TL and I are so fortunate that we get to spend so much time in San Francisco. It's just a quick car ride away!
This last weekend, the weather was incredible. 80 degrees, sunny, beautiful.
Friday, by the direction of some business people we met, we ate lunch at Trademark - which is on this tiny alley full of restaurants. It reminded me of an alley you would see in Europe. They had all different restaurants, and all different types of food. Trademark is American cuisine, but at its best! It was delicious.
Belden Alley - Trademark is a few of the awnings down. (photo via)
We are definitely going back to that Alley next time we want a new place to eat!
For dinner, we ate with my MIL at XYZ, which is a hip little restaurant at the bottom of the W Hotel. It was really good food, too. Some of the best risotto I have ever had!
XYZ - it has a view of 3rd street, right next to the Metreon. (photo via)
On Saturday, we did some exploring of Golden Gate Park. TL hadn't really been there, and the handful of times I have been through college, I haven't done much walking around. We (& the pups) walked for almost 2 hours and I was amazed at how lush and beautiful the grounds are. There are some amazing museums there, as well. We randomly ran into a few of my sorority sisters outside of one of the museums - so fun to see them!
TL walking with Maximus & Zeus - they went "off roading" so the pups could take care of business.
There is a lake in GGP and they have paddle boat & bike rentals. We vowed to rent a paddle boat next time we go!
Cute log cabin nestled in the trees - and beautiful hydrangeas!
This is that little lake - hard to see, but there were a ton of turtles sun bathing on one of the logs.
And, Sunday - we went to the Niner game with my dad and BIL, Joe. It was an awesome game - Niners won in overtime against the Rams. It was perfect weather, too, for a ball game - no jacket needed!
It was a really great weekend.
We are so lucky we have the opportunity to have these mini-vacations :)
Hope you're having a wonderful Tuesday!