Sunday, July 7, 2013

scenes from a day in san francisco.....


A few weeks ago, I took yet another quick trip up to beautiful San Francisco


My friend Sally and I - along with Stephanie, Tyler and Brooke


wandered thru the Ferry Building, exploring all the wonderful shops






And sampled some very tasty macaroons


Outside near the Ferry Building, we had fun checking out


some interesting sculptures


And climbing up and all around this unique water fountain


We even took a drive down the very crooked, curvy Lombard Street 


I hadn't done that in years!


Lots of gorgeous flowers on and near the houses on the street


A blurry view of the city - taken out the side window of our car




I love seeing the Cable Cars - they always make me smile! 


Finally my long awaited trip to a fave SF spot, The Buena Vista Cafe - home

of the very tasty and strong Irish Coffee - they will surely warm your insides!

It was pretty busy there and the trick to getting a seat was like a game of musical chairs.

You have to position yourself right next to a table that you think might leave soon and

just slide right in when they get up... the family sitting at the table

we were hovering over asked us to sit down with them and we had a nice chat

with them while we ordered our coffee's.  They were fun to talk to and I found out

they live in the same town as my sister.....small small world!  The man had just

returned from Ireland and he was telling us about some fun drinks he had there!



It's been so much fun for me spending time up in San Francisco again. I lived

very near there many years ago, but truly I appreciate it's beauty much more now!






We ate at some pretty cool places and Gracias Madre was a vegan restaurant

Stephanie and Tyler had wanted to try.  It was delicious and a very homey

and comfortable atmosphere to spend a few hours with friends and family!


All in all, a wonderful day in the always fabulous San Francisco!

Next weekend, I am heading up north again to visit family and especially to meet

my new great nephew Mateo - I can't wait to hold him!!

Cheers to a fabulous week ahead for us all!

xxoo

6 comments:

Carole Poirot said...

That looks so fabulous, I've always wanted to visit SF, maybe one day. Glad you had such a lovely time xo

Carole Poirot said...

That looks so fabulous. I've always wanted to visit SF, maybe one day... Glad you had such a lovely time xo

Lori said...

What an amazing city Cathi ~ it is on my bucket list for sure! Looks like you had an amazing weekend. xo

Cherry Blossoms said...

I'm so jealous! I love, love San Francisco! I was there in high school and I returned there for my babymoon. Nothing like climbing those hills being 21 weeks pregnant! My favorite place to eat there is Nob Hill Cafe.

Leslie Harris said...

Cathi I had to smile when I saw these photos, I was just in San Francisco a few days ago and you captured the mood perfectly. It's such a beautiful city and I only wish we could run into each other someday.

Gigi Thibodeau said...

I love this post, Cathi! SF is at the very top of my list of US cities to visit, and your photos make me even more anxious to go there! Looks like you had a fabulous time, my friend! xo

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