Thursday, October 13, 2011

September in San Francisco - Part 1

Back in September I spent a long weekend in San Francisco with my friends R. and S.B.  We visited my friend L.Rae, but she was busy with work and studying for the GMAT, so we were on our own for most of the time.  It felt like a real, touristy, vacation ... and it was awesome!  Especially since we got lots of advice from a local :)

We flew in on Thursday night and headed to the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park.  They do an event every Thursday called NightLife - each week features a live band or DJ and a theme.  I can't remember what the theme was when we were there, but they were celebrating Claude (the albino alligator's) golden birthday ... he turned 15 on the 15th!  We wandered through the exhibits and had some delicious cocktails before heading to a sushi dinner.

S.B. and me at the California Academy of Sciences!

Friday, L.Rae had to work so I met up with R. and S.B. and we took the cable car to brunch.  Except we got on the wrong cable car line and took it too far so we decided to forego brunch for sight-seeing around Fisherman's Wharf and lunch at In-n-Out :)  In-n-Out was worth the change of plans!  We wandered around and then took the ferry over to Tiburon.  As promised, the weather in Tiburon was gorgeous in spite of the slightly dreary weather in San Francisco.  We wandered around Tiburon, did some shopping and headed to Sam's Anchor Cafe - a must do if you're in Tiburon!  We indulged in a little pre-happy hour happy hour before heading back to San Francisco and meeting up with L.Rae and friends at Palomino for happy hour.

Cable car photos courtesy of R.

We had a lovely little photo shoot :)

Love this one!

Fisherman's Wharf

Accomplished our goal ... we saw sea lions!

Golden Gate Bridge from the ferry ... notice how gloomy and foggy it was

and how nice it was in Tiburon!

Can you see the San Francisco skyline behind the boats?

2 Beach Road
I am in love with their address!

S.B. and R.

R., S.B. and me :)

I'd like to retire here :)

Sam's Anchor Cafe


Me and R.

San Francisco from Tiburon ... if you enlarge the photo, you can see two little jets flying over the city!

We saw a pelican!

Golden Gate Bridge

Me and my mini coffee

Golden Gate Bridge

The Bay Bridge

After happy hour we went out to Blondie's in the Mission which was a lot of fun.  Sadly, there is no photographic evidence of this part of our evening :) 

Come back tomorrow to read about our afternoon in wine country!


  1. You have some really great pictures here. I love that streetcar shot and the one of your shadows. It looks like the trip was a blast!

  2. Isn't Tiburon amazing? I love Tiburon, Sausalito, and that whole area. It's so beautiful!

    Looks like this chunk of your trip was so much fun. Like E said, GREAT photos!