August 22, 2008

888 Russian Hill

We're in San Francisco! A few things that made yesterday a rocking, rocking day:

1) Our flight from Austin stopped in El Paso (new slogan: the city that looks just like Salt Lake) and then LA and was continuing on to Oakland. We were supposed to get of in LA and catch a different flight to San Francisco. But, when we deplaned, we discovered that our flight was delayed an hour (also, I do not trust delays - I feel like once they have delayed an hour, they have no qualms in delaying another few hours). So, we marched over to the ticket counter and asked to get back on our previous plane so we could go to Oakland instead. And, miracle of miracles, they said yes. So we arrived in Oakland 45 minutes before we were originally scheduled too and at least two hours before we would have if we'd waited for the delayed plane. Success!

2) We arrived at our hotel several hours before check-in and yet, they let us have our room keys right away. Rocking. Also, since we'd reserved our room on Priceline, we didn't get to specify whether we wanted two doubles or one king. Fortunately, they had a room with one king.

3) In our past travels to new cities, we've stayed outside of town because it is less expensive. But this time, thanks to Priceline, we are staying smack dab in the middle of the city. And that is pretty much the greatest thing ever - we can keep popping back to our hotel to grab forgotten items or drop off new purchases (Bart bought two new excellent pairs of jeans and two new pairs of dress shoes yesterday).

4) We went Triptych for dinner last night and Bart declared the salmon and corn one of the best meals he's had at a restaurant in years (fortunate for him that he added the "at a restaurant" qualifier).

Today we're off to Chinatown, Alcatraz, and, of course, In-n-Out. Because we're high class like that. Oh, I can't wait for a delicious, delicious cheeseburger.

18 comments:

  1. Glad to hear you are having a great time! I miss SF so much! We just moved from there...check out the Hyde Street Pier (it's free unless you want to go on the boats) and ride the glass elevator at the Westin St. Francis (at union square), also free :)

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  2. Ha! I haven't even read your post yet, I just saw the title and smiled. :) 459 Durella Street. :) So ironic too, because I quoted from that movie TODAY in my post as well. Love it. Enjoy San Francisco, it's a beautiful city "I want to come here on my honeymoon!"

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  3. sounds like fun! enjoy the rest of your trip. i can't wait to hear about alcatraz...

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  4. I'll try to be happy for you and not jealous that you get to eat In-n-out and I don't. :) I haven't had it in almost two years and I could definitely go for a double double right now.

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  5. mmmm, In N Out! Carrisa and I went there whilst in SF also.

    NOW I'm HUNGRY!

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  6. Don't shoot I'm part Italian! That's got to be one of my top three movies of all time. Glad you got to stay in the thick of things. I'd love to go to SF.

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  7. Oh! I'm jealous too! I LOVE San Fransisco. Enjoy it a little extra for me!

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  8. I must say that I LOVED Alcatraz when I went there with my mom and sister several years ago...the only way to do that is by the head set and your own tour! Have fun!

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  9. Boo! Salt Lake is so much better in every way than EL Paso. Ryan and I call El Paso the butt hole of Texas (pardon our adj. choice) and while SLC has some trashy parts, the lovely parts (MOUNTAINS, the Greek Slovaki, Sugarhouse, David Archuletta) far out way the West Valley woes. I cringed when I read the comparison.

    But I still like you and hope your trip continues to be fabulous.

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  10. You are seeing more of SF than I did! I saw downtown, and the mission...and that is it.

    HAVE FUN!

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  11. I love love LOVE San Francisco!! I am so happy your trip is starting out oin the Fantastic Foot. Can't wait to hear more/see pictures/live vicariously through you.

    xox

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  12. Sounds like a great adventure! If you get a chance, you should go down to pier 39. I'm sure it's changed a lot, but when we lived in that area when I was a kid I remember going there and having a good time eating new things and looking at new sights. See ya when you get back!

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  13. Sounds so fun! We love going to SF! I'm glad you're having a good time, enjoy the rest of your trip!

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  14. So El Paso is the new SLC? Well I've always thought SF is the new Seattle. Except not as clean.

    Anyway, enjoy the rest of your trip!!

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  15. San Fran is one of the best places to visit like this! Make the most of it!

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  16. Sounds like so much fun! Looks like you got lucky with the flight, too!
    I heart In-N-Out, I was there not too long ago...
    Your hubby is a smart man for mentioning "at a restaurant". Any guy should know that not specifying is suicide. ha ha :)

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