Looking forward to the big move into our new home in September

Saturday, January 07, 2012

San Francisco

We arrived on Wednesday here in San Francisco, it is indeed a fabulous city!
Julie, Caroline and me are missing Becky who had to cancel the trip in the last minute.
We rented a car at the airport and drove to the King George Hotel, which is located in the Center (Union Square)
We do have to connected room, feels like a suite (but not really very luxury)

On Thursday we bought a day ticket for the Cable Car and drove the whole route up to Fisherman's Wharf.
There is a lovely view to the Golden Gate Bridge and a lot of tourist stores. We had a lot of fun to watch into the shops
We went up to Ghiradelli, where I couldn't resisted to have a icecream cone - it was delicious
We hopped on the Cable Car again to go the Chinatown. This is really another world, interesting to see the herbshops and all this lovely jewelry shops. I do love very light Jade and found a wonderful bangle and today I bought a coordinating little dragonthing I'll frame with tiny Japanese glass beads for a necklace. I do own another Jade bangle which is carved already.
From Chinatown we drove again by Cable Car to Market Square and entered the Westfield Shopping mall. We had a lot of fun in the Very Bradley shop, Julie bought some things there. We also got a Pandora charm for each of us to have a memory of this common journey.

Today we got picked up from Randy who drove us across the Golden Gate Bridge, where we stopped to take pictures, but it was really foggy. We had a short stop in Sausalito, which is a lovely village right on the border (pretty houses and lovely shops)
She took us to a fancy restaurant (Buckeye Roadhouse) and we had a nice dinner
We left her at the Chinatown to buy something we forgot yesterday and on the way to the hotel we got to Britex fabrics.
This is fantastic store on 4 stages with a wonderful range of all kind of fabrics, ribbons, buttons and other goodies.
We are making plans for tomorrow and Sunday, when we'll leave SF and driving south.
We got an invitation of another Dear Jane Quilter to see her quilts at her home. We booked the rooms for 2 nights in the Montery area. Next stop for 2 nights is in San Luis Obispo and one more night in southern St. Barbara is booked as well. Than we'll stay at a friends house and go to the theater in Hollywood on the 13th (the Wicked).
We enjoy each and every minute and have a lot of fun together!
Tomorrow I'll try to post pictures
That it for now.


4 comments:

Faithful Quilter:Elaine's Journey said...

Brigitte,

I live in San Luis Obispo....!!!!!

Would LOVE to see you....

Hugs

Elaine at the beach

Rosa Robichaud said...

Oh, you lucky girl!!!

I only wish that I was a little mouse, in your pocket... *grin*

Have a great time, Brigitte!!!!

Rosa

gisa said...

liebe brigitte, das klingT alles sooo super! ich wünsche euch weiterhin viel spaß in amiland und grüße übern teich
gisa

ConnieB/CA said...

You saw a lot of things in that short time! Had a great time meeting you, have fun the rest of your trip.