San Francisco weekend

My older daughter turned 17 yesterday. For her birthday gift, she asked for a family weekend trip to San Francisco. How sweet is that? We lucked out with perfect weather and even got to see a bit of the Blue Angels air show.

012 Here’s the birthday girl herself. There’s nothing better than watching your kids grown up to be lovely young adults.

 

 

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And here’s her sister. We discovered a little free library and the younger kid nabbed a book, then enjoyed reading with amazing weather and a world-class view. What book would you read here?

 

 

063Have you read my book Staged? A crucial scene takes place in one of these houses (which I’ve made somewhat more upscale in my version of San Francisco).

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One of the very cool things we did was visit the ruins of the Sutro Baths. You can climb all over the ruins and walk through a tunnel, enjoying this bit of the city’s history.

 

 

071 My husband enjoyed the beer flight at Beach Chalet. I enjoyed the waiter–who spilled one of these onto my husband and will become a character in a future book.

 

 

 

086 We went to California Academy of Sciences, where I fell in love with the sea dragons. These guys are so adorable and amazing! They look like something from Dr. Seuss.

 

 

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And we made a stop at the Camera Obscura at Cliff House.

 

 

 

It was a nearly perfect weekend. Even my Fitbit was happy. Over 3 days, I walked up the equivalent of 60 flights of stairs.

2 thoughts on “San Francisco weekend

  1. Great post. San Francisco is one of my favorite cities in the world. There is great food, weather, people, and a variety of tourist attractions that really make it worth a trip. If you get the chance next time, take a short trip up over the Golden Gate Bridge to Muir Woods National Park where they have the Giant Redwoods. Also Alcatraz is a must see.

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