On Saturday morning I ran out and picked up some breakfast to eat before we left to San Francisco. We stayed in an Air B&B which turned out great! It has everything we needed, clean, great location and the price was affordable.
As we drove toward San Fran we stopped at Marin Headlands to take a touristy shot of us in front of the Golden Gate Bridge. Pictures do not do this sight justice. It is truly gorgeous. There was fog in the air, boundless ocean and the air was crisp.
We drove another 15 minutes and arrived at our destination. I got to spend the day with my dear friend Nora!!! We hugged like one of us was coming back from war and I’m pretty sure I broke one of her toes when we trampled on one another in excitement. Her husband was feeling under the weather as well 🙁 He powered through and was able to spend the day with us which was lovely.
They were the best tour guides- we went all over San Francisco and saw the Painted Ladies, the house where Mrs. Doubtfire was filmed, Fishermann’s Wharf, Ghirardelli, several parks, the bay, etc..
We nearly ran over a pedestrian which turned out to be a friend from home visiting her boyfriend. The world really is small after all!
For lunch I requested that we go to House of Nanking. It was just as unfriendly and delicious as I remembered. I ordered the goji berry tea, a hot and sour soup and we shared the house noodles and sesame chicken. Heavenly. I love it so much there that I bought a shirt to remember the flowering bomb tea and ruthlessly mean waiters.
At the end of the day Nora said that we had to stop by Susie Cakes for a decadent treat. We got the carrot cake and some mini cupcakes. Holy moly. The carrot cake was light and airy, sweet but not overpowering and the icing was out of this world. If you are in San Fran and hankering for something sweet, Susie Cakes is a must!
The weekend was bittersweet. Bitter in that Adam could not truly enjoy his first wine country experience. Sweet in that we were together and despite some roadblocks we loved our time sightseeing and seeing old friends in California.
On the plane Adam caught a candid moment.
I hope you get to visit wine country and San Francisco. It is a beautiful state filled with endless things to see, do, eat and drink!