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Vacay in San Fran

June 12, 2017 2 comments3683 views

Cali, Cali Californiaaaa! Saturday morning and our little vacay to San Fran begins. First up, we catch an early morning flight from Newark to San Fran and have a little breaky at the airport. The menu sounded great, the little cafe looked cute. The food, not so good. The description on the menu certainly did not match the end result. This is hands down, the most oily and greasy meal we’ve been served up so far in NYC.

Breakfast

Feeling queasy, we boarded – and luckily things picked up from there. First, the Virgin America safety video is awesome. We saw it come out when we were in Aus, but when you’re sitting in a plane and everyone’s thoroughly enjoying the music video, it’s totally different from watching it at home on youtube.

Touchdown in San Fran and the sun is shining and people are smiling, I like this place already. We kickoff with a road trip down to Silicon Valley visiting Apple, Facebook, Google, Stanford, Steve Job’s house and the garage where LISA was created. We then checked out Lombard Street, the Golden Gate Bridge, Muir Woods, Sausalito, the Palace of Fine Arts and then caught the intense sunset before heading to Burma Superstar for dinner where I swear we were dining with guys from the NBA (we measured up to their knees). After dinner, it was time to check into the hotel. There’s something super fun about wearing a hotel robe and slippers around the place.

There is so much to see and do in San Fran. The week saw us check out Union Square, China Town, North Beach, Pier 35, Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf, Ghiradelli Square, Fort Mason, the Golden Gate Park, the Japanese Tea Garden, DeYoung Museum and JFK Drive, Music concourse and California Academy of Science, Conservatory of Flowers, live jazz, Haight Ashbury, Alamo Square, Civic Center and finally Alcatraz. We were out for drinks and dinner every night and were not disappointed once!

During the week, parallel to all the sight seeing, shit was going down at the Capital. First, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, NSA Director Michael S. Rogers and Acting FBI director McCabe testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee. And it was intense. They wouldn’t answer any questions directly, and the Senate was like – why the f**k aren’t you answering these questions?! Next day, Comey testifies under oath before the Senate Intelligence Committee and blows the lid off all the shit that everyone’s been assuming but no one’s managed to confirm. Ah man, it has been SAH JUICY. AND THEN. During the ad breaks, there are these campaign ads saying “PRESIDENT TRUMP NEEDS YOUR HELP. CALL 800 787 NOW TO PLEDGE YOUR COMMITMENT AND SHOW YOUR SUPPORT T0 THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.” Cancel your Netflix subscription, this is the best drama out now.

Photos of our 9 day vacay below!

All smiles. Not bad for a 5am start
Our little road trip vehicle
Fresh salad in San Fran! Sah good!

Road trip through Silicon Valley

Steve Jobs house – apple trees in the front
Next stop, Google!
Riding around Google Campus

#HireMe!
Apple

#HireMe
WWDC17 covfefe
The garage where LISA was created
Next stop, Stanford
Stanford
#frat
Next stop, San Fran!
Tonga Room & Hurricane Bar
Covfefe cocktails
Hopefully the diet to end all diets
Painted ladies
The Painted Ladies
Transamerica Pyramid
Parking on a hill
Helpful signage
Lombard Street
Lombard Street
Lombard Street

When you try get a photo of you both jumping at the same time

Muir woods
Muir woods
Muir woods
Muir woods
Muir woods
Muir woods
Muir woods
Road trip
Cocktail o’clock
Sausalito
Sausalito

When you accidentally stumble across a game of thrones set
Palace of Fine Arts

Walls of the Westin
Coit Tower

Week night cocktails and jazz

High chairs

 

No house Nikki #smashedavo

Japanese Tea Garden
Who don? Udon
Japanese Tea Garden
Japanese Tea Garden
Covfefe cocktails
First #game (which turned out to be basketball, not softball)

San Fran Trams

Trying to get “Alcatraz” in the photo

Real tourists #AudioTour
Locked in D block

Clam chowder

 

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