S: Grand Francisco: Our Adventures in the Golden State
FC: Grand Francisco Our Adventures in the Golden State
1: ...and this is how our trip started: with a very long layover in Chicago O'Hare.
2: We ate delicious airport food (thanks, Quiznos), and we even saw a dinosaur...
3: ...and by the time we finally boarded our flight to San Fran, even I was ready for a little of this.
4: We eventually made our way to the Hotel California. (Such a lovely place!)
5: While you slept off the exquisite Super Shuttle service, I visited the bar and took some shots.
6: The next morning, we awoke to this...
7: ....a lot of rain.
8: It rained and rained and rained. And you got sick...
9: ...and our hotel name became increasingly ironic.
10: But the next day you awoke! The restorative powers of Chinese food and Gatorade cannot be understated!
11: And then we ate breakfast! And you petted some very large furry animals! And everyone rejoiced!
12: We saw a lot of interesting things in the park...
13: ...and we saw Chinatown!
14: And we walked all over San Francisco... ...mostly because neither of us could hail a cab...
15: ...and I missed my poster presentation. But this is what I WOULD have worn had I made it on time.
16: And then we made it to Fisherman's Wharf, and from there our adventures REALLY began!
36: After Alcatraz, we took a stroll by the park...
37: ...and we walked until we ended up here, where an elderly gentleman (an artist, perhaps) suggested the chicken.
38: The next day, you met a pirate, I looked angry, and our tour guide (Steve) told us that these women are crying due to the lack of straight men left in San Francisco...
39: ...and then we saw the Golden Gate Bridge!
45: We made our way to beautiful Sausalito, where we ate lunch at The Spinnaker.
46: These people were crazy.
48: Of course, no trip to San Francisco would have been complete without visiting Ghirardelli Square...
49: ...or finding Asian kids... | ...or these other weird things...!
50: We topped off our trip with an "interesting" dinner cruise (complete with band and drunk couples!)
51: Sadly, this was not our cruise ship.
52: But through it all, we saw a lot of interesting things.
53: And I enjoyed our time together exploring San Francisco.
54: I hope we get to do it again some day soon.
55: I love you, Mom!