At the end of August we decided to escape the heat and take advantage of Jet Blue's AWESOME $59 fare to San Fran. We took a risk on a priceline hotel and were very pleasantly surprised by what we got. Not only was there a killer jungle in the courtyard, but I think we may have had more fun there than in the city! (Maybe not...)
Let me explain... Jon and I like to get into trouble like we're little kids. We must bring it out in each other! One morning we saw a woman being rude to a maid, so we decided to show her that it is not okay to be mean. We make about 10 paper airplanes and threw them down at her and her breakfast from our sixth story balcony. It was crazy! Jon even got her with a cardstock one... luckily someone from the 10th floor (we're guessing a kid) made one too so he threw everyone off our trail.
Then the next day Jon got his green laser out (which I will explain in a later entry) and lasered the floor around kids. They chased it, squished it, tried to catch it, and even attacked family members if the green dot appeared on their anatomy. :)
So the hotel was kickin, but let's be honest, San Francisco is one of the coolest places in the world. I can't even begin to tell you how much fun we had. The first day in, I made Jon drive around my shady first area in my mission, SSF. It made me giddy to be back there with my great partner in crime. But it was late so we found our way to the hotel (about 15 min outside the city) and crashed.
Saturday was devoted to sappy reminiscing and visiting all my old cities. I grew up in Hollister and my best friend Amelia lives in Santa Cruz, so we drove to SC and picked her and her sister and brother in law up. We partied like teenagers at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk and ate all kinds of fried food. YUM! Then I made Jon drive to Hollister and San Juan to visit my old homes, schools, restaurants, etc. So fun!
The rest of the trip we saw a few mission folks, then saw ALL the sights. We did Haight-Ashbury, North Beach, Coit Tower, Fisherman's Wharf, SHOPPED downtown, walked across the bridge, ate sushi in chinatown (sketchy idea), played at the Palace of Fine Arts, drove down Lombard Street, did I mention shopping??
Our friends Caity and Bob came on our last day there, so we had some adventures with them, too! We even found a bonfire on the beach. It was awesome. I love San Francisco. The best part was sharing my absolute favorite place with the man I love. It was amazing.
I can't decide which pictures to post, so we'll see what happens. Stay tuned for more!
Things I learned in SF: 1. Jon thought vacations were to relax. Obviously my family doesn't. We'll go somewhere relaxing next time! 2. It's dang cold in SF - even in July. 3. We can never get away from Draper people. Ew. 4. Drag queens put on a mean parade! (I think he was cold.) 5. My love for SF only grows each time I visit. 6. Jon is a good sport. :)