Our second day in San Francisco was as eventful and wonderful as the first! After an early start and a big breakfast of hash browns and eggs, we headed towards the water, stopping by the port, taking in the view of the Bay Bridge, and then heading towards Coit Tower. Coit Tower sits a top Telegraph Hill and to get there from the bay side you travel up the Filbert Steps, a series of staircases that cover over 370 steps and 25 stories. Lets just say that by the time we got to the top we were exhausted. We were hoping to climb to the top of the tower for what is said to be an incredible panoramic view of the city, but the tower is closed for renovations until later this spring. So, instead, we climbed down on the North Beach side of the tower and headed to Tupelo for a beer. Or three. We earned it. 
After catching our breath and refreshing ourselves we met up with some friends for pizza at Golden Boy’s, then headed for a walk around town, including a climb up the ridiculous hill on Lombard Street. Afterwards we drove across the city to Twin Peaks, where the view was out of control. Amazing!!! Then, to conclude our journey, we stopped by Point Lobos to see the ocean side of the city. After a shower and a nap we grabbed burgers and then settled back into the hotel room for the night. No comment on whether or not I was asleep by 9. Our second day in San Francisco was as eventful and wonderful as the first! After an early start and a big breakfast of hash browns and eggs, we headed towards the water, stopping by the port, taking in the view of the Bay Bridge, and then heading towards Coit Tower. Coit Tower sits a top Telegraph Hill and to get there from the bay side you travel up the Filbert Steps, a series of staircases that cover over 370 steps and 25 stories. Lets just say that by the time we got to the top we were exhausted. We were hoping to climb to the top of the tower for what is said to be an incredible panoramic view of the city, but the tower is closed for renovations until later this spring. So, instead, we climbed down on the North Beach side of the tower and headed to Tupelo for a beer. Or three. We earned it. 
After catching our breath and refreshing ourselves we met up with some friends for pizza at Golden Boy’s, then headed for a walk around town, including a climb up the ridiculous hill on Lombard Street. Afterwards we drove across the city to Twin Peaks, where the view was out of control. Amazing!!! Then, to conclude our journey, we stopped by Point Lobos to see the ocean side of the city. After a shower and a nap we grabbed burgers and then settled back into the hotel room for the night. No comment on whether or not I was asleep by 9. Our second day in San Francisco was as eventful and wonderful as the first! After an early start and a big breakfast of hash browns and eggs, we headed towards the water, stopping by the port, taking in the view of the Bay Bridge, and then heading towards Coit Tower. Coit Tower sits a top Telegraph Hill and to get there from the bay side you travel up the Filbert Steps, a series of staircases that cover over 370 steps and 25 stories. Lets just say that by the time we got to the top we were exhausted. We were hoping to climb to the top of the tower for what is said to be an incredible panoramic view of the city, but the tower is closed for renovations until later this spring. So, instead, we climbed down on the North Beach side of the tower and headed to Tupelo for a beer. Or three. We earned it. 
