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  • First Beach Trip San Francisco First Beach Trip San Francisco

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      We took our one year old for his first beach trip. We headed to Sausalito first for lunch and shopping then head to the beach. It was you typical Northern California beach weather which is pretty cold so if you head out there bring a sweater. 

       

       

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  • Shrimp Rolls -Academy Cafe Shrimp Rolls -Academy Cafe

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      Lunch at California Science Academy - Golden Gate Park - San Frnacisco, CA - Sept. 2013

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  • AT&T Park - San Francisco AT&T Park - San Francisco

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  • Cruise - arriving SF - Golden Cruise - arriving SF - Golden Gate Bridge

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      Sailing into San Francisco Bay on Princess Cruises - Island Princess - Sept, 2013.

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  • Laura's Plantation Laura's Plantation

    • From: gmaso
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      River Road outside New Orleans is filled with plantationhomes on both sides of the Mississippi; some available for tours and some not.

      Laura's Plantation house is somewhat different from what we think of as antebellum plantation mansions. Most plantations house are mansions lived in by the owners year round. Laura's, however, is a Creole plantation house and used during only part of the year and principally as a working home. The owners owned several houses in New Orleans proper where they lived during the winter. Some of these French Quarter homes are avaiable for tour.

      The tour of Laura's is one of the more interesting along the River Rd. It is also painted more colorfully like the nearby San Francisco Plantation (also a Creole style but occupied year round). It is just down the road from Oak Alley and St. Joseph Plantations.

      These are a couple of the remaining slaves' quarters which were occupied by sharecroppers until the late 20th century. It was in these buildings that the stories of Br'er Rabbit were told to their "author".

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  • Laura's Plantation Laura's Plantation

    • From: gmaso
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      River Road outside New Orleans is filled with plantationhomes on both sides of the Mississippi; some available for tours and some not.

      Laura's Plantation house is somewhat different from what we think of as antebellum plantation mansions. Most plantations house are mansions lived in by the owners year round. Laura's, however, is a Creole plantation house and used during only part of the year and principally as a working home. The owners owned several houses in New Orleans proper where they lived during the winter. Some of these French Quarter homes are avaiable for tour.

      The tour of Laura's is one of the more interesting along the River Rd. It is also painted more colorfully like the nearby San Francisco Plantation (also a Creole style but occupied year round). It is just down the road from Oak Alley and St. Joseph Plantations.

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  • Laura's Plantation Laura's Plantation

    • From: gmaso
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      River Road outside New Orleans is filled with plantationhomes on both sides of the Mississippi; some available for tours and some not.

      Laura's Plantation house is somewhat different from what we think of as antebellum plantation mansions. Most plantations house are mansions lived in by the owners year round. Laura's, however, is a Creole plantation house and used during only part of the year and principally as a working home. The owners owned several houses in New Orleans proper where they lived during the winter. Some of these French Quarter homes are avaiable for tour.

      The tour of Laura's is one of the more interesting along the River Rd. It is also painted more colorfully like the nearby San Francisco Plantation (also a Creole style but occupied year round). It is just down the road from Oak Alley and St. Joseph Plantations.

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  • Laura's Plantation Laura's Plantation

    • From: gmaso
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      River Road outside New Orleans is filled with plantationhomes on both sides of the Mississippi; some available for tours and some not.

      Laura's Plantation house is somewhat different from what we think of as antebellum plantation mansions. Most plantations house are mansions lived in by the owners year round. Laura's, however, is a Creole plantation house and used during only part of the year and principally as a working home. The owners owned several houses in New Orleans proper where they lived during the winter.

      The tour of Laura's is one of the more interesting along the River Rd. It is also painted more colorfully like the nearby San Francisco Plantation (also a Creole style but occupied year round). It is just down the road from Oak Alley and St. Joseph Plantations.

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  • San Francisco Plantation San Francisco Plantation

    • From: gmaso
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      River Road outside New Orleans is filled with plantation homes on both sides of the Mississippi; some available for tours and some not.

      The San Francisco Plantation is one of the closest to New Orleans and the tour usually very interesting; the guides vary. Most original furnishings are gone but the home has a number of documents provided by family members, especially from Germany. The house is obviously one of the prettier having been painted something other than just white and the interior woodwork and ceilings have been restored.

      The hand carved column capitals are as can seen extremely ornate.

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  • San Francisco Plantation San Francisco Plantation

    • From: gmaso
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      River Road outside New Orleans is filled with plantationhomes on both sides of the Mississippi; some available for tours and some not.

      The San Francisco Plantationis one of the closest to New Orleans and the tour usually very interesting; the guides vary. Most original furnishings are gone but the home has a number of documents provided by family members, especiallyfrom Germany. The house is obviously one of the prettier having been painted something other than just white and the interior woodwork and ceilings have been restored.

