Back to the Bay


Continuing my Bay Area story, on Saturday we spent the day cruising all the sights in town. We started with trying to find a cool place for breakfast. We love the shows on Food Netwrok where they tell you about great places to eat that the locals know so we first headed to Dottie's Tru Blue Cafe. The line was down the block so it was definitely good but we were super hungry so we tried another spot — Luna Cafe, recommended by the show “Best Thing I Ever Ate.” They were supposed to have some killer s'mores.
We ended up with bagels and coffee and could not find the s'mores on the menu. I am not sure if we went to the wrong Luna Cafe or the owners changed…but a good thing was a super cute unique toy store next door that we all loved.  Matt got a “Zoo” there-kazoo. It was pretty much in his mouth the whole rest of the trip. The neighborhood was super cute too.
“Google Maps” took us on another adventure down the vertical Divisadero Street. 
We got to see homes worth millions of dollars with street parking that made me feel like I was in the upside-down part of the lop-de-loop on a roller coaster. Scary!
Xaver said he heard that Robin Williams lived in SF–maybe one of those homes was his!! There were no shortage or Range Rovers, Bentleys, and Prii (Prius plural). When we got to the bottom of the street and back on earth, we realized we went the wrong way and had to go back up Divisadero. Good grief!! I need to write Google a letter about their insane maps! LOL
We stopped at Golden Gate park and walked around the gardens and museums. We didn't know that you have to pay to get into the museums. Next time we will plan better ;) $300 or so gets a family of 4 into every museum and you could probably spend a couple days going through them all. After considering a segway tour for which Matt was not allowed we decided on the DeYoung Museum. It was the craziest building! There was lots of cool stuff to see from ancients time to modern art.
 There was also a cool underground sculpture inside of a hill.
  Outside was a sculpture garden with a lawn full of daisies. We let Matt run wild. He enjoyed rolling around in the flowers until he got wet from the grass..then he just ran around and picked flowers.
I already did a page about my little Matt and how he loves the flowers ;)
After Golden Gate Park, we took a drive across the Golden Gate Bridge. Always a great photo opp and awe-striking experience. I'll continue with the rest of the story tomorrow :)

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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6 thoughts on “Back to the Bay

  1. LOL, Google can take one on some adventures, have to say I have been on one or two myself. Your photos are awesome. looks like you all had a great time. Love the beautiful layout you did. Have a great one…..~Cherrie~

    Posted on April 10, 2011 at 6:20 pm
  2. Great pictures and a sweet LO :)

    Posted on April 10, 2011 at 9:40 pm
  3. Great pics- sounds like some great family time.

    Posted on April 10, 2011 at 11:37 pm
  4. even though I only live about 45min from the city, I never tire of pictures from there! Your pictures are stunning! and it looks like you had an awesome time. However driving down or up the hills is nothing compared to the Cable Car from Powell down to the Warf standing onthe step, holding the bar while passing another Cable Car! That is a must do for all visitors! good times!
    liz :o)

    Posted on April 10, 2011 at 11:40 pm
  5. Jennifer your pics are awesome! Looks like you all had a great time!

    Posted on April 12, 2011 at 6:00 am
  6. Change my link girlfriend…lol..you still have the old one on there… =)

    Posted on April 12, 2011 at 6:02 am