Saturday, July 7, 2012

San Fransisco - Last day in California

The night before our last day, we ate at a small little Irish Pub near our hotel. It was late, but they were nice enough to cook us up some appetizers!

And boy... The drinks were strong!!!

And as the night went on... we started having too much fun with my iPhone apps...

Doesn't my sister look like the Queen of Hearts in Johnny Depp's Alice in Wonderland!!!

Out of nowhere, we heard a quartette start singing... and in the back corner of the pub, were these elderly gentlemen crankin' out the tunes!!! ENCORE!

Our last day in California, we spent in San Fransisco! Angie flew out that morning to get back to work, so it was just me, Meridith and our mom!


You could not pay me to eat this fruit. Just sayin.

We just couldn't pass up the WILSON TRAVEL SERVICE sign photo op while walking through china town!

You see all the old fashioned street cars in movies, and on Full House... (you know you have).. it was not so glamorous for us. We were crammed in the car... people packed in like sardines... You couldn't hang off the side like you see on TV. That's all I wanted to do. Boo.

This street had like 8 hair pin turns in it....

All this car needed was a Herkie on the side!!!

We walked down to the Wharf.... and got 'quacked' at...

 Lunch at Capurros!

Watched this gal transform into Marylin Monroe... not quite sure what was going on there...

I got my boys each a black haired hat/wig at a shop down there... Meridith was breaking it in....

It was f-f-freezin down by the water... and some crazy person was SWIMMING!!!!

Dessert was a must at Ghirardelli... Brownie Sundae.... MMmmmmmmm.

We walked along the Piers... and sure enough, just as they said, Pier 39 was home of the Sea Lions!

Meridith made a new friend at a fun little puppet shop...

I got to partake in some "magic tricks" at the magic shop! FUNNY GUY there!

 Me, Meridith & Mom on our last metro ride back to our hotel!


And of course drinks & dessert were a must on our last night in California!

California Trip - Day 3

Our morning started off again for coffee and pastries at the same French Bakery...
then it was on to the Ledson Winery.

It was a gorgeous place! But we had heard the wine was not that great,
so we toured the building and the grounds! Stunning!

NOTE: This was the day we wore our matching Wine shirts!

Next stop... Chateau St. Jean
We did a tasting, and had fun in the gift shop!
 We absolutely could not pass up the opportunity for this photo op next to the  giant asparagus!

 Um... not sure.
 I try to take 'candid' pictures, but as soon as the camera goes up, Mom and Angie go into J.Crew Magazine mode.....

B.R. Cohn Winery

 It wasn't until after we took these photos that we saw the sign that says DO NOT TOUCH THE CARS. Whoops. I blame the wine.

We headed back to Healdsburg and had lunch at the Red Grape.

Best. Pizza. Ever.

Then we walked around the square and did some window shopping!
And came across the Wine Cork Cow!

We felt this was a bit of a deja vu from last year's NYC trip!
Remember Wall Street?

We made our way out of wine country and drove along the coast as we headed back to San Fransisco!

 I think it was at this point, that Meridith leaned over the seat to take some pictures out of my window.. and squished a banana all over her jeans and the seat of the car!

"EEEWW! What is all over my le......omg. I smashed that banana! HA HA HA HA HA HA!"

I kid you not... these firefighters were chasing cows.  Baffling. And yet, entertaining!