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SF Vaca wrap-up Monday - Tuesday.

First off. SCREW Frontier Airlines! Of course bags are no longer complimentaty. I anticipated that. We were 6 pounds over on one bag = an extra $75! Seriously. I wanted to right then and there open both of our bags and switch items but Dave Grove just wanted to be done with it and away from their counter and snarky-ness. So I bitched about that for the next hour. Great way to start the trip. We had a short layover in Denver. It was about 5 hours of flying total. The time definatly screwed with me. We took off from Indy at like 6am and essentially landed in San Fran at 10am ... even though it was like afternoon to our minds. We hopped a cab from the airport to our condo in downtown/wharf area San Fran. We were starving and ventured out for a bite. We just ended up eating at some crab place near the wharf. We also discovered Boudin Bakery down by the wharf. We went through 3 loaves of sour dough bread during the week. It was crazy good! They actually have a vent that releases the bread smell onto the sidewalk and passersby. We were hooked!

After food we both totally crashed for awhile. Our condo was adorable!! http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p282818
The owner greeted us at the condo and showed us around. She gave us water and all kinds of maps and info on the area. She even called the next day to see how we were doing. We went on a walking adventure after our nap to the Russian Hill neighborhood. Apparently we end of climbing one of the steepest hills in San Fran .. or as I called it "The Hill of Death". Yeah, we didn't do that again. So we ended up at some neightborhood joint ... Yabbies I think? It was very seafood/mediterranean. Dave had these fish and shrimp tacos and I had grilled shrimp with pesto gnocchi. The National league searies finals were going on while we were there. (they ended up going on to win the World Series!) We stopped at a neighborhood bar on our way home. Everyone was gather on the sidewalk outside the bar because there was no more room inside. There was two cop cars double parked so they could watch the end of the game. Home to bed!

Got up early-ish on Tuesday.... ate our sour dough for breakfast and then headed around the corner to the bike shop. We rented bike and headed for the Golden Gate Bridge. It's nice because you automatically get a ticket for the Ferry to come back across the bay. Yeah... I'm kind of a fatty. There was a lot of up hill biking to get to the bridge. Everything was fine one we actually got on the bridge though. We looked so cute in our little helmets. The decent into Sausalito was scary as most bike paths are now gone. I was white knuckles the whole way. Once we got to Sausalito we put up the bikes and headed over to the smoothie shop for a cool down. Ah... hello California all natual smoothies! We headed back on the Ferry ...which was awesome. We watched a battleship go under the Golden Gate Bridge. We headed back and took a nap. We were both exhaused. We again adventured out to explore a neighborhood and went to North Beach "little Italy". We are dinner at this ADORABLE Italian place. ... its was tiny and had like 15 tables in total. We had wine and bread ...dinner was probably about a 2 hour affair. I wish I could remember the name of it. We stopped in a pub for a bit before heading home. Dave is now in love with Anchor Steam beer... a local brew.


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Nov. 16th, 2010 07:12 pm (UTC)
I hate baggage fees. It's such a racket. Your trip sounds awesome though!!

Any word from ISO?
Nov. 17th, 2010 04:20 pm (UTC)
Not yet .... I'm hoping to hear today.
Nov. 17th, 2010 02:52 am (UTC)
yes, anchor steam is quite delicious. :) you should be able to find it in indy somewhere
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