Happy Monday everyone–I hope you had a wonderful Father’s Day weekend!
Boy, do I have a lot to relate! Last Tuesday, Jeff and I left on a little post-grad trip to visit some of our favorite Northern CA places one last time before heading to the East Coast. The trip was actually designed around seeing Wicked–the musical about the wicked witch from the Wizard of Oz–that we thought we were seeing in San Francisco, but turns out it was actually in Sacramento! Despite the mix up, it all worked out fine in the end–we got to visit family and still go on our trip which I probably wouldn’t have planned if I had known from the start that the play wasn’t in SF.
This was the 3rd time Jeff and I had seen Wicked, but was by far the closest we’d ever sat to the stage which was fun.
The next morning, we got an early start to head to San Francisco. Our first stop is always the Ferry Building, a gorgeous enclosed marketplace of restaurants, high-end grocery stores, and little boutique shops. We love the outdoor patio seating at Mijita, a small Mexican restaurant that mixes local ingredients with classic Mexican flavors. I mean, isn’t the best part of visiting a city the food?
Next, we walked down to Pier 33 to catch the ferry to Alcatraz, a classic SF tourist destination. I’d been to The Rock before with my family, but Jeff never had despite having lived in California almost his entire life. And recently, he’s become a bit obsessed with the place after watching the FOX series by the same name, so this was a must see!
We had fun touring the island, but, man, was it a crazy windy day!
After Alcatraz, we walked about 3 miles back to AT&T Park to meet some friends and watch the Giants play the Astros. And did we ever pick the day to go see them play! If you follow baseball at all, you’ll know what I’m talking about. You know, just something about Matt Cain, the pitcher, throwing a PERFECT GAME. Yep, we were there! It was the most exciting sports atmosphere I’d ever been in and definitely something we’ll remember forever!
Since we were in the area, we decided to head a bit north to my other favorite California town–Petaluma. My parents used to own a cabin in the area, and my best friends and I took our first road trip there after high school graduation, so the place brings back many special memories to me. To Jeff, Petaluma means one thing: Lagunitas Brewery.
I managed to convince him to walk around downtown for, oh maybe 30 minutes, and grab lunch at the cute little Water Street Bistro before checking into our hotel and walking over to the brewery (yep–our hotel was specifically chosen for this very reason!).
And the rest of that day is history…
On our last morning, we drove out to my favorite bakery in the entire world, Wild Flour, to pick up some goodies for the road–more on this later, it really does deserve an entire post!
I also convinced Jeff to stop at the Heath Ceramics store in Sausalito to pick up a few second quality pieces I’d been drooling over and was dying to add to our collection before moving. I could live in that store!
And that’s that–quite a trip! We now have less than 2 weeks left in SLO–any last minute post requests?