Ghirardelli salted caramel hot chocolate
J line Metro to the Mission--took me forEVER to realize that what I was looking for wasn't a bus but was a subway. Sneaky. It was like looking for Platform 9 3/4 there for a while.
Gorgeous weather requiring sunblock. GH offered to apply some to the part in my hair and ended up smearing about 1/4 a cup of the stuff in there. So I looked awesome.
Bi-Rite Creamery. I got honey lavender and hazelnut with dandelion cocoa nibs, GH chose salted caramel and banana. We stood in a line of about 10 people at around noon, and when we walked past later in the afternoon that line stretched down the block and around the corner. Well played, in retrospect, us!
Tartine bakery. We snagged the bread pudding with strawberries, a morning bun, and pain au chocolate to go, which I munched on all afternoon. Have to say though that the bread pudding, while delicious, was soggier than I prefer. The quiches and croque monsieurs looked amazing.
Imagiknits yarn store was nearby, so I snagged a cuddly skein of Malabrigo Worsted to make the fetus a San Francisco souvenir.
Beet salad at Dolores Park Cafe. I had to stop texting my sister Jenny to tell her every time restaurants had gluten-free breads and macaroons because I would have been texting her constantly. Also, I love all the beautiful water dispensers with the mint leaves and lemon slices inside.
Japantown, where I checked out bento box cuteness but didn't have time to wait in the massive lines. Probably for the best, since maybe those things were full of chemicals anyway.
Kabuki Sundance Theatre, watched Much Ado. Alexis Denisof and Amy Acker, who played the leads, were there to introduce the film and did a Q&A afterwards. The movie was lots of fun, and I enjoyed hearing some of the behind-the-scenes stuff.
Then GH grabbed some chicken at Popeyes, which had the distinction of being the filthiest eating establishment I've ever been in. (And some of you have seen my kitchen.) I wasn't hungry but this place would have tanked my appetite.
Losing steam. GH has gotten stronger and more used to the constant walking, whereas I started strong but get slower every day. Plus either the pregnancy or the shift in elevation or both has my gravity all off and I feel like the ground is moving under me. Which is fun. Took it easy today (Day 5) and killed time in low-key ways, like checking out the Westfield Mall food court, which was amazing and had all these local restaurants and served food on actual dishes instead of paper or plastic. Also we paid eleventy-million dollars to see a matinee of The Croods, until it was time to catch the Bart to the airport, whereupon we learned about the...
...cancelled flight. Yeah. Mechanical something. So now we are in a hotel in South San Francisco and will catch a flight tomorrow morning.
I really was ready to get home, and I wasn't going to be able to wait until the morning to sneak into the Dark Lord's room and pick him up and snuggle him. I had to settle for a FaceTime conversation with him where we sang Old McDonald before Spitfire put him to bed. She and my sister-in-law are saving the day tomorrow by trading off so TDL doesn't have to get picked up by Family Services or whoever it is who takes in abandoned children.
Wish us luck that things will go smoothly tomorrow!
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