      Unfortunately industrialization along the Mississippi has obscured the views of many plantations and wires and signs obscure the views of many such homes. Somewhat incongruously San Francisco is surrounded by a very large Marathon Oil facility including docks along the river itself. On the other hand, it was Marathon that funded the restoration of the house rather than see it torn down.

       

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  • San Francisco Plantation San Francisco Plantation

    • From: gmaso
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      River Road outside New Orleans is filled with plantationhomes on both sides of the Mississippi; some available for tours and some not.

      The San Francisco Plantationis one of the closest to New Orleans and the tour usually very interesting; the guides vary. Most original furnishings are gone but the home has a number of documents provided by family members, especiallyfrom Germany. The house is obviously one of the prettier having been painted something other than just white and the interior woodwork and ceilings have been restored.

      The house has two above ground cisterns which used to supply the water.

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  • San Francisco Plantation San Francisco Plantation

    • From: gmaso
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      River Road outside New Orleans is filled with plantationhomes on both sides of the Mississippi; some available for tours and some not.

      The San Francisco Plantationis one of the closest to New Orleans and the tour usually very interesting; the guides vary. Most original furnishings are gone but the home has a number of documents provided by family members, especiallyfrom Germany. The house is obviously one of the prettier having been painted something other than just white and the interior woodwork and ceilings have been restored.

      This ceiling is in the gentlemen's salon and restored to the original. Some guides allow you to take interior photos in the San Francisco house and some don't. We lucked out with one who allowed limited photography.

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  • Bolinas Cliff View Bolinas Cliff View

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      An incredible view of the Pacific Ocean from the cliffs just west of Bolinas, California. No guardrails.

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  • Evening in Bolinas, California Evening in Bolinas, California

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      Bolinas is a quirky little town in Marin County across the bay from San Francisco and just to the east of Point Reyes. It has acheived fame for its residents taking down the road signs for their town no less than 36 times until the state finally gave up. Not to worry, the residents are friendly, the restaurant and bar in town are fun and the beaches are heavenly. Check out the "honor system" bookstore which is just that.

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  • San Francisco, May 2013 Day 3- San Francisco, May 2013 Day 3- Walking through Tenderloin alone…

    • From: jetsettindaisy
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      So I started my day by catching the Big Bus to a stop in Civic Center and walking to Brenda’s French Soul Food. Funny story, my friend sent me a long list of places to try and most of them were already bookmarked 941954_10100165333377618_574131279_n.jpgso I’m guessing I picked good places. Anyhow, the walk was interesting but it was 11AM so I didn’t feel particularly unsafe. The beignets were worth the walk. I had looked at the menu and was unsure if I could eat an order of 3 when I was told I could order individuals. I had two large beignets (crawfish and traditional) for about $5. I wish I could have taken home a cooler full but that would just be stupid.

       

      My friend Michelle was meeting with me for lunch later, so I decided to try and cram in a969077_10100165333163048_264062609_n.jpg few more sights first. Frankly, I should have taken a cab from the restaurant to Lombard Street but here’s what I did instead: I walked from Civic center through Tenderloin back to Union Square. I waited for a bus that never showed up for about fifteen minutes. I took a taxi from Union Square to Lombard Street. Sound smart? No? I didn’t think so. I walked down Lombard Street and took photos before walking down to Fisherman’s Wharf. I chatted with my mother on the phone. She asked if I knew where I was going and if it was a long walk. I said I was walking towards the water. Sounded like the best decision.

       

      392366_10100164108267748_1537655849_n.jpgBy the time I got there, I was kind of hungry again (all those damn hills). I had seen Guardino’s the day before and lusted after the lobster roll so I got one. I ate it on the way to Pier 39 where I stopped at Trish’s Mini Donuts and hunted down seals. My mom tells me that 30 years ago, Pier 39 had a hole in the ground and you could see the seals from there. I looked for a hole in the ground. I saw double doors and people, so I followed it. I’ve never seen so many seals in my life. That was definitely not a hole in the ground.Seals

       

      As I made my way back to Fisherman’s Wharf to catch the bus back to Union Square, I stopped at the Boudin Museum. I had a coupon from the café the day before so the tour was $2. Pretty fun and free bread. I also found out that my bread personality is a Ciabatta.

       

      I met up with Michelle at Samovar Tea Lounge in Yerba Buena Gardens. Not really my kind of place but delicious matcha shake. I was pretty full so I didn’t eat much but we hung out and chatted and enjoyed the view. After this I went back to Union Square to do some actual shopping. I made another stop at Tout Sweet (I never stop at a place more than once) and walked around for a while. I got all my shopping done then grabbed a 3.JPGdrink at Farallon’s Jellyfish Lounge (awesome $6 happy hour and really good truffle fries).

