Hello Sun City…Again!

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Alcatraz from a distance at Fisherman’s Wharf. Unfortunately, the tour was already booked!

 

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Fisherman’s Wharf

Hi everyone! I hope your week is off to a great start! As of this afternoon, I’m back from San Francisco…unfortunately 😦 Since Journey is from San Francisco, I can’t stop listening to them! I missed my son, loved ones and blogging buddies! I tried convincing my son to move with me to San Francisco but he said NO! My boyfriend was kind of up for it but he eventually changed his mind :/ I would probably have to work two or three jobs to pay my rent and bills there. Rent is about three or four times what I pay here. Anyway, I had a great time during the five days I was there.

We (me and my boyfriend) were able to see a lot of wonderful things and places. Like I mentioned before, we met fellow blogger and friend, Rob Goldstein on Monday morning. He was kind enough to treat us to breakfast at Kate’s Kitchen. Thank you for spending time with us, Rob! We enjoyed the nice conversation and breakfast with you. You are always welcome to the Sun City (that goes for everyone who isn’t in El Paso)!

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Downtown San Francisco, Grant Street/Chinatown
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Coit Tower
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Street Art- There’s lots of it in SF!

Where do I start? I’ll start with some photos of the people and places we saw. We were exhausted after arriving on Friday evening. We took a walk downtown and hung out in our room at the Fitzgerald Hotel. The cozy hotel is located in Downtown San Francisco, around two blocks away from the Union Square Fashion District. We were also a couple of blocks away from The Tenderloin. The Tenderloin is known as a rough part of town where a lot of homeless people live. Drug-related crime is also said to take place here. Even though we saw a lot of homeless people downtown, we didn’t see any drugs or crime anywhere. El Paso has quite a few homeless people around town, especially outside of my day job. Just like in San Francisco, some of El Paso’s homeless sleep on the floor, parks and benches around town.

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French Fries Appetizer from Fino Ristorante & Bar. This is DELICIOUS! Think cheesy fries! Fino was honored by First Lady Michelle Obama, her daughters, mother and staff during a visit to San Francisco. I highly recommend their Pasta Abruzzi with chicken. Fino is located in the Andrews Hotel, 624 Post Street, next to the Fitzgerald Hotel, 620 Post Street.   

 

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We lined up to eat breakfast at Honey Honey Cafe and Crepery, 599 Post Street. The ricotta cheese, strawberry and orange jam stuffed- blintz with ice cream on the side was WELL worth the wait! This place is AMAZING!

Although our hotel room was small, we were in a great location near lots of department stores, museums, restaurants, Chinatown, public transportation, etc. San Francisco has a long list of restaurants to choose from. We had a taste of Italian, Korean, American and Chinese food. The good thing about eating all of this is…I didn’t feel so guilty about it. We did a lot of walking everyday. We walked up several uphill streets each day.    

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Conservatory of Flowers
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Hibiscus 
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Mini Pineapple
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Buddha at Japanese Tea Garden
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Japanese Tea Garden
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California Academy of Sciences Aquarium

The majority of people were extremely friendly…except for one incident on Sunday afternoon. After we visited the California Academy of Sciences, Conservatory of Flowers and Japanese Tea Garden, we decided to eat at McDonald’s (of all places). A customer there had a terrible attitude! He got upset because his order was wrong and made a huge scene! He started cussing at the cashier and slapped the tray out of her hands. The drinks fell on me, my boyfriend and several others. My boyfriend wanted to tell him off but I said he wasn’t even worth the time. I was upset because my new blouse was stained. Although we didn’t catch the PRIDE parade on Sunday morning, we saw thousands celebrating in the streets. Sunday marked the first anniversary of same-sex marriage being legalized in the U.S. Well guys, here is beautiful San Francisco through my words and photos. I hope I can go back sometime…the sooner the better!   

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People getting ready for the PRIDE parade on Sunday morning.
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Participants of PRIDE parade near MUNI (subway).
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Street Vendor after PRIDE parade.
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33 comments

  1. Yay! This just confirmed it. I am making a reservation 😍 we celebrated our one year anniversary technically this past week in Monterey, but on the actual day of we may just have to go to this wonderful recommendation! Thanks for the details!

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  2. Hi there! Thank you for your comment! I would definitely recommend Fino for a date night. The food is delicious there! It’s a little up there in price but it was worth it. We ate there on our last night in San Francisco. You can dress casual or dress up. Fino was right next door to the hotel we stayed in. The fries appetizer is wonderful! I can’t say enough good things about Fino.

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  3. It was a beautiful trip! I wouldn’t mind moving there…if it wasn’t so expensive. There’s so much to do and see! The food is fantastic there! I’m going to check out your post! Thank you for your comment and for stopping by! ❤

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  4. That would be awesome! True, they grow up so fast! My only baby will be 11 in December. I want one more but idk to start all over! Lol.

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  5. LOL!!!! Who knows what the future holds! Maybe a point will come when you could go there and live. Remember, your son won’t be little always. I can attest to that.
    Seems like my son was 10 just yesterday and then I turned around and he was grown and gone.

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  6. Thank you 🙂 Yes! You should definitely go there sometime! There’s a lot to do and see in California. The fries were delicious! I’ve never had anything like them in my life!

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  7. It’s beautiful Suzette! The food is amazing there! There is a wide selection of it! You should definitely visit if you can. I don’t really like the country much. I’m more of a city girl.

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  8. Oh gurly gurl!!!!
    Looks and sounds like you had a great time except for that azz hole that was ana azz lol but there is always one out in the world…so glad you didn’t let it get to you sorry about your shirt tho…
    I love all those pictures and omg the food looks amazing too…..you are so lucky to have had the chance to visit and yes go again my dear friend..now I want to visit again lol…or live….but something about the country has my heart now…
    Hugggggs
    Suzette

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  9. Thank you for checking out the post, Keith! It’s such a beautiful and unique place! There’s so much to do and see there! Hopefully you can go back sometime.

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  10. Lisa, we love San Francisco but have not been since 1996, so many thanks for the walk down memory lane. Love the pictures of the scenery and food. I am glad you had a great time. Keith

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  11. I see. I’m sure India is very different from England. Hopefully you get to visit Finland soon. I hope I can go back to San Francisco in time. If it weren’t so expensive, I’d really consider moving there. California is just too expensive 😑

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  12. Who knows….?
    In reality I don’t think we would move. My hubby couldn’t leave his parents… And the only place they would go is India… Sorry, but no thanks. A holiday to to the Motherland,,ok, but living… No way!!!

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