Anyway, last Mon and Tues, J & I spent our time in the city. We stayed in a little hotel on Lombard St., just blocks from the Presidio where I was born. Monday, we had the kind of weather you think of when you think San Francisco- foggy, overcast, misting. So of course we spent the day walking around outside. We took the bus down to Fisherman's Wharf where we splurged on a semi-fancy lunch.
|Lobster tail... splurged for lunch at the Fog Harbor Fish House on Pier 39|
|We're on a boat!|
|Real San Francisco weather|
Tuesday was bright, sunny, and beautiful. So of course we decided to spend it inside. To be fair, if the Exploratorium had been open on Monday, we would have switched our schedule around, but it's not, so we made the best of it. We walked the 4 blocks or so from our hotel and enjoyed the sunshine and the city.
|Looking down the street towards the bay|
|Looking up the street at the hills|
|Random hydrangea. It was purple, I couldn't resist!|
Now, the Exploratorium is at the Palace of Fine Arts, and it's pretty much the coolest museum I've ever been to in my life. The last time I visited was 1990, just before I moved away from California to Texas (the first time). 11 years is a long time to anticipate going back, and it absolutely did not disappoint!
|The Palace of Fine Arts--maybe my favorite place in the whole city. It looks like a postcard, but it's real!|
|Our picture taken in... infrared? Heat sensing? Something like that.|
Then we walked back to where our airport shuttle was going to pick us up and had some super tasty Indian food while we waited, and I had to take a picture of the tiny police call box, because that's the kind of dork I am.
|Tiny Doctor inside|
Then we flew home, and I left my cell phone on the plane. Oh yes, I'm just that awesome. So, the fabulous picture of my bridge, from a great angle as we passed under it, as it disappeared into the fog? Gone. Luckily, that's the only thing gone. All my contacts and voicemail and stuff was saved, thanks to Google.
Anyway, that's our trip to San Francisco. I'm looking forward to our next trip, whenever that might be.