So, we’ve booked a holiday to San Francisco. Yes, this is my third year running. Yes, it really is that good.
I’m super excited about the flight this time too (which is weird because I hate flying) but we’re going with Virgin for the first time ever and I can’t wait! I read Richard Branson’s biography late last year and was gripped – it was so fantastic – I highly recommend it! (Although it did make me feel like a bit of an underachiever haha!) We haven’t booked any hotels yet though.
We were planning on visiting Tokyo this time round but we were talking one night about baseball and how disappointed I was last year that we didn’t get to see The Giants play. They came back to town the week we were there having won the World Cup of baseball and the atmosphere was electric and we tried to book game tickets on the day but they wanted fortunes for standing for 4 hours. Anyway, I checked the schedule and they are playing while we are there so my mind was made up. San Francisco it is. Tokyo will have to wait.
We’ve got so much planned! We’re probably going to visit Alcatraz this time, we’ve never been bothered before but we’ve been watching Alcatraz on Watch and are really getting into it. And we watched Escape from Alcatraz with Clint Eastwood and that made me want to go too.
We’re obviously going to visit Tartine and Bi-Rite Creamery again. Just going to hang out in the Mission and Dolores Park a lot I think. It goes without saying that we’ll be checking in at Off The Grid at every given opportunity. Definitely checking out Berkeley farmer’s market again and getting some strawberry lemonade and I’m finally going to get to go to Alameda Point antiques faire. I’ve seen several bloggers talking about it but it was Aimee from Song of Style that really sold me on it.
Breakfast at Tartine Bakery, San Francisco
We’re not going to Big Sur this time as we decided we should explore further North this time around so we’ll probably go to Point Reyes and Napa for a day or two. We’ll have to visit Oakland too as we haven’t been there yet.
If anyone has any suggestions of good places to eat or good boutiques/shops to look at then please let me know, I’d love to hear them
Meanwhile, here’s some of my favourite shots from last year
(Photoshop is playing up right now and I’m too sleepy to sort it out, sorry)
You can read my old posts on San Francisco here if you’re interested (from April last year):