Monday, February 04, 2008

I left my heart in San Francisco

"The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco." ~ Mark Twain

Well, it isn't technically summer but it was cold and it was wet! Josh and I ventured out to the Fisherman's Wharf on Saturday morning. There was an overcast but in putting all of our faith in we thought for sure that it would clear up by noon! Boy were we and wrong! After breakfast, we ended up having to buy umbrella's and Josh had to buy a warmer jacket because the rain starting pouring, the wind picked up and the temperature starting dropping!

But that didn't stop us from taking in all the sights that San Francisco had to offer. Even though we did have to take short breaks back in our car to warm up and dry out every few hours! We visited the shops at the Fisherman's Wharf, saw the sea lions at pier 39 and then took the ferry out to the island for a tour of Alcatrez. Josh and I walked into Al Capone's jail cell #181! That was crazy! We saw the Golden Gate bridge on our ferry ride but decided against trying to walk across it with the weather. We had also hoped to attend the Chinese New Year parade in Chinatown but it was just too cold and rainy! So, we ended up having dinner down on pier 39 overlooking the sea lions where we had some really good clam chowder and seafood dishes and then we did a little more shopping before heading back to our hotel.

It was a lot of fun and we can't wait to go back again when the weather is better! Still it was a nice little getaway and Josh and I enjoyed spending some quality time together!

Enjoy the pics!

View of Alcatrez from the bay
The Sea Lions at Pier 39
Josh and Monda
Josh arriving at Alcatrez
View of one of the cells


Courtney said...

looks like a lot of fun!! I have never been, but would love to go sometime.

Amy said...

I'm so glad you guys got a getaway, jealous... but happy for you!! Sorry the weather didn't cooperate!

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