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Dec 27 / Amy

A San Francisco Babymoon – Day 1

Josh was asked to speak at a Social Media conference at the end of August in San Francisco, and since I’d always wanted to go to SF, I suggested that he make a long weekend out of the trip and we do an early babymoon (at 19 weeks).  We talked about it as a possibility, but in looking at the Atlanta Braves schedule, it just so turned out that they were playing in San Francisco that weekend – decision made!

Arrival & Day 1:

I flew out after work on Thursday and met him in his hotel room.  The flight out was rough – I’m not a fan of turbulence!  By the time I got to the city from the airport it was late and I was exhausted, so we called it a night pretty early.  The next morning we checked out of the hotel he’d been staying in and transferred our belongings over to the InterContinental Hotel – Mark Hopkins, thanks to the Friends & Family discount from a good friend. 😉

Hotel Sign

Hotel Sign

Hotel Exterior

Hotel Exterior

Pic of our room

Pic of our room

 

Bathroom

Bathroom

Once we were settled in the hotel, we found the trolley and went down to Fisherman’s Wharf to explore.  Getting there was somewhat of an ordeal, but we eventually made it!

At Fisherman's Wharf

At Fisherman’s Wharf

We had lunch at No. 9 Fishermen’s Grotto, and it was very good!  We ordered calamari for an appetizer, and I had the Boston clam chowder, while Josh had the Bay Shrimp Sandwich.  We were both satisfied with our options, and quite full after we finished!

Calamari

Calamari

Boston Clam Chowder

Boston Clam Chowder

Bay Shrimp Sandwich

Bay Shrimp Sandwich

We continued walking around, checked out some of the gift shops, and made our way down to see the seals.

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On the recommendation of a vendor that I work with for one of my clients, we just *had* to get an ice cream sundae from Ghirardelli.  It was late in the afternoon, and I knew there was a chance I’d ruin dinner with one, but I didn’t really care, so we stopped at the “On-the-Go” location.  Surprisingly, Josh didn’t want any, so I had it all to myself!

Woo hoo!

Woo hoo!

The amazing sundae!

The amazing sundae!

If you’re asking, it was totally worth ruining dinner to enjoy one of these bad boys.

Later that night we decided to walk to a nearby restaurant to get something to eat.  Based on recommendations on Foursquare, we went to Sanraku.  It was PACKED!  Since we didn’t think it was a place that would require a reservation, we opted to do take-out and walk back to the hotel.  What I didn’t mention is that we walked 4-5 blocks downhill to this restaurant, which meant we had to walk UP that massive hill to get back to the hotel.  I may or may not have cursed under my breath (that I was out of) the whole way back.

We had dinner and called it a night – we wanted to get down to the San Francisco Giants‘ AT&T Park early on Saturday before the baseball game, so we needed to get some rest!

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