Tuesday, April 17, 2012

San Francisco Loving!

This past weekend I had the joy of heading to one of my favorite cities with one of my favorite people! My dear friend Kacie is leaving for the Peace Corp. in approximately one month and we've always talked of taking airplane trip adventures, so I figured I better get on that before she leaves for 27 months! I could not be more excited for her new adventure with the Peace Corp in Nicaragua but I will miss my friend and fellow-travel buddy! Here's some highlights from our trip!

We had lovely sushi on Thursday night around the corner from my Uncle's condo. Both Kacie and I were brave and tried sashimi! It was actually pretty good although some of the textures were not my cup of tea. Although I could eat a whole bowl of edamame all by myself.

My favorite thing to do in San Francisco is take this long long walk starting in Union Square, heading through Chinatown, up through North Beach to Coit Tower, down telegraph hill to the Embargedero, over to the Ferry building, then jump on a street car to Fishermans Wharf walk along the wharf to Ghirardelli square and then catch the cable car back to Union square. Takes a bit, but it's leisurely, beautiful and a great way to see San Francisco. Perfect way to spend a sunny day. BONUS: There is lots of fun little shops and lovely places to eat along the way. So you can't possibly get bored or more importantly hungry.

GIANT and delicious (and gluten free!) macaroon at a tiny little bakery in North Beach. We may or may not have gone back the next day to get another one and eat it within 5 minutes.


Pretty door.

From the top of Coit tower.

The Ferry Building Farmers Market on the waterfront is one of my other favorite little spots to wonder along. It's also a fun little place to build a picnic and get some Gelato.

Notice the name of the special sandwich of the day... "The Mess Piggy."

Chocolate. Hazelnut. Gelato. Enough. Said.

Two of my favorite people.

Irish Coffee at the Buena Vista. Ah-mah-zing!

Dinner Friday night at my Uncle David's. Simple, but oh so lovely.

Oh how I will miss her! Love you my friend!


  1. LOVE this! You are too wonderful - what an amazing weekend :)

  2. Looks like an amazing time, I really want to visit SF someday, it's on my travel list!

  3. That is quite a hike, but lovely all the same. Spring in SF (or anywhere in northern CA) is green and lovely. No fog either!
    Such great food - Andrea forgot to mention one of our favorite stops in Chinatown - The Wok Shop. The folks there are so wonderful, they ship for little or nothing and they have the greatest very light, cast iron woks in several sizes. Such good tools and SO reasonable!