Thursday, August 25, 2011

san francisco

I promise not to ramble on too much about how great our trip was. Just a few highlights, some of which need no identification:

Ocean Beach was freezing

Dancing at SFMOMA

Carousel at Yerba Buena

Sculpture garden at SFMOMA

Point Lobos, which is spectacular

We skipped stones at the gravel beach; then watched tiny fish and crabs in the tide pools

Charlie found some speckled rocks

Muir Woods

A view from our houseboat

Cute back garden at a hippie store in the Sunset

They had cactuses in neat rows too

Weathered pig sign on a door
Koret playground in Golden Gate Park

Also worth mentioning: Monterey Aquarium, where we spent four hours and could have stayed longer. Alcatraz. All kinds of great food at the Ferry Building. All kinds of food all week, in fact: Dinner at Chez Panisse Cafe, where Charlie and Tessa behaved perfectly (and Charlie polished off his lamb entree like a pro). Tartine Bakery in the Mission, which lives up to its reputation with crazy-good croissants and something it calls morning buns, which are like the most delicious orangey cinnamon rolls ever. Vietnamese food at Cordon Bleu on Polk Street, where the sweet lady behind the counter chatted up my kids and actually seemed to care that we used to come here 15 years ago. Ramen Club in Burlingame, where the waitress talked to Tessa about the Smurfs movie.

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