After Golden Gate Park, we took a drive across the Golden Gate Bridge. Always a great photo opp and awe-striking experience. Here are just a few of the pics we took.
We headed to Fisherman's Wharf for lunch at a legendary restaurant. And then off to Ghiradelli Square for dessert!
We first stopped at Kara's Cupcakes. I was prepared for a sickeningly sweet cupcake but would eat it anyways because we were off our diet for this weekend and I was going to enjoy it.
Well, I was wrong about the cupcakes.
I got the Meyer Lemon cupcake. It was delicious. The BEST cupcake I have ever ever eaten. Not too sweet, tangy, moist, everything you want a cupcake to be. I finished the whole thing, including all the frosting. I never do that!! I always leave gobs of frosting because it is too sweet but this cupcake was perfection in on a napkin!!! Everyone agreed.
We did a little shopping and then got ice cream at one of the Ghiradelli shops. The whole time, Ghiradelli squares were being tossed at us and we were actually sick to our stomachs when we left. But it was all good!!
We headed back to the hotel to change into warmer clothes and then back into SF. We headed to China Town to our must-stop dinner place, House of Nanking. Since we started going there 25 years ago, it has doubled in size, gotten a little cleaner and less dingy, bu the food has stayed the same–amazing! Now there are photos of Celeb Chefs on the wall who have eaten there like Rachel Ray and Jamie Oliver. It was all super delicious. If you ever go to SF< you have to try House of Nanking.
We then decided to see if the SF Anthropologie store was super cool — off to the Westfield Mall in SF> That was some craziness! We saw all these people in super hero costumes running around. We thought it was just weird SF crazies but later we found out there was a comic book convention in town that weekend and Xaver missed it. But now we know!!
We did some shopping and got some gelato. Yes, all we did on this trip was eat and it was FABULOUS! LOL
There were some other things I would have liked to do with the kids, like ride the Cable Cars, walk Lombard Street, and go to the Sourdough Bread Bakery. But, there is always next time!!
On Sunday, I taught two classes and a make n take at Our Paper Place. I can't wait to go back!! The store was so warm and inviting, the staff and customers friendly…such a nice experience!! I met such a great people passionate about crafting and Sarah and Gloria made me feel right at home. They were very generous and I really appreciate that. So if you are in the area, shop at their store and support! They are more than a great store–they are great people too :)
Xaver and the kids ran errands all day and tried to find something to do …we decided to stay an extra night and take our time driving home on Monday. It was a really relaxing weekend, something we really needed!!