excuse my absence yesterday. i was gallivanting around san francisco. and now, i will tell you all about it.
because i am full. so full.
and the only parts of my body i can actually move right now are my fingers. to type.
marshall & i flew into california super early yesterday.
we caught BART from the airport and headed into san francisco.
we met up with my mom, sister & her family, danica and her husband, jay.
we had big plans to check out alcatraz! i have been to san francisco several times but never went out to alcatraz. because this trip is probably one of my last to san fran (my sister is moving in a few weeks), we decided we better see what the island was all about.
things started with one of danica’s awesome healthy cranberry orange scones!
i was super stoked on the situation because i had skipped breakfast in lieu of a plane ride. danica brought a huge batch to share with everyone. how sweet is she?! and for the record, her scones taste phenomenal. try the recipe right now.
we hopped in line and boarded a big boat that took us over to the island.
it was pretty flipping cold, and that means a lot coming from me because i am used to utah temperatures. luckily, momma b came to the rescue with purple houndstooth gloves!
on the boat.
i had tea.
we disembarked and it was time to see what alcatraz was all about.
after a short video about the history of the island, we grabbed some sweet headphones and started the guided tour.
um, NO THANKS.
so glad it was a gorgeous day yesterday! not a cloud in the sky.
how would you like to blog on one of these old school typewriters?
check out the breakfast menu from 1963:
after touring the old prison, we hopped back on the boat and went back to the city.
we made a stop at the bicsoff store.. um, i had never tried these amazing cookies until yesterday. i am HOOKED!
danica is the nicest person in the world and bought me a jar of the biscoff spread. wow, after a fingerful of this stuff, i realize i should have bought like 10 jars.
marshall, danica, jay and i decided to walk to a restaurant that my boss told me i simply HAD to try.
we walked through china town en route to the restaurant. it was pretty wild. and claustrophobic. way too many people.
after a little over 30 minutes of walking, we reached our destination.
sears fine foods.. apparently it is world famous and has been around since the 1930’s!
i started with a delicious caesar salad.
danica and i split two entrees.
butternut squash ravioli~
butter, sage, shallots, parmesan, a pinch of nutmeg
grilled chicken breast on focaccia~
flame roasted peppers, basil pesto, tomato, market greens, melted provolone
both entrees were SO. DANG. GOOD. i am sure the fact that i hadn’t had a proper meal all day added to that—but seriously, this was some dang fine food.
because we were a bit bummed that we’d missed their breakfast service, we decided to split some swedish silver dollar pancakes for dessert
perfectly sweet ending to a perfectly delicious meal with three of the most awesome people i know.
marshall had one thing on his mind: the puma store. the boy is obsessed. it was a short distance from sears fine foods to the puma store, so we walked.
RIGHT before getting to the puma store, we were blindsided by a greenpeace activist who talked to us for a good 5 minutes, i swear.
then, at long last, marshall finally got his puma fix.
after the puma store, we all agreed that we were pretty well spent. we decided to snag a cab to get a ride back to the pier where it all started.
danica and jay gave us some presents (i am telling you, they are the nicest people on the planet) which i will show you guys later. and they were kind enough to give us a lift to the BART station. we said our goodbyes, which is always sad, but i was SO glad they were able to meet us for a fun day in san fran. i just love them.
marshall & i hopped on BART and made our way to my sister’s house.
which is where i am now.
i ate a lot of food before typing this.
i am totally full.
but i am thinking about pie.
there is always room for pie.
so i am going to eat some.
which i will show you tomorrow.
because this is long, and i have family to hang out with.
no Qs. just a sappy note.
happy thanksgiving, everyone! i hope you all had a great day. i am truly thankful for each and every one of you and the friendships i have developed through blogging. you guys are the very best. serious.
xo. janetha g.