Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sisters' Getaway to San Fran!

Finn was waiting for his getaway to Greenville with his silly grandparents while...

My sister and I enjoyed our own getaway to San Francisco!

We had a blast. This was the third time I've been and I love it more each time. With its rolling hills, beautiful architecture, eccentric people, cultural districts and pacific coast, it truly is a city unlike any other I've seen. 

This trip we stayed on the peninsula and visited several areas within it. Some of the highlights were:

Cable cars. I know this is a touristy thing to do, but it was probably my most favorite. We took one from the Fisherman's Wharf back to Union Square. I've done other routes, but this one was so pretty and enjoyable. Rachel and I got to hang off the side of it, which made it even more fun.

Buildings. I love their colorful and Victorian styles.

Steep hills. I didn't actually love the hills themselves when we had to walk them, especially because I live in an incredibly flat town, but it creates such a beautiful place. Some of the views we got from these hills were breathtaking.

Haight-Ashbury. This was the hippie capital in the late 60's. People like Janis Joplin and the Grateful Dead lived here and jumpstarted its subculture. It still maintains that bohemian atmosphere, and, let me tell you, I've never seen a place like this. I can't even count on my hands how many people came up to me saying "bud" or "weed." I'm not sure if they were asking or selling. I only took one picture here because I didn't want to stick out anymore than I'm sure I already was.

Westfield San Francisco Centre food court. Yes, I know a food court, but this one was awesome! We ate here a couple times because it was so good and affordable. The mall was great too, not so much affordable though.

Ferry Building. This was a really cool marketplace of local food. Again, only got one picture of it, and it was of a milk bar. My husband and neighbor, Jodi, would have loved it!

 The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. I went there a few years ago and have been looking forward to revisiting one day again. What a great reunion it was.

Anthropologie. Ok, so this isn't really a SF-specific place, but I love it! Too bad there isn't one close to Charleston. 

Last but not least...
Nob Hill Theatre. We were disappointed that we weren't there for Rookies Night. I'm sure it was a good show. JUST KIDDING!

Being away from Jeremy and Finn was difficult, but I had such a great time with my sister. I am very thankful to have a great relationship with her and have the opportunities to build memories like these.

When I went to pick up Finn, this is what I found him doing...

But soon enough, he was like this...

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