It’s no secret my first travel love is the City by the Bay. I’d live in San Francisco if it was guaranteed that the girls could get into a top-notch public school, we could live in a house (not a condo or duplex) in the Marina, I’d have and endless stream of interesting travel writing and copywriting related work, RAS could get a great IT job, our bank account would be perpetually full, we could shop at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market at least once a week, and I had San Francisco Giants season tickets.
Yeah, that’s how remote the chances are. Well, maybe not the part about RAS’s job.
But as long as I’m alive (or blogging here), I’ll be writing about it.
We took an extremely short trip last weekend to the Bay Area, ostensibly to visit my mother who can’t travel anymore and spend some time with my sister and brother-in-law. The girls missed a day of school on Friday because of this, and our stay was still too short. It’s for this reason my post is mostly pictures and video. And not the best pictures, in some cases, like this one taken through a very dirty windshield.
Despite our restricted time, we did manage to attend a much-sought-after Giants game with their #1 despised rival, the Los Angeles Dodgers, with my sister and brother-in-law. We picked the right game to go to, apparently – they won 9-2, and pulled within one game of LA for first place.
Then the roof caved in the next day. The Giants lost 17-4. A horrible score that would’ve been acceptable for football, but absolutely NOT for baseball. Then they lost again the next day – both the game and more ground on the Dodgers. Maybe we should’ve gone to those games, too.
But for the time we were there, and for the girls’ first visit to the Giants’ home field, we had a great time.
At least the garlic fries were pretty good…there were just too many of them, and we got them a little too cold. But if you come to a northern California sporting event, it’s a requirement that you buy some of these delicious calorie bombs that will ensure nobody will be around you for the next three days…vampires or anyone else.
Before that, we visited my friend MH, who has a cool needlepoint shop in San Rafael. To get there, we had to cross…you know, that bridge. As I say in the background, the one that always gets destroyed in movies.
This video of the Golden Gate shows one of my favorite San Francisco scenes. I just love how the fog creeps in, no matter what time of the day it is, no matter what the season or the weather. You just don’t see that anywhere else in the country, maybe even the world. It’s iconically all part of the City.
My motto is: A short trip to San Francisco is better than no trip at all.