I’m remembering all the fun, touristy things we were able to do in San Francisco (in no particular order):

-Walked on the Golden Gate Bridge.
-Swam at Chrissy Field (not technically the Pacific ocean because we were in the bay, but we’re counting it).

-Visited the Lucasfilm campus in the Presidio.

-Had custom fortune cookies made.
-Picked up charming candy at Miette in Hayes Valley.

-Ate deep dish pizza at Patxi’s.

-Had Ralph’s Birthday Dinner at Terzo.

-Picked up ice cream at Bi-rite Creamery — I had brown butter pecan and salted caramel.

-Saw Ferney Studio on Valencia street.
-Hung out at the Ferney’s and the Stanley’s cool apartments.
-Rode a cable car.

-Ate fresh crab and shrimp from a Fisherman’s Wharf vendor.

-Visited Musee Mecanique — and took photos in a vintage photobooth. (All the photos pictured here are from this museum. It’s free to enter. Bring a few dollars in quarters, or use their change machine, and you’ll be good to go.)

-Drove to Coit Tower at night.

-Drove down Lombard street.

-Drove across the Golden Gate Bridge at night and the Bay Bridge during the day.

-Visited the Palace of Fine Arts at night.

-Stayed at Hotel Adagio near Union Square.
-Rode the glass elevators in the Westin on Union Square to see amazing views of the city.

-Ate a late breakfast of baked goods from La Boulange.

-Had a short visit with Jesse of CoTweet.

-Ate warm cookies from Speciality’s.




Not bad. Especially considering we spent 2 days doing EA stuff. (I’m working on my EA post, hopefully it will go up tomorrow). Best part. Even with that long list, we didn’t feel rushed. San Francisco is just the right size and seemingly really easy to get around. Thanks to Jordan and Paul for doing the organizing and driving and navigating. Thanks to Jared and Liz for playing along and letting us wake up Henry late at night. It makes me wish all my kids could have such a trip for their 12th birthday.

More photos from the trip on flickr.