dave and i snuck away a day early from dillon beach and headed to san francisco. i love this city and was excited for dave to visit for the first time. the #1 thing dave wanted to see was alcatraz and apparently it was also the #1 thing all tourists in SF wanted to see. we realized this when we went to buy tickets and they were sold out for the next 7 days! yikes! i knew it was popular but i had no idea you had to plan that far in advance (i’m more of a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants girl). so note to others: purchase your tickets online in advance. we were definitely bummed and i felt awful for dropping the ball. we began to wander around the city and hit up all the major sites:
we found a shop on pier 39 to try on fun hats...something we like to do wherever we go
ghirardelli’s square - i loved learning about the process of making one of my favorite things...chocolate!
even though it was chilly we couldn't pass up the chance for some delicious ice cream.
so it all worked out!
we hopped off in china town and went to the oldest chinese bakery in SF. i remember getting some really good pork buns from a chinese bakery on my mission and so we bought some for lunch. either this bakery wasn't as good or my memory of the buns on my mission was a bit skewed because they were not that good. luckily they were only 90 cents each.