Exciting News! I have decided on a NEW blog name and purchased the applicable domain name… but you’ll have to wait a few more weeks for the new and improved blog. I think it’s going to be more user-friendly and… of course… there will be a renewed focus on running and races! Yay!
Back to the H-Moon recap….
My alarm went off at 7 AM yesterday and for a moment, I had no idea why my alarm was blaring on my honeymoon. Then, I remembered I planned to go on a lovely run along the Embarcadero. The Embarcadero is the eastern waterfront roadway of the Port of San Francisco, along San Francisco Bay.
I did about 5.5 miles in 55 minutes. It was a glorious run and definitely the longest I’ve been able to do in two weeks or so. There were SO many San Franciscians (?) out in the early morning sunlight, running their little hearts out. I loved it! The city definitely gets an A+ from me in terms of running scenery.
I returned to the hotel and Husband and I walked to a nearby breakfast joint….
This place is amazing. We also went this morning for breakfast! I got the Eggs Benedict and substituted the home fries for fresh fruit. Yum!
Then, we set out for Golden Gate Park, a green oasis in an otherwise very urban area!
I forced Husband to go to the Flower Conservatory. He was bored out of his mind, but I realllly love conservatories. 🙂
So many pretty flowers!
Next up — the famous Japanese Tea Garden. This was definitely my favorite part of the park and totally worth the $5 entrance fee!
Of course we stopped to sip tea. I got a small pot of Jasmine and Husband tried the Oolong.
It was excellent!
We also walked to Strawberry Hill and other parts of the part, including the AIDS memorial. I give Golden Gate Park two big thumbs up — there were so many runners and dog walkers, and everyone looked very happy. Loved it!
WARNING: If you do not have liberal sensibilities, you will probably NOT find the rest of this blog entry entertaining or amusing.
For dinner, we went to a bar/restaurant called AsiaSF.
AsiaSF is a "Gender Illusion" bar, also known as a Drag Queen Show. AsiaSF is rated as one of the Top 10 things to do in San Francisco, and I can definitely see why. IT WAS AWESOME, so fun, and the ladies cracked us up (in a good way!).
(Yes… that’s a dude. Well, not anymore!)
The ladies acted as waitresses for most of the evening. The meal was a 3-course Asian-Fusion selection.
I got shrimp, scallops, and snow pea egg rolls (ate 2).
And orange tofu with rice, crackers, and cucumber salad (ate half).
And we split a banana-ice cream sundae for dessert. I also had two cocktails and a glass of wine.
Not only was the food AMAZING, but the entertainment was AWESOME. In between courses, the ladies got on the bar and lipsynced to popular songs. Some did serious dances:
I kept hoping they would do a Britney song, but no such luck!! 🙂
And others did funny songs. One lady did a Celine Dion interpretation of "All By Myself" that was the funniest thing I ever saw, but I didn’t get it on video (I was practically crying with laughter!). There were also loads of very funny jokes, like "My mother wanted a son, my father wanted a daughter, and although I’m an only child, I managed to make them both happy!"
I noticed something amusing while waiting in line for the bathroom:
(There was also just a "ladies" bathroom).
We were probably one of about three heterosexual couples at the bar (and they announced over the loudspeaker that we were there on our honeymoon, to the crowd’s approval), but there were loads of bachelorette parties and other mixed groups. Asia SF was an AMAZING dining experience, and if you are ever in San Fran (and have a good sense of humor), I would really recommend going!
Today, we’re just taking it easy… but I’m going to go for another run very soon.
Although we are having a blast, I’m starting to get really homesick. I miss Maggie and James so much! I keep staring at this picture of James on my camera:
Have a wonderful Sunday!