Jan 22, 2013
Last week Michael and I got away for a while (no kids!) and our first stop was the fun city of San Francisco.
It was a quick trip there but fun...and freezing. It was only 38 degrees in San Francisco when we left there for a warmer destination (more on that tomorrow). Michael had never been to San Fran before and I hadn't been there in many, many years. Of course, our trip involved a couple baseball stadiums. It's become quite a tradition for us in January. (here are details about our trip in Seattle last year, and LA/San Diego/Phoenix before that)
We stayed at a hotel smack dab in the middle of downtown (gotta love Name Your Own Price on Priceline where we got this hotel room for $70!!). This was the view from the 12th floor where, shockingly, our balcony doors opened and seriously made me afraid Michael would fall out of the building since there wasn't much of anything to keep us in!! Do they not have building codes in San Fran?? Scary! Although it really was a gorgeous view!
View ahead and to the right of our room:
Near AT&T Park is a fantastic restaurant that specializes in grilled cheese! My kind of place! (I'm a huge fan of grilled cheese sandwiches!!) Delish! It's another spot I'd put on the 'must see' list.
Although...we did have one scary situation. We left the grilled cheese yumminess and got on a cable car to try to see Candlestick Park where the 49ers currently play. It was SCARY! We got into a really bad area of town and there were some 'interesting' people on the ride with us. One man (probably in his 70s) stood next to me and pulled out a switch blade as he and some of his 'friends' talked about strange things. YIKES! We decided to forget about the stadium and head back toward downtown. Wise decision!
On our way to the big feature of the day (the Golden Gate) we drove on Lombard Street. When we started out at the top of the hill I asked Michael to take a picture. He was not excited about that and wanted to experience it without being behind a camera. So, no great pics. The experience will live in our memories...too bad you can't look into our brains to see it in picture form!