :)

We only spent the weekend there, but we did sooooo much! We walked around the market and of course near the pier and Fisherman’s wharf. I remember going to San Francisco when I was in junior high with my parents, and the one thing I was looking forward to was a big bowl of clam chowder. It was even better than I remembered it...

And, of course my obsession with light poles continues....

Now lets talk about the trolly’s. I was obsessed, and Mr. Husband knew this was going to be my favorite part of San Francisco. Even though I had been there before I had never ridden a trolly.... I felt like I was in a episode of Full House! We also visited the museum and it’s unbelievable the amount of work that goes in to maintaining them, and even more unbelievable as to how long they have been running.

Then it was on to Lombard street. Most people would take pictures because it is the most crooked street in the world, but I took pictures because of the amazing Hydrangeas :) This is one of my favorite flowers and even said to Chris that “These were the flowers in MY wedding”. He gave me the look, and then I remembered that he was at the wedding too :)

One of the last things we did was visit Alcatraz. I love the move “The Rock” because of all the action in the movie and the concept of how the island was used back in the day.... but mostly because Sean Connery is a hot old guy.

I neglected to mention that this whole trip we were in the rain, and Mr. husband didn’t tell me that flats were not going to be sufficient... so I walked around in extremely cold weather wet, with extremely cold, wet feet :(

The next morning before we left, we went down to what I think would be downtown San Francisco.... I loved seeing Schwab branches everywhere, and couldn’t believe they had as much advertising as Apple... I was proud :)

Overall, we had a wonderful trip. It was super short, but the perfect little weekend getaway!

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