Thursday, November 12, 2009

A Day in San Francisco

Yesterday, *the boy* and I took a drive around the city. I had an appointment in the Financial District which was super quick and since *the boy* is walking but not a lot, I was saving his walking power for a little jaunt in the Mission.

I have been craving Peruvian like you wouldn't believe and so I already had it planned that we would grab lunch at Limon Rotisserie. I told *the boy* before he even came back into town and I've been looking forward to it for weeks! We had some yummy Ceviche Mixto, empanadas, lomo saltado with rice and sangria. I was a happy girl!

Afterwards, we drove over to another area of the Mission to grab ice cream at Bi-Rite Creamery. I picked Brown Sugar with Ginger Caramel Swirl. This ice cream shop has "different" flavors so I try to pick something other than the standard Cookies and Cream or Vanilla. The Brown Sugar ice cream was good...but I got bored about half way through. I really wanted the Almond Joy which was the coconut ice cream with fudge, toasted coconut flakes and almonds. Good thing it's a pain to park there or I'd ditch work and go get it now. Doesn't that sound sinful?! But then, I'm one of those that actually likes Almond Joys. Yummmm!

Me holding my cup of ice cream:

After that we walked 2 square blocks. *The boy* moves slow and there are times when I pull on his arm and go "omg, hurry up! We're in a hurry!". But yesterday, I wasn't in any real hurry and I was enjoying the warm afternoon. So here are a series of pictures I took during our 2 block walk. Are you ready?!

You know you're in California when there is sunshine and palm November.

And the sun is shining into your camera lens when you are trying to take a picture,
And you are definitely in San Francisco, when you find interesting and cute sidewalk graffiti and stenciling. "Sanctuary City for the Rich; Try French Kiss". I have no idea what the heck that means but for street graffiti, it's pretty cool looking.
Does anyone speak German? I think that's the language in the sign. I think it says beware of cat? But look...there's the cat! He's a cute cat though...I can't imagine him being an attack cat!
And..ummm...apparently someone has a fascination for owls?! You can click on any of the pictures to make them bigger.

So I saw a lot of pretty stuff and a lot of interesting stuff in two square blocks! After out little walk, we went for a visit to my parents. I don't know if this happens to anyone else but I called my parents the night before and said that I was going to come over for a visit on Wednesday. When I get there, neither of them are there! But I found a note from my dad saying, "Valerie, I went for a walk, I will be back in 20 minutes". It wasn't timestamped in any way but I sat and waited. My dad came about 15 minutes later and when I ask where Mom is, he says that she has her Wednesday routine and went to Kohls. WTF? I said I was coming over! They do this *all* the time. And they dare to say I don't visit! But I do...they just aren't there when I do! So we chatted with the Dad for an hour or so and made our way back home so I could stitch and stuff.

Thanks for the nice comments about my tassels. I wish I could show you what I made! I'm very proud of myself. LOL I don't even think my partner reads my blog but just in case, I will hold off to maintain the surprise. And the true achievement is that I finished my exchange over one week early!OMG, that never happens! I'll mail it off on Wednesday and should be plenty of time for my partner to receive it!

I hoped you enjoyed seeing my photos!

Until next time...


Margaret said...

Sounds like fun was had! Love all the pictures. San Francisco is such a great city. Miss the palm trees. :D

Daffycat said...

What a fun time and the weather looks perfect.

I love the photo of the cat. I think he will tell his owner about the crazy lady standing outside taking his picture!

OMG that is a LOT of owls. And they share them with EVERYBODY! ROFLOL

***smacks self on forehead*** Parents!!!

Branlaadee said...

Great pictures! I love SF in the fall.

Your parents are funny. My mom lives 2 miles from me...I never call before I go over. ;)

Missy Ann said...

Go me I knew what everything but the lomo saltado was.

I think traditionally on samplers an owl means no evil can happen. Maybe those owls are serving as the neighborhood watch.

Ann Marie said...

I think the sign translates to "Caution! Struggle Cat!"

Kampf = struggle, which makes no sense in the direct translation, but you can catch the drift.

Sadie said...

Almond Joy sounds divine! Love coconut and almonds. Yum yum!
The pics you took are great. I really like the owl window, I have a bit of a 'thing' for owls. When i grow up I want to be known as 'that crazy owl lady'. Gotta have a dream!

Laura said...

OMG, I am laughing out loud at this post because I asked my mom to pick my daughter up from school the other day and she says, "I can't, you know I go to Kohl's on Wednesdays."

Natasha said...

What a great day. I am still going to try and get up there to to the city and try that peruvian rest. I am now craving ceviche. THANKS! and Ice cream but not at the same time LOL

Dont you just love November in the bay area. Great weather :)

Take Care

Melissa (The Daily Mel) said...

Thanks for posting the link to Limon Rotisserie! I'm going to be up in SF next month staying in the Wharf area. I'll definitely have to check it out! *drool*

CindyMae said...

OMG, I LOVE Almond Joy!!!! Sounds like a really nice day except for the parent part! LOL Love all the pics!!