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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

san francisco (part 2)

This weekend, we travelled to San Francisco to visit friends and get a break from the Wisconsin winter.  We stayed for a night in the Mission District at the coolest Bed and Breakfast called the Inn San Francisco: a huge Victorian house that survived the 1906 earthquake and fire.  After our dinner outing, we came back to the Inn and drank port and played cribbage (we're that cool).  For breakfast we enjoyed a huge spread of fresh fruit, quiche, muffins, and pie.  Happy belly.  We also...

climbed this curvy staircase to the roof for an amazing view.

soaked up the sun in the Inn's backyard oasis.

ventured out into the city and saw palm trees.  PALM TREES!

survived a drive down Lombard street.

explored the city by foot and caught glimpses of the city's famous bridges.

reunited with old former Jesuit Volunteers friends. 

breathed in fresh air under baby redwoods here.

enjoyed tea and gelatto in one of San Francisco's most famous districts...

the Haight Ashbury!  (pronounced hate ashbury)

experienced Full House nostalgia with another former Jesuit Volunteer friend.

stumbled across an urban farm complete with a seed library. 

walked through the Palace of Fine Arts.

and enjoyed lots of walks, food, and catch up time with another old friend.  

This was probably one of the best weekends of. my. life.  These four days felt like everything just came together so nicely, and the rejuvination that several days in the warm sunshine brings after a Wisonsin winter cannot be over exagerated.  Let's hear it for Vitamin D, fresh air, exercise, and fresh food!  Not pictured here: connecting with family over sushi and being mesmorized by the new Bay Bridge lights.  Life.is.so.good.

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