So I took 9 days off from work, went down to SD to see Dad and Sis, and hung around SF when I got back...
For my memory's sake, here's what I did...Day 1 Tues 10/12
am scone at Cnut bakery,
I decided to do the mission AND Union Square (in the same day!!!!)
Bus, Bart...Off at 16th st and cruised around looking for a taqueria. Craving carne asada and carnitas. I've been to most of them so far (la taqueria, el toro, farolito are my faves)
Tried pancho villa today. Not bad not better than those above. The salsas really stood out.
Headed over to union square for shaving needs and coffee for wife (nespresso).
Grabbed some mini cupcakes from Kara's for snacks.
Home for dinner, boring (nothing out of the ordinary, not actually boring) nightDay 2 Wed
Am Joey trip to the vet (8:20) Uneventful, but fun being out with the cat. Home for shower and dressed, got to get ready for lunch.
Bus to Marlowe, met the wife right at 11:30
Fried Brussels Sprouts were moan factor 4 (of five)
Burger with bacon and cheese was very juicy and flavorful, great fries,crispy yet meat inside.
Lisa's egg salad was very good too.
It's hot today. Home for a while, waiting for cuz mark to call.
We meet downtown and ended up at Barbacco. Damn good. Nice place. Ipad wine list. Sat at bar.
Got bruschetta, crudo (moan factor 4.5) penne with fresh mozzarella and tomatoes, more fried brussels sprouts (really good, but preferred Marlowe's, too strong vinaigrette) I had a pork thing, arancini, but I was too full at that point so I didn't enjoy them as much.Day 3 Thursday.
Up early, cab to bart, bart to airbart, airbart to airplane, airplane to dad's car, dad's car to family home. In San Diego. We stopped at Old Town for lunch. Cosmopolitan Hotel. Nice, fully restored old wild-west san diego style. Like the Hotel American in Sharon Springs. Good restaurant, had the grilled fish tacos, with sauteed yam, squash, and black beans.
Checked out old town and then headed to fashion valley. Shopping with dad!!!
Macys didn't do it for me so I got nothing there. Got a small Keihls purchase and poking in WS.
Big store, nice. They have a lot of stuff that we don't have.
Got home, hung out for a bit and met andi for dinner at Linlee's in Spring Valley.
Ok, nothing exciting Chinese food. Enjoyed the company.Day 4 Fri
Net morning we get to go pick up the wife at airport. She's sick! Bummer. Get back home and rally the troops and we end up in Hillcrest. 5th ave Pho for lunch. Dad and sis go exotic!!!
Good warming pho. Walked around hillcrest for a bit. Took long drive home (lemon grove, spring valley) and made it back to watch yanks/rangers game 1. Yanks came back in 8th with 5 runs.
Early night to sleep. Gave Lisa codeine cough meds to help her sleep. Almost slept for 11 hours!!!Day 5 Saturday
We've got a 340 flight but we want to head to PL seafoods for lunch. As were in the car, heading out there, about noon, Lisa checks her texts...Flight has been cancelled. WHAT?!?!?!?
Lisa gets on the phone and tries to figure out whats up and what do we do. Maybe we can get on the earlier flight, and maybe we wont have to pay more, or maybe we'll bet to go on the 530 flight.
We have a game to watch at 5:00 EXACTLY in SF!!!!!
Luckily PL seafoods is just past the airport, so we decide at the last sec to turn into the airport and see whats up.
Long story short: got on the earlier flight. Only 2/3 full. No extra charge. Looks like they had one too many flights scheduled and not enough people.
Good experience with the parking people at oak.
Anyway, we made it!!! Got parking eventually and missed a couple of outs.
Timmy beat the Doc 4-3 Giants up 1-0 in NLCS!!!Day 6 Sunday
Lisa's got a bad cold. I've got sports on all day. I let her have the TV for most of morning.
Niner's beat the Raiders!!! Good game too.
My USFL team won!!!
Giants lost to Philly. Oswalt beat us.
Watched Amazing Race at night. Did Chinese food for dinner. Hai sun.Day 7 Monday
Lisa home with conference calls so I flee.. I had breakfast at Sears Fine Foods.
Quite good. Quite surprised too. Good corned beef hash, good hash browns and good pancakes.
Cool little place. Got a zagat guide to read. Walked down to mint plaze and had the kyoto iced coffee at Blue Bottle. ZING!!!!!!!! Walked down Market St. Stopped at Fog City News for chocolate and the Tablehopper book. Kept walking to ferry building. Did my walk and walked up Broadway to Stockton and back on the bus home. Got coldbusters for Lisa and myself.
MSuper for dinner stuff.Day 8 Tuesday
Let's Go Giants!!!!!
Went to the game. Cain vs Hamels
WE WIN 3-0!!!!!
Good time, fun crowd (sheik!!), no stress for a playoff game easy in and out...and...
Barneys for turkey burgers and sweet potato fries!!!!!Day 9 Wednesday
Today is my day...
I did laundry. Walked hill. Got disappointed with C'nut bakery 'cuz they stopped making blueberry muffins (!!!!????)
Got Irish scones, soups for dinner/lunch and bunkered in for the day. Got Yanks/Rangers game 5 and Giants tonight.
Back to work tomorrow.........................