Sunday, January 29, 2012

San Francisco

I have been so behind in my blogging I haven't even had a chance to post about my San Francisco trip with my totally awesome Sister-in-law. 
So here it is, my San Francisco Trip:
Brooke and I decided we both were due for a much needed girls trip.  So we left the husbands and kids at home and headed out for San Fran.  We couldn't have asked for better weather, it was so beautiful there and it was just nice to get away for a few days.
There is so much to do and see in San Francisco. The first day we arrived we decided to go to Fisherman's Wharf and check out the Pier 39 Sea Lions 
 This was the cutest lighthouse by the wharf.
After the wharf  I wanted to check out China Town. It was quite the little town.  There were these live produce shops that had live turtles, frogs, fish, and a bunch of other dead questionable items.  On one of the signs into the produce store it read, "All life stock must be killed prior to leaving the store."  After seeing that we decided that dinner would need to be had else where.  We were a bit worried about any sort of "questionable" meat.  
A street in China Town
Me trying to fit in with the locals
The next day we enjoyed a very relaxing Spa and walked the City taking a bunch of different pictures. 

I thought this Cathedral was so pretty.

Lombard Street "the Crookedest Street in America"

Of course it wouldn't be a complete girls trip without some shopping involved.
My Totally Awesome Sister-in-law
 I couldn't seem to take enough pictures of the Golden Gate bridge. 

While walking around we stumbled upon this cupcake store.  We won't say how many we ate but we spend the evening in true girl's night fashion:  eating cupcakes, jamming to some music (which I have to say...Brooke had some impressive pirouettes going on in that little hotel room) and watching a sappy chic flick movie.  It was great!
On Sunday we decided to do a day tour.  The tour started out the day by visiting Alcatraz, then to the Muir Wood Forest, and stopping in Salsalito (A cute artsy town on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge).  Brooke and I were in High Heaven at Alcatraz.  It has the most amazing textures and cobble trails. 

This flower was growing next to a cobblestone wall on the Island. It was so pretty I had to take a picture
 Alcatraz allowed for some great views of the City and the Bridge

We're so STRONG. We're holding up the tower.

Muir Woods was a cool place with big Sequoia trees and beautiful surroundings.

I thought this tree was cool in a creepy kind of way.  It looked like a finger growing out of it.

 Since it was our last night in San Francisco we decided to try out one of the fancy restaurants.  We picked one on a whim and hoped for the best.  It ended up being a french restaurant with the entire menu in French.  I don't speak French.  Needless to say I'm sure I had that deer in the headlight's look.  Thank goodness Brooke took French in High School. 
This was a great trip with lots of fun memories.  I'm hoping we will get to do another one soon.