Tuesday, May 29, 2007

San Francisco!

The Indy 500 was held here over the weekend (Memorial Day), but Ted and I decided to forego the "greatest spectacle in racing" and head to Northern California instead! Although I discovered that watching cars drive around in circles is suprisingly more fun (and loud) that I would have thought, I think we made a good choice this year:)

San Francisco was amazing, although I never saw Danny Tanner OR Uncle Jesse.... It was a little tricky to walk up the steep streets--especially after a glass or two of wine--but the views of the Bay were a nice reward for our effort:) We spent a lot of time down at Fisherman's Wharf, a touristy but really fun spot on the water that had restaurants, shopping, and the famous piers where tons of seals lay out in the sun every morning. We "moseyed" around Haight-Ashbury, the area of town straight out of the 60's, drank our organic lattes and talked briefly about overthrowing the government. We also took a ferry to Alcatraz, on a really foggy day that made it all the more ominous, and got to climb inside some of the cells and walk around the island. At the advice of one of my girlfriends, we drove over to Sausalito one morning for breakfast and took a walk past insanely gorgeous homes...after some quick calculations, we don't think we can afford one this year...maybe next year ;) Sausalito is just over the Golden Gate Bridge, so of course we stopped off for the quintessential San Francisco picture, seen below.

But our favorite part was the trip to Napa Valley to Pine Ridge Winery! The drive was an hour, the area near the winery called the Stag's Leap District was breathtaking to say the least. I'll post some pictures, but I'm not sure they'll do any justice. Ted and I aren't huge wine connoisseurs, but we learned a ton about the entire process on our tour that made us appreciate it more than ever, and sat down to a wine and cheese pairing in their elaborate cellar for one of the more authentic and exciting experiences we've had...we absolutely loved it and kept thinking of all the people we know who would have loved it too!

We had a great time, and it was great to be away for a bit. We came home late last night, and discovered our neighbor down our street had pitched a tent in the front yard, with a big sign next to it that read: UNCLE BOOB'S PRIVATE SUITE. I'm not sure what that means, but I think it means we're home.


Brooke said...

This sounds like a fantastic trip! I would love to get a glass of wine some night after work and you two can enlighten me on all that you have learned.

SLO said...

Glad you had a great time!! Love the pictures too. I cant wait to talk and catch up a little more about your trip when you get a chance:)