Monday, March 10, 2008

San Francisco – Part 1

Question: What do you do when you can’t take another day of Idaho’s winter weather?
Answer: Pack your bags, hop on the airplane and go where it is warmer…San Francisco!

And that is exactly what we did! Spence actually went down for a Perl Training (for those of you not familiar with geeky computer stuff….that’s a scripting language that he uses to write code at his work). And Brynlee, my little sis' Katie, and I tagged along for a little get-a-way. Here is a glimpse at what we got to do:
The view outside our hotel window! Beautiful, wish you were here.

The first day Katie, Brynlee and I spent a good portion of the day trying to figure out public transit. We had a rental car, but Spence would take it to his training in the morning so we got really good at the Bart and the Muni bus system. After a few wrong buses and a short visit to the "projects" we finally found our way to the San Francisco Zoo. Notice the peacock in the last picture just roaming freely mocking the other animals in their cages.

The next day we spent the morning walking around the beautiful walking trail outside our hotel. We thought that the trail made a full circle and were determined to walk the entire thing, however about 1 1/2 hours into it we came to a sign along the trail that informed us that the walking path extended 400 miles. Needless to say, we turned around and called it close enough. We went to the Aquarium of the Bay that night and ate at the Hard Rock Cafe.

Brynlee found her shadow and kept saying..."It's me, it's me"

See that gross snake like fishy thing that Kate is pointing at? That is the same thing that Brynlee is kissing in the next picture. GROSS!!

Spencer holding the fish at Aquarium of the Bay!
Touching the shark! Actually, I was a big wienie and to scared so I am pretending to touch the shark for the picture. But Spence, who is much braver, touched the shark, the starfish, the sea urchin and a sting ray.

Kate and me at Hard Rock Cafe.

Spence and me outside Hard Rock Cafe! This was one of our favorite places to eat on the trip just because they had the music turned up so loud that we didn't have to worry as much about Brynlee's disruptive behavior. She was way good on the airplane and for the rest of the trip, but something about restaurants made her act out. I think it's cause you just have to sit for a hour or's hard to keep Spence busy for that long, let alone our two year old.

Part two of our trip still to come!

1 comment:

sarah louise said...

Fun trip! I am jealous! I love the part about Brynlee finding her shadow. How cute is that!

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