Hello again! I missed you! 🙂
Thursday wins the award for most random honeymoon day yet. We started off the day by driving to the Muir Woods to see the giant redwoods. This is actually on my life’s "Bucket List," so I was MORE than a little excited!
The drive to Muir Woods was steep and scary!! Thank goodness Husband was driving Victor the Mercedes Benz.
The trees were absolutely breathtaking. It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and it was definitely worth the side trip!
We hiked about 2.5 – 3.0 miles in total.
It’s hard to photograph the redwoods and convey their sheer size, but check out how big the base of this one was! They are more than 1,000 years old.
This quote was inscribe on a plaque and I found it really inspiring: "Persons who love nature find a common basis for understanding people of other countries, since the love of nature is universal among men of all nations." (Doug Hammarskjold, Secretary General of the United States, 1955).
After Muir Woods, we drove back to San Francisco and dropped off Victor the Mercedes Benz. I’m going to miss that car!! He is much more fun to drive than our shit Honda Civic.
We checked in our hotel room…. here is our view!
Thursday evening ended up being kind of strange because we went to a dive bar to watch the College Football National Championships (ewww!!!) and I ended up getting highly intoxicated.
I drank a lot of this:
By the time we left the bar (midnight), we STILL hadn’t eaten dinner, and the nearest restaurant we could find was Morton’s Steakhouse. It was the most expensive drunken food I’ve ever eaten!
I got a ridiculously expensive filot mignon (like $50!!!).
And cheesey bread.
Our bill was GINORMOUS, but I left Morton’s stuffed and happy (and still drunk).
Unsurprisingly, I woke up this morning with a KILLER headache. It was bad and reminded me why I do NOT drink like that anymore. I forced Husband to order room service and ate scrambled eggs, toast, and a fruit bowl in bed.
After several hours, I felt normal again and we took off on our first day of sightseeing!
AHHH Cable Car!!
We headed straight for Chinatown. Husband (since he is studying to be a doctor of Oriental medicine) was as happy as a bug in a rug!
We decided to get Dim Sum for lunch and choose this hyper-traditional Chinese restaurant (based on a guidebook recommendation). We were the only white people in the place and I could not understand anyone (seeing as I don’t speak Chinese!!).
First of all, there were NO silverware. I cannot use chopsticks for the life of me.
Secondly, I didn’t realize Dim Sum is passed around by the waiters and you don’t order off a menu. So we just ended up blindly selecting three items. First one was fried shrimp…
Next was a sweet sesame seed ball…
And last was some sort of BBQ noodles.
Not to knock Dim Sum (or Chinese food in general), but this was really, highly disgusting. I will eat almost anything, yet I could barely get down my portions (I stopped eating each one after a bite!!). Even Husband, my little garbage disposal, couldn’t eat it. It was a funny experience though!!
We paid for our half-eaten Dim Sum and went across the street to a deli sandwich shop, which we were happy to discover is modeled after the most famous Pittsburgh deli (Primanti Brothers).
Just as I did in Pittsburgh, I ordered the roasted Turkey with swiss (and ate about 2/3).
A Primanti sandwich comes with fries and coleslaw on it. Yum!
After lunch, we walked to Fisherman’s Wharf.
I broke down and got an ice cream. 🙂
Whew!! LONG Update! Now, I’m going to nap for a few hours and see where the evening takes me. It’s been two days without a run, but we’ve done loads of walking. I would LOVE to run tomorrow – San Fran is SO pretty.
Have a happy weekend! See you soon!