       

      At this point I realized that I had done everything on my checklist except for the Ferry Building which I was planning to do on Day 4. So I did something I never do. I went back to the hotel to watch television. My feet were killing me and I was starting to feel fatigued, so I figured this was the best course of action (plus the iPhone needed2.JPG charging). I started packing and watched TV for a couple hours and then got ready for dinner with Carla and my cousin Kim.

       

      Carla met up with me in Union Square and we made our way over to E&O for dinner. Kim met up with us here. I had heard that the corn fritters were on The Best Thing I Ever Ate on the Food Network so we ordered them. They were okay. I’m not usually disappointed with Food Network recommendations but in this case I was. After dinner, we walked over to Sir Francis Drake and took the elevator up to the Starlight Room. I figured a great view of the city on a clear night was a wonderful way to close out my trip. We had dessert and I enjoyed an Absinthe cocktail and a sugar high. At the end of the night, I said goodbye to Carla and Kim and headed back to the hotel.

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  • San Francisco, May 2013 Day 2- San Francisco, May 2013 Day 2- Ice cream and possible pneumonia…

    • From: jetsettindaisy
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      My second day in San Francisco started out with macarons and chocolate cake. Annie was running late since parking at the BART station in Concord was a nightmare so I decided to take advantage of the situation and go to Macy’s. I stopped at Tout Sweet 306795_10100164375671868_1378688783_n.jpgfor breakfast and a great view of Union Square (it was another beautiful sunny day) and then wander the store until Annie arrived.

       

      We had both purchased Big Bus tickets so we could see lots of sights with minimal driving. Annie got the 24 hour pass and I got the 48 hour pass so that I could use it as my transportation for a couple of days. Once she got there (yay) we boarded the Big Bus Tour to play tourist for the day (the only things we were missing were fanny packs). We stopped at Alamo Square first and walked around. Cute houses, but the little row at the other end of the street was actually a bit nicer. We were wondering941849_10100163881606978_175520623_n.jpg if everyone was as disappointed and our suspicions were confirmed when a German tourist asked us if the row we were seated in front of was the “famous houses”. Her response to our head nods was “what the shit”. She seemed so disappointed, I actually apologized.

       

      Once we were done staring, our friend Melissa met up with us after this for lunch at Gussie’s Chicken & Waffles (thank you, Groupon). We took a nice stroll down to the restaurant from Alamo Square and admired the old houses along the way (so if that’s your house we were photographing, I’m sorry). After a great midday fuel stop, we moved on. Annie and I stopped at Bi Rite for ice cream on the way back to the bus stop (told you I like to stop for food often). We reboarded the bus and rode up top as it drove through Haight Ashbury, Golden Gate Park, and Golden Gate Bridge. We had thought we were well prepared for the bridge with our 969932_10100165333078218_1211366176_n.jpgsweaters and scarves (since it was quite hot outside) but apparently this wasn’t enough. We were freezing. I have photos of us with scarves across our faces to keep out the wind. In hindsight it’s amusing. At the time, it was a little freaky and I am pretty sure I caught a terrible head cold that I promptly ignored.

       

      After this we got off the bus and walked to Ghirardelli Square for more ice cream and then to Fisherman’s Wharf for sourdough bread bowls at Boudin’s. By then it was getting late and Annie had kids to get home942885_10100165333008358_1474910926_n.jpg to so we headed back to Union Square so that she could catch BART home and I could meet Carla for dinner.

       

      I took a taxi. I hate taking taxis because I’ve rarely had cab drivers that I didn’t want to slap. This one was no exception. I typically GPS the route when in a taxi so I can call them out if they’re taking me the long way around. I arrived at Straw in one piece and Carla and I managed to get the booth that is within an old carnival ride car. After an interesting and tasty meal of chicken and waffle Monte Cristo and doughnut burger (apparently it tastes like it sounds), we met up with Melissa at Smuggler’s Cove. I have a thing for pirate themes (I have a thing for most themes, honestly) and this bar felt like having drinks in a pirate’s hideaway (minus the fear of having my throat 943500_10100163885593988_1301884724_n.jpgslit or getting robbed). Unfortunately, we did get sort of robbed since Melissa's car was broken into during the 45 minutes we were at the bar... She parked in a well-lit, populated area. There were people still milling around. You just never know. Fortunately nothing valuable or sentimental got stolen.

       

      After drinks, Carla and I made our way to the Financial District and down an unfamiliar dark alley for dessert at Gitane. This gorgeous fusion restaurant really is in a dark alley. Dessert was fun and delicious and the escape from the chill outside was wonderful. I’d love to come back for dinner but that will have to wait for another time.

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