Saturday- June 24th, 2006 I was in SAN FRANCISCO!
And here is some of what I did
Tetee and I got day passes for the trolley/muni/metro (only 11 bucks and it’s $5 for a one way trolly ride) This photo of the trolley makes me laugh because it has Rice a Roni on it
Tetee on the trolley hanging on for his dear little life
We took to trolly to Lombard Street. There’s actually a house for sale up there. I pondered it for a moment but realized I am way to (hmm what’s the word?? oh yea) POOR for that.
After Lombard Street it was definitely time for some breakfast. We stubbled upon this little cafe.
And BOY was I happy about it. They had a “vegan” section to their menu!
I had a sesame bagel toasted with hummus, portabello mushroom, cucumber, fresh basil AND balsamic vinegar. I could barely finish it I was so stuffed.
The plan for the day was to bike ride to and across the Golden Gate Bridge. Good thing too- because that breakfast was just sitting in my stomach, waiting to be burned off. Renting bikes wasn’t too expensive ($23 dollars for the whole day including some special insurance incase we broke the bikes). Tetee got a bunch of great shots of us on the bikes. I haven’t gotten them just yet though.
Going across the bridge was FREEZING and very windy (oh and foggy, of course). Here’s me, cold and spazzing out at the passing cars.
I swear as soon as you got to the other side of the bridge it got about 30 degrees warmer. Sausalito was be-a-u-tiful. See below for photographic proof.
We got some ice cream here while waiting for the ferry. I saw a Roles Royce while we were waiting (you know they’re super rich there!)
There were scenic views of SF on the ferry ride back. As well as some gross Coke (according to Tetee, I’m not big on soda : P)
We returned the bikes and decided that we had earned a reward (a 9 mile bike trip deserves some great food!) I asked Tetee if we could go to the Castro district because 1) It was pride weekend and I figured it would be fun and 2) I knew they had a sushi bar that had a bunch of veggie options (I researched online before leaving).
The streets weren’t too busy yet but the crowd at Castro was definitely starting to form.
The sushi place was PACKED. We had to wait for a table it was so busy (and it was 4 o’clock in the afternoon)
It was worth it! Cheap tastey eats. : ) I got this veggie tempura roll
and a Shitake Maki! (they accidentally gave me a unagi roll at first but were quick to say sorry and fix the mix up)
We went back to the hotel and rested a bit/changed clothes. Then it was time for MILLENNIUM
but I’ve already told you all about that …
Now I’ve left out some bits of what went on while I was there but you get the idea that it was a fun weekend for me and my friend. Wish I could do that more often!