Hey there friends!! I’m back from vacation in San Francisco & thought that since it’s MIMM (Marvelous in My Monday) today – how about I share some of the marvelous pictures & highlights of our SF trip?! We had an AMAZING time!! Definitely one of the best trips we’ve ever had!
Big thanks to Katie @ Healthy Diva Life for hosting this marvelous & positive link-up party!
Brian & I flew out last Monday afternoon from Chicago (after two hours of sitting on the tarmac on our plane – 6 hours on that plane!) & arrived in SF a bit later than planned. We really only had time to check-in to our hotel & find a very late dinner. That wasn’t the most marvelous thing, but at least we were there!
Brian & I had planned to take a bus to Petaluma to see a tech show he’s a big fan of being recorded (Leo Laporte), but for some reason the bus we needed blew right past us by the bus stop! Only other way to make it in time was a crazy expensive taxi, or try renting a car… car rental it was!! BEST mistake EVER!!!
Since we had the car… we were able to explore! We drove down highway 1 along the water & got to see amazing views - tons of gorgeous hills & cattle.
We also took a drive over to Muir Woods since we were curious about it & had wanted to see the giant redwood trees… It wasn’t quite what we expected though, & was a bit of a disappointment & huge, crowded tourist trap. We walked one of the shorter trails & it was still kind of neat! At least we can say we’ve been there now.
After driving some crazy, winding back roads most of the afternoon, we were beat! We did drive up one last mountain before heading back into the city though… we took some pics on the mountain near the Golden Gate Bridge. Great view!!
Brian was an ace at driving around the city… totally not phased at all & handled it like a pro. Me, on the other hand – I would have been freaking out! He even wanted to drive around in the car & sight-see a bit more before we brought it back…
Walked a lot around the city… & ate (more on the eats on Wednesday).
We visited The Ferry Building & scoped out the farmer’s market they had there. Unfortunately, I was too full from breakfast to be able to really eat at any of the restaurants I’d hoped to check out.
After, we caught a bus over to the Golden Gate Bridge to check out Crissy Field (wasn’t that exciting) & then to hike the Batteries to Bluffs trail – that was GREAT!!!
We got some amazing views of the bridge & got to go down to the beach & sit down on the rocks for a while. So neat! If you’re curious as to how much we hiked/walked throughout our trip & the various days – check out YESTERDAY’s post.
Our last full day in SF… we had a quick breakfast & then walked to AT&T Park for our tour! Brian was SO excited about this & really enjoyed it. I thought it was pretty neat too! Plus, the boxer, Manny Pacquiao & his opponent were there doing a press conference! He was going to be throwing the first pitch at that night’s game (which we also had tickets for). We even got to see him & his entourage come out in front of us through some doors during our tour – kinda cool!
And then… we walked back to the hotel for a bit, went out for dinner, & then walked back again to see the Brewers vs. Giants game (Brewers are our home team)!
Unfortunately, the Giants creamed the Brewers & it was a bit embarrassing… good thing we like the Giants too (we got some Giants gear while we were there earlier)! We had a great time getting to be there by the water, see some great baseball teams, & chatting with some nice people here & there. We got many questions about our Brewers shirts & where we’re from – surprising how many people are from Milwaukee or know someone who is!
What a MARVELOUS trip this one was!!! We think it’s our favorite trip to SF – or anywhere so far!! My favorite part/day was Tuesday when we missed that bus & ended up getting a rental car. Exploring out of the city & driving around ourselves was AWESOME!! Best mistake EVER. Best. Trip. EVER.