After catching our breath and refreshing ourselves we met up with some friends for pizza at Golden Boy’s, then headed for a walk around town, including a climb up the ridiculous hill on Lombard Street. Afterwards we drove across the city to Twin Peaks, where the view was out of control. Amazing!!! Then, to conclude our journey, we stopped by Point Lobos to see the ocean side of the city. After a shower and a nap we grabbed burgers and then settled back into the hotel room for the night. No comment on whether or not I was asleep by 9. Our second day in San Francisco was as eventful and wonderful as the first! After an early start and a big breakfast of hash browns and eggs, we headed towards the water, stopping by the port, taking in the view of the Bay Bridge, and then heading towards Coit Tower. Coit Tower sits a top Telegraph Hill and to get there from the bay side you travel up the Filbert Steps, a series of staircases that cover over 370 steps and 25 stories. Lets just say that by the time we got to the top we were exhausted. We were hoping to climb to the top of the tower for what is said to be an incredible panoramic view of the city, but the tower is closed for renovations until later this spring. So, instead, we climbed down on the North Beach side of the tower and headed to Tupelo for a beer. Or three. We earned it. 
After catching our breath and refreshing ourselves we met up with some friends for pizza at Golden Boy’s, then headed for a walk around town, including a climb up the ridiculous hill on Lombard Street. Afterwards we drove across the city to Twin Peaks, where the view was out of control. Amazing!!! Then, to conclude our journey, we stopped by Point Lobos to see the ocean side of the city. After a shower and a nap we grabbed burgers and then settled back into the hotel room for the night. No comment on whether or not I was asleep by 9. Our second day in San Francisco was as eventful and wonderful as the first! After an early start and a big breakfast of hash browns and eggs, we headed towards the water, stopping by the port, taking in the view of the Bay Bridge, and then heading towards Coit Tower. Coit Tower sits a top Telegraph Hill and to get there from the bay side you travel up the Filbert Steps, a series of staircases that cover over 370 steps and 25 stories. Lets just say that by the time we got to the top we were exhausted. We were hoping to climb to the top of the tower for what is said to be an incredible panoramic view of the city, but the tower is closed for renovations until later this spring. So, instead, we climbed down on the North Beach side of the tower and headed to Tupelo for a beer. Or three. We earned it. 
After catching our breath and refreshing ourselves we met up with some friends for pizza at Golden Boy’s, then headed for a walk around town, including a climb up the ridiculous hill on Lombard Street. Afterwards we drove across the city to Twin Peaks, where the view was out of control. Amazing!!! Then, to conclude our journey, we stopped by Point Lobos to see the ocean side of the city. After a shower and a nap we grabbed burgers and then settled back into the hotel room for the night. No comment on whether or not I was asleep by 9. Our second day in San Francisco was as eventful and wonderful as the first! After an early start and a big breakfast of hash browns and eggs, we headed towards the water, stopping by the port, taking in the view of the Bay Bridge, and then heading towards Coit Tower. Coit Tower sits a top Telegraph Hill and to get there from the bay side you travel up the Filbert Steps, a series of staircases that cover over 370 steps and 25 stories. Lets just say that by the time we got to the top we were exhausted. We were hoping to climb to the top of the tower for what is said to be an incredible panoramic view of the city, but the tower is closed for renovations until later this spring. So, instead, we climbed down on the North Beach side of the tower and headed to Tupelo for a beer. Or three. We earned it. 
After catching our breath and refreshing ourselves we met up with some friends for pizza at Golden Boy’s, then headed for a walk around town, including a climb up the ridiculous hill on Lombard Street. Afterwards we drove across the city to Twin Peaks, where the view was out of control. Amazing!!! Then, to conclude our journey, we stopped by Point Lobos to see the ocean side of the city. After a shower and a nap we grabbed burgers and then settled back into the hotel room for the night. No comment on whether or not I was asleep by 9.

