So, we had our last day in San Francisco and our last vacation day (insert sad face) on that Saturday. Dave decided not to go back into town with us, because he was kind of towned-out and besides, there was a car show at the bowling alley near the hotel that he wanted to see. (Obviously, you can take the man out of Fayette County, but you can't take Fayette County out of the man).
So, Colleen and I went together and we got off the BART at the Civic Center...and because we were doing all of the touristy stuff and not paying attention to the news, we unwittingly stepped right out into the LGBT Pride Celebration, where my 18 year old daughter got her first look at a live and entirely naked man. Well, except for the hat. So, we walked here and there to see some of the stunning architecture, and even found our way into one building with an interesting art exhibit. But ultimately, between the Naked Man Sighting and the amount of drinking that I saw going on that early in the day, I thought we had better move on.
So we walked up the hill to look at the Victorian houses and made it all the way up to Alamo Park and the Painted Ladies. Beautiful!
Then we headed to Japantown, where I had promised Colleen a sushi lunch. We had a marvelous afternoon just shopping and eating and looking around.
Then back to Union City for a little more shopping and that's where I found the Giant Wall of Silk (in Needlepoint Inc.) Here's the photo again for some of you who may have missed it the first time. Yes folks - that's a wall of silk thread. To. Die. For.
Then back to Pacifica where we had a wonderful pizza dinner at Luigi's and we said goodbye to some of the things we'd miss, including:
Stunning Pacific sunsets:
And goodbye to a wonderful vacation with two (out of three) of my favorite people on the planet.
Also, thanks to my new blog friends from the San Francisco area who have chimed in or commented here and there! I wish I had posted about our trip before we left so I could have had some of your advice and ideas. I hope I remember them if and when we go again.
Let's see, will I stitch this weekend? See you Monday!