Monday, June 16, 2008

I left my heart in San Francisco ...



Terry and I had a wonderful 3 days in San Fancisco. What a city! So much to do and see .. we have a huge lists of "must do's" when we go back. We arrived on Thursday afternoon .. checked to our hotel and spent the evening investigating Fisherman's Wharf. We found this great restaurant/blue's club called Lou's. We spent a couple of hours there listening to some really good music.

Friday started with breakfast at Starbucks (of course I found one! lol .. actually I think they have more in SF that we do!) and then off to catch a cable car and head downtown. The cable cars are really fun to ride, but you need to be aware that the locals use them too .. and sometimes they aren't very nice if you don't get out of their way fast enough! Terry had a bit of a run in on Saturday with an older oriental gentleman, but hey, we're on vacation and don't have a care in the world .. just smiled and tried to say out of their way. We spent all day downtown, walking around and just enjoying the city. Terry's an architect and his main goal for the day was to see as much SF architecture as he could see and to take as many pictures as he could. I put all the photos in my webshots album .. he really took some great pictures. One of the highlights was going into the Palace Hotel. WOW it was incredible! Sooo much gold and crystal and flowers .. it was truly beautiful. We were going to have lunch there .. but there weren't any prices on the menu and we weren't feeling that rich! lol I connected with Edgar and we were going to meet after work. Well, we did meet up, but he was really not feeling well .. I won't go into gory details .. we just decided to try again for Saturday! lol We headed back to our hotel, took a bit of a nap and then went to dinner and more exploring. We ended the evening at Buena Vista Cafe. My neighbor had recommended this cafe for their Irish Coffees. Boy was he right. They are famous for them and for good reason. Terry and I ended up their both Friday and Saturday nights .. slept really well :) lol


On Saturday we took a one hour bay cruise .. the cruise takes you out to the Golden Gate bridge and around Alcatraz Island. It was really an informative and fun cruise. They took everyone's picture before getting on the boat .. we decided to buy it, it's really a good picture of the two of us .. and that doesn't happen all the time! lol You might notice a bit of "green" around my hair .. We couldn't figure out what was going on, but then realized that the screen we stood in front of was a green screen .. my hair highlights must have liked that color! lol

After the cruise we taxi'd to the Palace of Fine Arts .. such a beautiful building and there is a lake and park there too. They are in the middle of a huge renovation. I really want to see it when they are done with it. Later on Saturday we headed to meet up with Edgar .. finally! We found a nice mexican restaurant for dinner .. although Edgar still wasn't wanting to eat anything lol .. we had the best visit with Edgar! He's very much like he comes across on his blog, very easy to spend time with and has a great sense of humor! Terry really enjoyed talking to him .. and listening to us talk about stitching! lol .. Terry even piped up with a comment or two :) My only regret was we didn't get to meet Ricco *sad pouty face* .. I think the three of us were quite surprised that over 3 hours had past while we talked and ate. Thanks Edgar for spending time with us .. we will definately be back! Scary eh?!
We flew home on Sunday .. in time to have Father's Day dinner with the kids. Chris and Monica got back from their London/Paris trip on Thursday .. so we spent the evening hearing about all there adventures and looking at about 400 pictures! lol .. there's a select few in my webshots album .. but not all 400! lol They had a great 10 days there .. really enjoyed Paris. They were only there for one day and one night .. they would love more time there next time :)
A little stitching talk before I publish this post ... I received my 4th of July Fair and Square exchange from Melita. I just love the squares she stitched for me. I think they will look great as a flat fold or pinkeep :)


here's a pictures of the goodies she sent .. Love the star fabric! Thanks again Melita!

Well I think that's enough jabbering for one day .. if you made it this far .. hope you enjoyed a cup of coffee or tea while you were reading! And thank you for all your lovely comments and anniversary wishes, they mean the world to me :)

14 comments:

Barbeeque4 said...

It was a lot of fun to meet both of you!!! :) I am glad there were no issues with the flight back.

Barbara said...

What a great post, Michele! And I love the picture of you and Terry (green hair highlights and all!). Sounds like a truly wonderful trip!

Vonna said...

What a super-de-duper time it sounds and looks like you had ;)
I bet meeting Edgar was fun and a real treat ;)
HURRAY for vacations!

Katrina said...

I love San Francisco, we went last year for a few day, the bay cruise is so much fun.

Sally said...

It sounds like you had a fantastic time Michele! Lovely to see a picture of you and Terry:)

Thank you so much again for my Quaker Stitcher threadholder {{{{hugs}}}}

Kim B said...

It sounds like you had an amazing time! San Francisco is such a great city to visit!

PS - Thanks again for the thread holder!! I love it :)

Marie-P said...

What a great trip to SF. It has been a lifetime since I was there but I do remember that it is a wonderful vacation spot.
Melita's F&S blocks are quite nice.

Andrea said...

Sounds like you had a fab time.

Shelleen said...

wow, sounds like you had a blast.

Ruth said...

Welcome home. I'm glad you found that Starbucks... there are so few in America.... lol :)

Michelle said...

What a fun time! Love the picture of you and hubby ~

Michelle

stitcherw said...

Sounds like you had an awesome time. Glad you had so much fun and were able to meet Edgar too. It's so nice to be able to meet fellow bloggers.
Sue

Wendy said...

It sounds like a wonderful trip, Michele! I love the picture of you and hubby!

Stitching Mama said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun! I love the heart in the picture!

Angela