Our second day in San Francisco was as eventful and wonderful as the first! After an early start and a big breakfast of hash browns and eggs, we headed towards the water, stopping by the port, taking in the view of the Bay Bridge, and then heading towards Coit Tower. Coit Tower sits a top Telegraph Hill and to get there from the bay side you travel up the Filbert Steps, a series of staircases that cover over 370 steps and 25 stories. Lets just say that by the time we got to the top we were exhausted. We were hoping to climb to the top of the tower for what is said to be an incredible panoramic view of the city, but the tower is closed for renovations until later this spring. So, instead, we climbed down on the North Beach side of the tower and headed to Tupelo for a beer. Or three. We earned it. 

After catching our breath and refreshing ourselves we met up with some friends for pizza at Golden Boy’s, then headed for a walk around town, including a climb up the ridiculous hill on Lombard Street. Afterwards we drove across the city to Twin Peaks, where the view was out of control. Amazing!!! Then, to conclude our journey, we stopped by Point Lobos to see the ocean side of the city. After a shower and a nap we grabbed burgers and then settled back into the hotel room for the night. No comment on whether or not I was asleep by 9.

We are in San Francisco! After a very long plane ride wherein I spent many hours cursing my long-legged father and his long-legged genes, I made it here. And then, after wandering around trying to find food (unsuccessfully) until 1am SF time 4am body time we hit the hay and woke up ready to tackle the day. We managed to hit all of my must-see destinations in one 8 hour 9 1/2 mile walk, from the sea lions at Pier 39 to the Full House house. Dan was such a trooper, it was such a day! And isn’t he handsome? I’m a lucky lady. We are in San Francisco! After a very long plane ride wherein I spent many hours cursing my long-legged father and his long-legged genes, I made it here. And then, after wandering around trying to find food (unsuccessfully) until 1am SF time 4am body time we hit the hay and woke up ready to tackle the day. We managed to hit all of my must-see destinations in one 8 hour 9 1/2 mile walk, from the sea lions at Pier 39 to the Full House house. Dan was such a trooper, it was such a day! And isn’t he handsome? I’m a lucky lady. We are in San Francisco! After a very long plane ride wherein I spent many hours cursing my long-legged father and his long-legged genes, I made it here. And then, after wandering around trying to find food (unsuccessfully) until 1am SF time 4am body time we hit the hay and woke up ready to tackle the day. We managed to hit all of my must-see destinations in one 8 hour 9 1/2 mile walk, from the sea lions at Pier 39 to the Full House house. Dan was such a trooper, it was such a day! And isn’t he handsome? I’m a lucky lady. We are in San Francisco! After a very long plane ride wherein I spent many hours cursing my long-legged father and his long-legged genes, I made it here. And then, after wandering around trying to find food (unsuccessfully) until 1am SF time 4am body time we hit the hay and woke up ready to tackle the day. We managed to hit all of my must-see destinations in one 8 hour 9 1/2 mile walk, from the sea lions at Pier 39 to the Full House house. Dan was such a trooper, it was such a day! And isn’t he handsome? I’m a lucky lady. We are in San Francisco! After a very long plane ride wherein I spent many hours cursing my long-legged father and his long-legged genes, I made it here. And then, after wandering around trying to find food (unsuccessfully) until 1am SF time 4am body time we hit the hay and woke up ready to tackle the day. We managed to hit all of my must-see destinations in one 8 hour 9 1/2 mile walk, from the sea lions at Pier 39 to the Full House house. Dan was such a trooper, it was such a day! And isn’t he handsome? I’m a lucky lady. We are in San Francisco! After a very long plane ride wherein I spent many hours cursing my long-legged father and his long-legged genes, I made it here. And then, after wandering around trying to find food (unsuccessfully) until 1am SF time 4am body time we hit the hay and woke up ready to tackle the day. We managed to hit all of my must-see destinations in one 8 hour 9 1/2 mile walk, from the sea lions at Pier 39 to the Full House house. Dan was such a trooper, it was such a day! And isn’t he handsome? I’m a lucky lady. We are in San Francisco! After a very long plane ride wherein I spent many hours cursing my long-legged father and his long-legged genes, I made it here. And then, after wandering around trying to find food (unsuccessfully) until 1am SF time 4am body time we hit the hay and woke up ready to tackle the day. We managed to hit all of my must-see destinations in one 8 hour 9 1/2 mile walk, from the sea lions at Pier 39 to the Full House house. Dan was such a trooper, it was such a day! And isn’t he handsome? I’m a lucky lady. We are in San Francisco! After a very long plane ride wherein I spent many hours cursing my long-legged father and his long-legged genes, I made it here. And then, after wandering around trying to find food (unsuccessfully) until 1am SF time 4am body time we hit the hay and woke up ready to tackle the day. We managed to hit all of my must-see destinations in one 8 hour 9 1/2 mile walk, from the sea lions at Pier 39 to the Full House house. Dan was such a trooper, it was such a day! And isn’t he handsome? I’m a lucky lady. We are in San Francisco! After a very long plane ride wherein I spent many hours cursing my long-legged father and his long-legged genes, I made it here. And then, after wandering around trying to find food (unsuccessfully) until 1am SF time 4am body time we hit the hay and woke up ready to tackle the day. We managed to hit all of my must-see destinations in one 8 hour 9 1/2 mile walk, from the sea lions at Pier 39 to the Full House house. Dan was such a trooper, it was such a day! And isn’t he handsome? I’m a lucky lady. We are in San Francisco! After a very long plane ride wherein I spent many hours cursing my long-legged father and his long-legged genes, I made it here. And then, after wandering around trying to find food (unsuccessfully) until 1am SF time 4am body time we hit the hay and woke up ready to tackle the day. We managed to hit all of my must-see destinations in one 8 hour 9 1/2 mile walk, from the sea lions at Pier 39 to the Full House house. Dan was such a trooper, it was such a day! And isn’t he handsome? I’m a lucky lady.

