Monday, August 22, 2011

San Francisco

Just yesterday we flew home from a whirlwind trip to the Bay Area. It was our last chance to visit our old friend Soren before he moves even farther away to the east coast, and we took it.

And away we go!

Eating at In-n-Out right after Soren picked us up at the airport = a requirement.

We spent Thursday and Saturday lolling around Soren's house, but Friday we drove into San Francisco and played tourists for the day. Our first stop was the Painted Ladies - the boys very graciously indulged my little whim - and then we made our way to Golden Gate Park. Soren and Bill wandered through the Picasso exhibit at the de Young, but I couldn't resist the pull of a 15-foot albino reticulated python named Lemondrop, so Jan Michael and I beat feet for the Academy of Sciences. After our fill of paintings and snakes, we hiked to a waterfall, drove to the other side of the park to visit the buffalo paddock, and then on our way out, stopped for a peak at one of Golden Gate's famous windmills. We drove across the Golden Gate Bridge, happily shivered our way through pictures in a blanket of fog, and then zipped back to the other side for a drive-by of the Palace of Fine Arts. We ate dinner at Ghiardelli Square with a lovely view of the bay and Alcatraz, and ended the day with a trip through Chinatown.

It was super fun from start to finish, and we have the pictures to prove it :)

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