Last weekend John and I took a quick trip to San Francisco to have one final adventure before baby Pray's arrival. We weren't there long, but it was wonderful to spend a weekend together in a city we had not explored before - not to mention we were all about the cooler weather!
Here's a quick recap of our weekend in the Golden City.
We arrived in San Francisco on Saturday afternoon and immediately went downtown for lunch. John enjoyed an celebratory beer and I, not wanting to be out done, ordered the most delicious cookie dough milk shake... yes, please!
Our lunch overlooked Union Square and it was a fun way to take in a bit of the city while taking a second to relax after our flight.
Since we didn't have much time in the city, we decided that we would try to hit the majority of the tourist locations... our first stop: the Painted Ladies!
I'd like to think that I've had an active-ish pregnancy, but whoo, let me tell you, the hilly streets really were quite the workout for my calves!! I was huffing and puffing making my way up to Lombard Street, and although the views were beautiful at the top, the walk back down hill didn't feel nearly long enough. ;)
The bottom of Lombard Street!
Hilly streets and beautiful views.
To help maximize our agenda, we decided to do a hop-on-hop-off bus tour... which was such a great decision for us. I know me, and I know my husband, and neither of us would have enjoyed trying to navigate the traffic and parking around the city.
We were able to enjoy the sunshine, listen to the narrated tour, and take in the views!
Our fabulous (read: sarcasm) view of the Golden Gate Bridge.
This was our view while driving on the Golden Gate Bridge... we couldn't see anything and we would have been slightly frustrated if we didn't find the whole thing a tad bit funny! Truly, while approaching the bridge there was a point where we couldn't even see that we were on it, ha!
34 weeks pregnant and the San Francisco Bay!
After our "viewing" of the Golden Gate Bridge, we took a little stop to walk around Fisherman's Wharf.
From there we had dinner at the Ferry Building along the Embarcadero at Hog Island Oyster Company. The food was delish and the atmosphere was perfect!
Our view from dinner!
The weather while we were visiting was absolutely beautiful - mid 60s! And not only that, but many of the trees had already started changing colors for fall... so I couldn't help but want to capture a bump photo to celebrate the changing season.
Sunday morning John headed to Muir Woods for an early morning trail run.
Muir Woods is a National Monument with ridiculously tall redwood trees... some of which are over 250 feet tall!
The weather was a bit too cold for walking, but perfect for running... so basically, it was John's dream weather!
Ramen for dinner! And can I just say that it was a straight-up miracle that I did not spill anything on my shirt?! Being pregnant is a funny thing... I am no more messy than I was before, but now that I'm pregnant, anything that drops gets caught on my belly!
Needless to say, I feel like a total slob half of the time, and thought it was an act of God that I left dinner with a clean shirt!
And a little dessert at Milk and Wood to round out our evening. We need to get one of these places in Texas stat - ice cream popsicles with chocolate drizzlings and toppings... so delicious!
It was a fun weekend exploring a new city together... and although we had a wonderful time, I think we both left ready to come home and finish the final preparations for baby Pray!