The Full Rundown…SF Style

I’m not sure it’s even possible to share with you how much fun we had in San Francisco.

 I could show you the over 500 pictures that I took in 3 days.
But I’ll spare you.
Instead I’ll give you the cliff notes version.

We stayed at the Stanford Court Renaissance, which was the PERFECT location on Nob Hill. The trolley car track intersected right outside our door, making it easy to travel wherever we needed.

I LOVED riding the trolley cars everywhere we went.

Of course we had to take a shot hanging off the side.

Doesn’t my husband look like a model??

We began the trip with a stop at the Farmer’s Market down by the San Francisco Port. 
The veggies were beautiful!

We bought some homemade scones from a local vendor & then ventured into Peet’s for some coffee & hot chocolate. The lady was not a fan of my snapping a picture of the menu (see hand :o)).

We sat on the pier to dine

and enjoyed some local music.

Then we headed down to Pier 39 to take in a few local San Francisco sights.
The sea lions were AWESOME.

This was our first sighting of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Carousel at the pier.

The famous Alcatraz.

And the birds, oh my goodness…they are EVERYWHERE! And so close, too close if you ask me.

When asking what we should do in San Francisco, we repeatedly were told to try the sourdough bread bowl of Clam Chowder. We’ll I’m not a big clam fan, so when we found this crab & shrimp chowder in a bread bowl we knew it was a must!
Next stop was Ghirardelli Square…for dessert!
If you haven’t had Ghirardelli’s peppermint bark, go out and buy some right now!
{Please excuse my dry hands,} but doesn’t it look DELISH!
Our first day was CRAZY busy, as we also stopped by Fisherman’s Wharf.
And found the hidden Jeremiah O’Brien, the only ship left among the fleet that stormed Normandy. 
With such a busy day we headed back to the hotel to rest, and then out to dinner at
Luella on Hyde Street.
Sunday morning began early…in the rain. 
The looming clouds created a perfect setting to visit Alcatraz.
We took the audio tour, which was so INFORMATIVE. 
It’s actually narrated by former guards & prisoners which is pretty cool. 

It would be so miserable to be stuck behind those bars. 
Fortunately for us, the clouds passed and left behind a gorgeous rainbow.
We rented bikes and spent the afternoon biking across the Golden Gate 
and down to the small town of Sausalito.

Monday, our last day, brought another packed schedule.
We rented a car and headed up to the Muir Woodsoh my goodnesss. 
My friend Rhonda was correct, if God had to pick one place to hang out, the Muir Woods would definitely be at the top of the list!

The Redwoods reached the sky.

And the Sequoyahs are so thick they would make a spacious house.

After enjoying God’s beautiful creation, we jumped back in the car and headed to wine country.
Again, breathtaking. We stopped at the Kunde Winery for a wine tasting and cave tour.

Rounding out our San Francisco adventure was a lovely surprise to this Jelly Belly LOVER!

We went on a tour for how these little lovelies were made. Unfortunately, no camera allowed. Boo.

And here is an unsuccessful attempt for a Jelly Belly photo.
This is why you should check your camera before leaving your current location :o) Oh well!

Before we headed to the airport to catch the red-eye we made one more late night stop…
What trip to San Francisco would be complete for a child of the 1990s without a drive by of this house??

Do you recognize it…{they painted the door}.
Maybe this will help.

Oh yeah, the Full House, house :o)

And there you have it in LESS THAN 50 pictures (49 to be exact!).

It was an amazing trip, and I had such a fabulous time with III.
I can’t wait for our next adventure!
If you are pondering your next vacation spot, consider San Francisco.
Who am I kidding, put it at the TOP of your list!

I’ll see you tomorrow for this week’s Photography Challenge: A Childhood Memory.

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5 thoughts on “The Full Rundown…SF Style”

  • What great pictures , wonderful, very enjoyable, thank you for sharing. So happy you got to visit that city, I grew up in San Jose, so I was in San Fran a lot!

  • Oh,what memories your gorgeous pix brought back! This was such a wonderful post that I can overlook the fact that your hubby was wearing that awful shirt (Roll, Tide!) Yes, I am also an Alabama born and raised woman who has been living in Texas for many years now but, you are right, Alabama will always be “home.” Seriously, I loved the pictures!

  • I LOVE SF! It's been almost 15 years since I've been, but your pics took me right back! The seals, Alcatraz, Ghiradelli, the trolleys…I need to go back! Thanks for sharing!

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