We are in San Francisco! After a very long plane ride wherein I spent many hours cursing my long-legged father and his long-legged genes, I made it here. And then, after wandering around trying to find food (unsuccessfully) until 1am SF time 4am body time we hit the hay and woke up ready to tackle the day. We managed to hit all of my must-see destinations in one 8 hour 9 1/2 mile walk, from the sea lions at Pier 39 to the Full House house. Dan was such a trooper, it was such a day! And isn’t he handsome? I’m a lucky lady.

Some thoughts:

1. Magnetic paint. It’s amazing! Have you tried it?

2. Tomorrow I am on a plane for 8 hours (well, technically I’m on two planes for 8 hours airtime, plus layovers don’t remind me). I have no idea what I’m going to do. At least I bought a neck pillow?

3. What do the dogs even do when they’re upstairs?

4. Don’t tell Dan, but I woke up in the middle of the night last night and both dogs were on the bed (not unusual)… I let them stay there (highly unusual)(he’s already in San Francisco). I’ll probably not prevent them from sleeping on the bed tonight because I’m not such a huge fan of an empty bed. What have I become?

5. I haven’t run once this week. Or done yoga. I did, however, do a lot of yard work and carrying of heavy things at the new school. That counts, right?

6. I don’t feel guilty, however, because I plan on running frequently (daily?) while on vacation because that is one of the best things about vacation. Scenic exercise = the best exercise. 

7. To be honest, I’ll probably walk up at least half of the hills. 

8. I enjoyed the “mostly" aspects of our April diet today and had cheese pizza with sprouts and chives. 

9. And wine. Red, of course.

10. Because I’m brilliant I bought a six pack of Ruby Red Bird to greet us when we come home next Sunday. Nothing says “Happy Easter, I’m sorry you took a red eye” quite like grapefruit beer. 

I hosted book club tonight, something I’ve been stressing about for weeks. I’d always prefer to cook for someone before they find out I cook professionally, before they have any expectations of my abilities. Cooking for people who have built me up in their minds is a recipe for disaster, and I always dread it.
I went with something I know- grits. I did a simple grits bar with goat cheese grits and a spread of toppings. Paired with bone marrow Bloody Marys with pickled fiddlehead ferns and followed by cardamom biscuit banana pudding. It was all delicious and reviews were favorable, so maybe next time I host I’ll tread into new territory.
We read Katherine, by the way, which I very much enjoyed. River had the time of her life getting snuggles from everyone and Kaylee did surprisingly well, probably only because her bestie boo Mink came. Kaylee loves herself some Mink. I hosted book club tonight, something I’ve been stressing about for weeks. I’d always prefer to cook for someone before they find out I cook professionally, before they have any expectations of my abilities. Cooking for people who have built me up in their minds is a recipe for disaster, and I always dread it.
I went with something I know- grits. I did a simple grits bar with goat cheese grits and a spread of toppings. Paired with bone marrow Bloody Marys with pickled fiddlehead ferns and followed by cardamom biscuit banana pudding. It was all delicious and reviews were favorable, so maybe next time I host I’ll tread into new territory.
We read Katherine, by the way, which I very much enjoyed. River had the time of her life getting snuggles from everyone and Kaylee did surprisingly well, probably only because her bestie boo Mink came. Kaylee loves herself some Mink. I hosted book club tonight, something I’ve been stressing about for weeks. I’d always prefer to cook for someone before they find out I cook professionally, before they have any expectations of my abilities. Cooking for people who have built me up in their minds is a recipe for disaster, and I always dread it.
I went with something I know- grits. I did a simple grits bar with goat cheese grits and a spread of toppings. Paired with bone marrow Bloody Marys with pickled fiddlehead ferns and followed by cardamom biscuit banana pudding. It was all delicious and reviews were favorable, so maybe next time I host I’ll tread into new territory.
We read Katherine, by the way, which I very much enjoyed. River had the time of her life getting snuggles from everyone and Kaylee did surprisingly well, probably only because her bestie boo Mink came. Kaylee loves herself some Mink. I hosted book club tonight, something I’ve been stressing about for weeks. I’d always prefer to cook for someone before they find out I cook professionally, before they have any expectations of my abilities. Cooking for people who have built me up in their minds is a recipe for disaster, and I always dread it.
I went with something I know- grits. I did a simple grits bar with goat cheese grits and a spread of toppings. Paired with bone marrow Bloody Marys with pickled fiddlehead ferns and followed by cardamom biscuit banana pudding. It was all delicious and reviews were favorable, so maybe next time I host I’ll tread into new territory.
We read Katherine, by the way, which I very much enjoyed. River had the time of her life getting snuggles from everyone and Kaylee did surprisingly well, probably only because her bestie boo Mink came. Kaylee loves herself some Mink. I hosted book club tonight, something I’ve been stressing about for weeks. I’d always prefer to cook for someone before they find out I cook professionally, before they have any expectations of my abilities. Cooking for people who have built me up in their minds is a recipe for disaster, and I always dread it.
I went with something I know- grits. I did a simple grits bar with goat cheese grits and a spread of toppings. Paired with bone marrow Bloody Marys with pickled fiddlehead ferns and followed by cardamom biscuit banana pudding. It was all delicious and reviews were favorable, so maybe next time I host I’ll tread into new territory.
We read Katherine, by the way, which I very much enjoyed. River had the time of her life getting snuggles from everyone and Kaylee did surprisingly well, probably only because her bestie boo Mink came. Kaylee loves herself some Mink.

