San Francisco, Road Trip! (Post FNCE)

As soon as FNCE was over, the girl's were ready to hit the road up to San Francisco.  My friend Amanda was turning 30 and her friend Danita (happy to say my friend now too!) was turning 31, so this was a super celebration for all.  Amanda's friend (mine now too, who I had met before) Toni joined us for this fun filled adventure.

I started my day of with this cereal sample that I picked up at FNCE.  I can say that FNCE, with all of it's samples, made for a well stocked road trip.  The snacks were awesome!  I actually was surprised with this cereal.  I really liked it and I would probably buy it if the price was right.
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Amanda and I headed out, picked up Danita (left) and then headed to Carlsbad for Toni (right).
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Once the car was filled with people and things, Amanda was ready to go.  
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Surprisingly from Carlsbad the trip was not too bad and only 8 hours.  It was an easier drive than any of us expected.  We passed a Six Flags.
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Actually, we passed Disney too.

Look at the nice open road in front of us.  Traffic in LA wasn't even that bad.
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Ever had a crazy coincidence happen?  I know we all have.  This was one of those weird, freaky moments.  Check out how many miles to San Francisco:
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Now, check out what time it was when we passed this sign:
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FREAKY!

Here are some more pics from the drive up.
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No comments on how dirty Amanda's windshield is, OK.
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We passed this lake.  Can't remember which one this is, but I know I tried and tried and tried to get a picture and then finally I got one with some water in it.  
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Once we got in, checked in to the hotel, washed up, and took a deep breath, I contacted my step brother, who just moved to the San Francisco area.  We met up with him at a bar near his house, which was only 15 minutes from our hotel (we stayed by the airport, not in the city).  Since we never really ate dinner, we found this place to grab a bite to eat.
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Yum, gotta love those late night eats!
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I shared this burrito with Amanda.
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The next day we took the hotel shuttle downtown.  Here are some pictures from along the water as we entered the city and drove past all the piers.
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Welcome to Pier 39!  Certainly a well known spot.
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Gotta love this one:
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Love being by the water.
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Anyone know what Pier 39 is famous for? (hint, it is on the sign)
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The sea lions!  I am so happy I got some pictures.  Ryan and I visited here before, but my pictures somehow got erased.
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When looking for lunch, we checked out so many places.  This one looked interesting,
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and they were featuring this crazy fish sandwich.
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While that really looked good, Boudin's was calling our names.
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This is THE place to get your sourdough bread fix.
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I love the animals made from sourdough.
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For lunch we stuck with sandwiches and clam chowder in bread bowls.
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Gotta love Fisherman's Wharf!
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Lovin the crabs here too.
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Oh, and of course, we stopped at the Hard Rock.  Mostly to use the bathroom, but also to pick up some things.  I already have a shirt from here so I didn't buy another.
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QUESTIONS:  When was the last time you went on a road trip?  Do you like sourdough bread?  Clam chowder?  Ever been to San Francisco?

6 comments:

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

Sounds like a great trip!

This post reminds me that it's been way too long since I've been to SF!!! We live so close but hardly ever go. I think I'll convince hubby to go to the Farmers' Market in the Ferry Building on Saturday... :)

Mer said...

OMG i love San Fran! I am so happy the sea lions are back, i know that for some reason, they left 4 a while. Glad U got to see them and had FUN! HBD Amanda!

Gina; The Candid RD said...

I seriously MISS taking road trips with my friends! The last road trip I went on was with Nick to NYC. It was one of the best memories ever. This weekend we are taking a mini road trip to a wedding up north. I'm pretty excited :)

I've never been to SF, but I have some friends there so I need to go! I do love clam chowder AND sourdough. Yum yum.

Special K said...

Road trips are the best! I have been to SF, and it was uber cool when I was there. I would love to be back there, and even better, to go with friends. Do you know that the fortune cookie was made there?

Mr. Matt said...

Glad to see you're eating your fiber Melinda.

Nicole, RD said...

I love the photos, what a fun trip[! I've never been to San Fran, but I'm going next weekend...officially very excited!!

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