fresh fruit smoothie (delivered) + coffee + 2 (yes, I did say two) of the best homemade ginger scones a girl could ever have
better than a B&B around here, I tell ya...
by 8:30 we were San Francisco bound... taking the Bart under the ocean (freaky, yes!) into SF
enjoying an uncharacteristically sunny summer's day, sans the fog :)
catching our cable car @ the Powell & Hyde Station
& listening to this guy jam out...
Ghirardelli Square. Go there! You can smell the chocolate from the patio
JJ (aka "the hungry bear") made a beeline for a decadent scoop of his beloved Rocky Road
& there we sat, at a nearby bistro table, looking out at the ocean :)
we strolled along Fisherman's Wharf
it might be a touristy waterfront stretch, but I was preoccupied with watching sailboats thread on by...
many thanks to Chuck & Barbie--I felt like I was given a five-star culinary tour of the coast...
They know their dining establishments... or perhaps they know their beach towns?
either way, follow them
Lunch @ Alioto's, one of SF oldest, fine-dining, seafood restaurants
The fish was delicious!
& the view! This picture was shot from my seat, through a window
Like I said, the view!
just lurved the classical atmosphere on the boardwalk of Pier 39
the honking of the sea lions, the music of the carousel, the sweet scent of a farmer's market
in the distance, the foreboding isle of Alcatraz
walking along the bridge, as sea birds fly above & white waves lap gently below
Irish coffee's @ the Buena Vista Cafe
snagging an excellent table with a wonderful view of the Bay
where Barbie's grandmother used to stop in after taking in a show
I was certainly swept away by San Francisco Bay...
stereotypical, I know... but a must a must have shot--the hills & that Victorian architecture... ♥
JJ & new friends...
back @ the house
our "pregame" carb-loading, pasta dinner was absolutely DELISH!
tomorrow we ride!!!