I hosted book club tonight, something I’ve been stressing about for weeks. I’d always prefer to cook for someone before they find out I cook professionally, before they have any expectations of my abilities. Cooking for people who have built me up in their minds is a recipe for disaster, and I always dread it.

I went with something I know- grits. I did a simple grits bar with goat cheese grits and a spread of toppings. Paired with bone marrow Bloody Marys with pickled fiddlehead ferns and followed by cardamom biscuit banana pudding. It was all delicious and reviews were favorable, so maybe next time I host I’ll tread into new territory.

We read Katherine, by the way, which I very much enjoyed. River had the time of her life getting snuggles from everyone and Kaylee did surprisingly well, probably only because her bestie boo Mink came. Kaylee loves herself some Mink.

Last weekend I headed up to DC for my friend Rachael’s bachelorette party, which was everything you hope for in a bachelorette weekend. We got our nails done, we drank fancy cocktails, we drank out of inappropriately shaped straws, we flirted with boys in bars (all of whom were born after 1990 which made us feel old and gross and old), we played games, we got fancy, we ate chili cheese dogs at 2am, and so on and so forth. It was fabulous.  Last weekend I headed up to DC for my friend Rachael’s bachelorette party, which was everything you hope for in a bachelorette weekend. We got our nails done, we drank fancy cocktails, we drank out of inappropriately shaped straws, we flirted with boys in bars (all of whom were born after 1990 which made us feel old and gross and old), we played games, we got fancy, we ate chili cheese dogs at 2am, and so on and so forth. It was fabulous.  Last weekend I headed up to DC for my friend Rachael’s bachelorette party, which was everything you hope for in a bachelorette weekend. We got our nails done, we drank fancy cocktails, we drank out of inappropriately shaped straws, we flirted with boys in bars (all of whom were born after 1990 which made us feel old and gross and old), we played games, we got fancy, we ate chili cheese dogs at 2am, and so on and so forth. It was fabulous.  Last weekend I headed up to DC for my friend Rachael’s bachelorette party, which was everything you hope for in a bachelorette weekend. We got our nails done, we drank fancy cocktails, we drank out of inappropriately shaped straws, we flirted with boys in bars (all of whom were born after 1990 which made us feel old and gross and old), we played games, we got fancy, we ate chili cheese dogs at 2am, and so on and so forth. It was fabulous.  Last weekend I headed up to DC for my friend Rachael’s bachelorette party, which was everything you hope for in a bachelorette weekend. We got our nails done, we drank fancy cocktails, we drank out of inappropriately shaped straws, we flirted with boys in bars (all of whom were born after 1990 which made us feel old and gross and old), we played games, we got fancy, we ate chili cheese dogs at 2am, and so on and so forth. It was fabulous. 

Last weekend I headed up to DC for my friend Rachael’s bachelorette party, which was everything you hope for in a bachelorette weekend. We got our nails done, we drank fancy cocktails, we drank out of inappropriately shaped straws, we flirted with boys in bars (all of whom were born after 1990 which made us feel old and gross and old), we played games, we got fancy, we ate chili cheese dogs at 2am, and so on and so forth. It was fabulous.