So I’m a little bit behind on my blogging as we’ve been so busy. I can’t wait to tell you all about the perfect dream day that I had in Big Sur yesterday (but that’s a later post!)
Ok, so to recap, we didn’t do too much on Saturday, went to the farmers market at the Ferry Building in the morning and Nick bought a new Apple laptop. Then we went to Ocean beach for a look around but it was pretty cold so we didn’t stay long. I think we looked around the shops for a bit in the afternoon but I can’t really remember!
Sunday was meant to be rainy and rubbish but the weather report was totally wrong and it was sunny and beautiful (although pretty windy). We started the day off by visiting Lombard street as we never got to see it last time we were in San Francisco. It was pretty cool but swarming with tourists as it’s not far from Fishermans Wharf. It does offer some lovely views though as it’s at the top of a hill.
After that we headed back to Tartine Bakery to get one of their amazing looking sandwiches for lunch. Nick had a gruyere and ham sandwich while I opted for the calorific looking Croque Monsieur but it was worth every calorie haha!
We went to sit in Dolores Park to eat our lunchy goodness and arrived to discover that the annual easter celebration organised by ‘The Sisters of Perpetual Indulegence‘ was in full swing. The atmosphere was incredible and Dolores Park was full of people and families with picnic blankets having a good time. People were dressed up to the nines, they had gone all out with their costumes, it was fantastic. There were huge bearded men in pink easter bunny outfits, drag queens in full make up, some awesome looking vintage outfits and some people wearing nothing at all. Nothing I can say will be able to describe the party that was happening so you’ll have to make do with some photos and some videos stolen from Youtube but needless to say that we stayed there for a few hours just laid out on the grass and soaking up the atmosphere.
The celebration is finished off with a ‘Hunky Jesus’ competition. It was hilarious. Warning: this video is definitely not safe for work. There is nudity involved. And definitely don’t watch it if you are a strict Christian as you probably won’t like it. (I do have my own short video of just a quick peek around the park but it hasn’t uploaded to Youtube yet and I can’t be bothered to wait for it!)
After all the frolics and fun of Dolores Park we headed to Union Square and I dragged Nick to the top of Macys to visit the Cheesecake Factory. I had visited the website several times prior to my trip and pawned over the amazing sounding flavours. How on earth was I supposed to choose which one to eat???
In the end, I opted for fresh banana cream. It was incredible. Luckily Nick helped me eat it because it was about the size of my head! I’m hoping to head back before we go home. There are about 50 different flavours though so it’s going to be a tough decision. I kind of fancy the Reeses chocolate peanut butter or the original topped with fresh strawberries. Hmmmm….
One last photo, I saw this street on the map and it was just around the corner from our hotel so I knew we had to go there 🙂