Monday, June 22, 2009

FRISCO!!

I ditched the crappier than crappy east coast weather this past weekend to visit Erica in beautifully sunny San Francisco. From Fisherman's Wharf and Ghiradelli Square, to cable cars and Chinatown, to the Golden Gate Bridge and curvy Lombard street, we were busy ladies on Friday. We also found time for fish tacos and bean tacos at Erica's favorite tacqueria-- I am going to think about those for a long long time, they were so delic!

Saturday morning, we picked up a Mini Cooper convertible and headed off for Sonoma. The tour of the biodynamic Benziger winery was fascinating and tasty. The other tasty part of the day was the picnic we had at a nearby park. Bread, cheese, fruit and spinach dip...I'm in heaven!! We then headed to the Charles Schultz museum in Santa Rosa (did you know that Snoopy is a NASA mascot??) and to Muir Woods to see the giant redwoods. The surprise of the day was that the temperature can be in the high 70s in Sonoma and yet was so cold by the time we returned to Erica's neighborhood that I could see my breath.

We didn't slow down on Sunday, hitting Gobble and Squat in The Haight (I felt very hip) for brunch and then walking into Golden Gate Park. The conservatory was spectacular. As we kept walking we saw a group of people doing the Lindy Hop, a big band concert and then a summer concert featuring Sugar Ray and Matt Nathanson. The Most San Franciso award goes to the gentleman at the big band concert who was sporting a pink fedora, goatee, black pinstriped suit, black leather gloves with white piping, black boots and a cane with an animal hoof knob. We also dipped our toes in the Pacific, went to a pirate store (really) and ate at a vegetarian sushi restaurant.

Wooosh, the weekend was over. San Fran rocks, thanks Erica for a great time!

Chinatown










The home of Ghiradelli chocolate












Sea Lions at Fisherman's Wharf













Curvy Lombard Street

















Golden Gate Bridge

















Mini Cooper convertible, OH YEAH!












Muir Woods

















Little old me in the shadow of the big trees!

6 Comments:

Blogger Dad/Uncle Corey/Corey said...

Wow! Looks like a great trip!

10:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am vicariously enjoying every adventure you and Erica had!

Dad is especially enjoying the thoughts of driving a mini cooper through the wine country....well actually... through any countryside!
Love,
Mom oxoxoxox

10:53 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

yes, the car was awesome! I wonder if there is Zip car in TC.

9:15 PM  
Blogger Erica said...

Thanks for coming out to SF, Erin -- it was such a great weekend!!

12:16 AM  
Blogger Don and Steph said...

Wow Erin! You have such amazing travels! I think Don, Quinn and I need to do a trip like that. Except Quinn can't have any wine. Oh well, more for me! :)

10:45 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

Well if Quinn was Italian his parents probably be giving him a bit of wine in his bottle by now. (or so I was once told by a Euro colleague).

Here's an idea...come visit the wineries on Long Island and I'll babysit the little one for the day.

12:18 PM  

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