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)!
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.
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.
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!