Wednesday, July 28, 2010

San Francisco - my 27 hour trip (photo heavy)

I didn't have much time in San Francisco with Tasha and Kori, but the time I did have sure was fun!

11am
Took the train to San Francisco and arrived at about 11am. Caltrain wasn't bad.
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Cabbed it to the Hotel Nikko, just about a block off of Union Square. Ideal location and a nice room, albeit a little small.



1120am
Picked up my compadres and off we went to the expo, but not before getting cupcakes from Cako, which was so great and next door to our hotel!
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12pm
Walked about a mile and half to the Ferry Building to finally try the acclaimed Hog Island Oyster Company - grilled cheese sandwiches, oysters, clam chowder, and champagne. I mean, come on. This was so fantastic.
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1pm
We took the shuttle to our Race Expo, because oh, I forgot, that's why we came to San Francisco - for the San Francisco Half Marathon.
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About 3pm:
After spending a few hours there, we headed back to the Union Square area for a little bit of shopping before dinner. San Francisco is really beautiful, the buildings are so gorgeous, and the weather was absolutely perfect for all that walking.
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How much did Forever 21 pay to get this address?! 21 Market Street, zomg.
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5pm:
We were tired and hungry. I had personally been up since about 530AM so I was pooped. We went to dinner at Johnny Foley's Irish House across the street from our hotel. YUM! The pasta had gorgonzola cheese and pesto, fish & chips, sheperds pie - CRY at how tasty it was.

Some ADVENTUROUS squid!
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630pm:
Back to the hotel for some girl talk and bed!

4am:
Up and at'em! Gotta get ready for the race!

520am:
At the start line (Bay Bridge in the background!)


11am:
Race deetz in a separate post. After we finished, we headed back to the hotel to shower up before cruising to Union Square for some FUN! But first, lunch at Johnny Foley's again. HEY - after 13.1 miles and a whole lot of chaos, we didn't want to go too far.
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1pm:
Union Square!
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Love these girls!
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Showing my yellow!
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Ok maybe I was delirious but when I saw this heart I wanted to cry.
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BARBIES!
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I <3 you Barbie.
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2pm:
Sigh. Back to hotel to take the Bart to the airport to come home. Such a great trip, fabulous company. I love these moments with my friends and am so grateful to have them.

And that, folks, is my 27 hour trip to San Francisco. I'm one efficient bitch.

17 comments:

Insomniac said...

Nice pics! That looks like a weekend I would love (minus the running 13 miles part).

Maan said...

Damn skippy you are efficient!

All that walking, the race and yummy food. Funsies!

T said...

fun! food! yay!

JCHokie said...

Looks like a lot of fun. The cupcake bakery looks awesome. I am loving the black cross body bag you carried. Where did you get it? I've been looking for something like that.

Ann Marie said...

That blue heart is my favorite one at Union Square.

I'm still on a mission to try that grilled cheese damn it!

HaveShoesWillTravel said...

The Ferry Building might be my favorite place in the world.

I want to go back to SF.

Tameka said...

Your trip looks like so much fun! I will eventually make it SF in my lifetime!

Feminist Gold Digger said...

You look really thin, bitch.

dapotato said...

i don't understand you and the mannequins.

yay for another half, though!

~JJJ~ said...

You look great D! Now I REALLY want to go to San Francisco soon.

wan said...

there are a lot of really nice photos in here, dude. who took 'em?

Winnie said...

How fun! Looks like you guys had a great time.

Leah said...

Seriously!?! I was at the hotel next door and I still didn't get to meet you. BOO!!! How long are we going to have this online romance before we make it official? LOL!

I am mad that you got a cupcake and I didn't. Globe_trekker and I were going to stop there before heading off to the airport on Sunday and somehow we didn't plan our time right and ended up sitting too long at Starbucks (which has an inside door that led to your hotel) that we had to rush like crazy to get to the shuttle. Urgh! Glad you enjoyed the trip though. Love all your pics! Looking forward to reading your race recap!

Serendipite said...

Please tell me you had the bloody mary at Johnny Foleys - please!! Maybe the best I have ever had

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