Friday, December 11, 2009

SF: Stuff we did

I'm not going to lie to myself and think that this post will have any interest to those of you not directly related to Fred, Elise or I, so don't feel badly for skipping over it. Be warned though, you will miss some great pictures of the world's most adorable child in one of the most beautiful cities. Wow, that's a lot of hyperbole... except the world's most adorable child part, of course.

Anyway, you won't be seeing pictures of the amazing scenery that SF has to offer. I guess because we used to live there, we don't feel compelled to take pictures of that stuff.

Our first attempt at an outing went horribly wrong; due to scheduling problems, time zone issues and a general lack of communication. Try #2 went much better, as Elise go to experience her first boat ride via a ferry trip from Sausalito to SF. She loved it and kept yelling, "I'm on a boat!" (Thank you Andy Samberg for ruining what should have have been a rather cute comment by my daughter. If you don't have any idea what I'm talking about, don't worry... you're not missing anything).

Walking the plank to the boat... yar!

Elise was sooooo excited. Fred too.

Momma and the beans.

She loved looking at the water

Jumping and dancing on the boat

Checking her BG during the ride. Stupid diabetes.

I love everything in this picture, even the view in the background

Totally rockin' the string cheese

Once we got to the city, we took MUNI down to Pier 39/Fisherman's Wharf. Unfortunately, it was too dark to take any decent pictures by the time we got there.

Riding MUNI

Elise loved riding in these old cars... every time the driver made a stop she would say, "more please!"

On Saturday morning we took a trip to the Kid's Discovery Museum in Sausalito. This was the best place ever! Elise was so sad when we had to leave.

Don't worry, not a real fish!

Not a real crow carcass either... just a puppet

Making music!

Elise LOVED the train room. I sorta wanted to play too.

Learning about currents. Fun and educational at the same time!

Elise taking off for the play area

Aye aye captain!

Trying on her hat... note the Golden Gate Bridge in the background, what a beautiful location!

We drove to Golden Gate Park on Saturday afternoon, but didn't make it in time to do any of the fun stuff. So we drove around and looked at some of the amazing architecture. Sorry, no pictures of that stuff, but I did take one at the top of Twin Peaks.

Poppa and the beans

We set out for Golden Gate Park early the next day. First stop, a boat ride on Stow Lake!

Row, row, row your boat

Then we rented a Surrey bike. Talk about hard work!

Elise loved the ride

Our wheels

Our final destination in the park was the carousel... it was beautiful!

Elise on her Zwebra

The girl loves her some carousel
And that brings me to the end of my pictures. I have to say that this was a rather tough experience compared to our trip to Kansas City. I'm glad we did it, but I came back from our vacation, needing a vacation.

That's just wrong.


phonelady said...

Loved the pictures and looks like you guys had a wonderfull time and yeah I know what you mean about needing a vacation from a vacation .