San Fran

Finally, got DH to download our San Francisco pictures!! (He is even working on the Spain pictures, hallelujah!) So, we went to Redwood City for a work meeting. Since the meeting ended after lunch on Friday, we decided to stay until Sunday so we could sightsee. Neither of us had ever been to California, so it was a great opportunity!!! First we got an Enterprise rental car delivered to our hotel. There was a little mixup with the fax from the hotel getting missed, so when we called to check on the late car, they send it ASAP and upgraded us to a Mercedes! DH had a blast driving it for a few days and was hinting at what a great car it was, sporty, but still a 4-door, etc. I can see this topic coming up again in our future 😛 I must say, he looked pretty hot cruising in it!

 

We hit the coast first and went to see the Pigeon Point lighthouse. I have a bit of an obsession with lighthouses, so when DH saw this on the map, he kept it a surprise/secret and just drove there while I was clueless. Needless to say I was really excited when we pulled up!! It was gorgeus and a nice area to explore.

After the lighthouse we went to eat at the Moss Beach Distillery where DH had made reservations. This was extra fun because the Distillery was featured on one of our all-time favorite shows, Ghost Hunters! While it was not found to be haunted by Jason and Grant, it was an awesome place to enjoy dinner! Great food and we got a table right by the window. Since the building is situated on a cliff, this made for a GORGEUS view!! It was even quite creepy with all the fog rolling in, GORGEUS!

On Saturday we started with a drive through the city to the Golden Gate Bridge! The fog was pretty thick, but we went ahead thinking it was the best time for us to hit the bridge. Well, here’s the view:

What a view, right?! LOL!!! The rest of the day was spent walking around Fisherman’s Pier, which has a great National Park Site at Hyde Street Pier. DH loves ships and naval history and I love everything associated with the water, so this was a great way to spend the morning! In fact, I have to give the NPS a plug here!! The Pier was such a great site to visit it got me thinking and I pointed out to DH that there are so many great ‘sites’ in our country that so many people never see!! It is so inexpensive to visit also ($5 per adult?! A bargain!) that if you can get to a region, any family could have a great, affordable and educational vacation! I definitely plan to do more like this if/when we have kids!! Anyway, here we are on the deck of one of the ships:

We drove around the city a bit to see some of the sites before wrapping up our day in the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park. What a fabulous relaxing trip!! We had no plan whatsoever when we got there, which I think made it more fun to just explore and see where we ended up!

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