On the last weekend in July I met up with some girlfriends and we went to San Francisco! It was nice to get away from the chaos that is my life with two little ones for some fun and relaxation (although I did miss them like CRAZY).
7 of the 8 girls met up for our flight from the Mesa airport... we were prompt, our flight... not so much :( We were delayed a good 3 hours. Not cool.. but we all chit-chatted and made the best of our time together!
We flew into Oakland so it took an additional 40 minutes to get to our hotel. By 2 am we were snacky.. luckily the Walgreen's across the street was open.. Score!
The next morning we got up, grabbed some Starbucks for breakfast and made our way to the bike rental store. We rode from Fisherman's Wharf across the Golden Gate bridge and into Sausalito!
The bike ride gang adventure
Stop off at the Palace of the Fine Arts!
and of course we stopped to see the bridge!
Jamie and I.. we may have died a little :/
Once in Sausalito it was time to find some lunch!! Every where was really busy.. We found a restaurant with openings but the staff was slow and rude so we popped into a market that made delicious deli sandwiches and decided to go find a place to sit for a picnic. It was perfect! Then it was time to get on the ferry and head back to the city. On the way back, we got to see Alcatraz.
Then it was time to get showered up for dinner and fun!
Our cruise staircase photo, lol!
There was also some shenanigans in a phone booth!
This lucky groom-to-be asked to take a photo with us.
On Sunday we all slept in and then got ready to head out for lunch.. yummy bread bowls
Then we hung out in Union Square. We saw these four cool painted hearts and decided to take a group photo with each.
After hanging out for a while it was time to get back to the hotel to change into our awesome shirts! and have some drinks!
Then it was time to make it to Club Fugazi for a show called Beach Blanket Babylon
After the show we went to dinner at the Stinking Rose in the Little Italy district.. SOO good!!
Then it was time for some (more) drinks! We closed down a restaurant / pub called Elephant & Castle.
The last day of the trip I got up before the other girls and went out for some alone time. I just went to Starbucks across from the hotel. It was nice.
Then we made our way to the trolley car station to get on for a ride to Fisherman's Wharf.
Then over to Ghiradelli Square!
Then we hoofed it over to check out Lombard street!
From Lombard street we hurried back to the hotel to grab our luggage and the super shuttle back to the airport!
It was a great trip and I can't wait for next year... but boy oh boy does it make you miss what you left behind..
Labels: 2012, Mommy Things, Vacation