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.