Monday, September 26, 2016

San Francisco!

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!

Muir beach!

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!


  1. Looks like it was a fun weekend! And you look fantastic! I live vicariously through all of your adventures!

  2. Love the pics of you and the bump through the city! Looks like a fabulous trip!!

  3. So fun!!! Went went to SF for the first time last month and absolutely loved it! And major props to you for walking around that city (especially Lombard Street) which pregnant. I nearly died from the hills, hahah ;)

  4. What a fun weekend getaway before baby gets here!! Love that y'all got to do this trip :)

  5. What a great getaway for you guys-- it looks like you packed in so many things in such a short time. The pictures of the bridge with the fog are so cool-- though I can't imagine driving on it and not being able to see, but I guess they're used to it? What is ramen like?? I've never had it, but have been wanting to try it even though I'm not super adventurous.

  6. It looks like you guys had a blast! Can't believe how much you hit and got to see. The foods looks yummy too!

  7. Looks fun!! I live somewhat close to SF so I have enjoyed many of the same sights. It's a neat city... but I'm glad I don't live there! Good choice on avoiding driving.

  8. Oh my gosh - you two always have the most fun adventuring! I love it! San Fran looks amazing. I can't believe that fog!!!

  9. Wow, Lisa, what a special weekend. I know you guys will treasure this trip. I've always wanted to go to San Fran. We talked about going for our honeymoon and to Napa and such, but we ended up doing London (which was amazing too). I know this sounds crazy, but I've always wanted to go to see the Red Woods. I had a blood transfusion while I was sick, and my blood came from someone in the Red Woods, CA. Since then I've always felt some weird connection there, and I just know it would be so beautiful. That is crazy about the fog on the bridge. Although I'm sure you didn't get the view you hoped for, you will definitely have an awesome memory out of it. You are looking so lovely, and you're almost there!

  10. You look absolutely beautiful!! What a great idea to do a hop-on-hop-off bus with such little time in the city. I've never been this time of year, but it looks so perfect!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven

  11. So fun! Glad you guys are squeezing in all the trips before baby arrives.

  12. Glad you guys got in one final trip before baby comes! Your photos are gorgeous and it looks like you guys crossed off so many of the key SF things!

  13. Glad you had fun. Ramen for dinner sounds great!

  14. Lisa, I have somehow been missing your posts for (obviously) months now but I wanted to stop in and say congratulations and you look fantastic!!! I am going to be catching up on everything I've missed!! Hope you are feeling well and getting so excited!

  15. I love SF! It looks like you were really able to enjoy the city in a short amount of time. I need to do a bus tour next time I am there. One of my best friends moved on the other side of the bay bridge 2 years ago and it's always so fun to visit.

  16. I am dying to get to San Francisco! Your food looks great and you packed a ton of sightseeing in to such a short amount of time! xx, I'm Fixin' To

  17. Okay... that milkshake??? Sign. Me. Up. Too funny about the bridge. So typical. The water looks gorgeous though and I'm glad you two were able to sneak away together one last time!!


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