Honeymoon Recap, Part 4

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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….

 

Saturday

 

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….

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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. šŸ™‚

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So many pretty flowers!

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Next up — the famous Japanese Tea Garden.  This was definitely my favorite part of the park and totally worth the $5 entrance fee!

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Of course we stopped to sip tea.  I got a small pot of Jasmine and Husband tried the Oolong.

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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.

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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!).

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(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).

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And orange tofu with rice, crackers, and cucumber salad (ate half).

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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!! šŸ™‚

 

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:

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(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:

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Have a wonderful Sunday!

{ 47 comments }

 

  • VeggieGirl January 11, 2009, 1:19 pm

    SO excited about the new blog changes!! That’ll be great!!

    Gorgeous flowers!!

    Um, that dancer in drag is frightening, haha šŸ˜€

    Aww, don’t be homesick!! You’ll see the “furry ones” soon šŸ™‚

  • girlrunningaround January 11, 2009, 1:21 pm

    HAHAHA, looks like a fun time!

    I’m super excited to hear the new blog name! And isn’t it nice to be able to say Husband and not Future Husband anymore? I still get a kick out of calling Hubby my husband.

  • Laura January 11, 2009, 1:24 pm

    I’m glad you are having a wonderful honeymoon! Drag shows are SO much fun. šŸ™‚

    I can’t wait to see what changes are in store for the blog!

  • Erica January 11, 2009, 1:25 pm

    hahahahhahahahah- Josh would never go to that place. I am glad you had fun, the videos cracked me up!

    Awww I bet the pups miss you just as much as you miss them (probably more ;))

  • ashley (sweetandnatural) January 11, 2009, 1:29 pm

    The Japanese garden is beautiful! Can’t wait to see the new blog. šŸ™‚

  • Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) January 11, 2009, 1:30 pm

    Can’t wait to see the new blog layout.

    Great run, beautiful flowers and good eats. Sounds like a great time in San Fran! Such a great city.

    I’m sure your pups are missing you guys just as much. You’ll see them soon. šŸ™‚

  • Caitlin (see bride run) January 11, 2009, 1:31 pm

    erica – the husband is european. trust me, that explains a lot. šŸ™‚

  • Sharney January 11, 2009, 1:50 pm

    Hi Caitlin,
    It looks like such a fun honeymoon! Golden Gate Park & the Japanese tea garden look so picturesque. I have only been to SF once and I was a kid. It would be so cool to go there again and see it in all it's beauty through adult eyes! You just don't appreciate those things when you're a kid šŸ™‚

    AsiaSF looks like a FABULOUS time! The food also looks so awesome! You know you've got to go when it is ranked in the top ten things to do in San Fran!!

    Great job with your run! San Francisco looks like such a gorgeous place to run in. I am still not able to run yet šŸ™ I did get clearance to swim, though. Since I am not a great swimmer, my workouts are really lame and not as invigorating as a long run (or a short one!) Hopefully I will be able to run in one more month (keep your fingers crossed!)

    Awwwwww! I can imagine how much you must miss Maggie & James! I'm the same way- even if I'm having a great time, I always miss my pooch!

    Can't wait for the new blog name- I bet it's a great one!

    Miss you šŸ™‚

  • Holly January 11, 2009, 2:22 pm

    It is so fun to read about you begin all touristy in my area! My very first 10k run was held in Golden Gate Park.

    Also I went to Asia SF for my friend’s bachelorette party and it was amazing. Here’s 3 of my friends with two of the dancers: http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y95/gonzostar/2005/amybachelorette/amybachelorette054.jpg. She was our favorite, wonder if she still dances there and you saw her: http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y95/gonzostar/2005/amybachelorette/amybachelorette027.jpg.

    Excellent stuff! What a great honeymoon you’re having. šŸ™‚

  • Bridget January 11, 2009, 2:23 pm

    That place looks hilarious! Glad you’re having fun šŸ™‚

  • blueskyworld January 11, 2009, 2:26 pm

    i hope you’re enjoying SF!
    i’m actually from Bay Area although im in LA right now for college. but yes, golden gate is so beautiful!

  • Danielle January 11, 2009, 2:31 pm

    Can’t wait to see the new blog revealed! And the golden gate park is beautiful! Thanks for sharing your pictures!

  • Meredith January 11, 2009, 2:36 pm

    Such a fun ending to a great day! Can’t wait for the new blog name to be unveiled!

  • Meredith January 11, 2009, 2:39 pm

    Oh wow, I just had to add that my boyfriend just said that he knew you in high school! I was only at Killian for my first 2 years of high school, but wow — small world!

  • teacherwoman January 11, 2009, 3:03 pm

    I am excited to see what you do with your blog!

    Your honeymoon looks like its been absolutely fantastic! Congratulations to you both!

    P.S. I will be seeing Britney in concert in the Twin Cities in April and am soooo excited!

  • Justine January 11, 2009, 3:47 pm

    Wow, so many fun things in this post!
    1) Great job on getting a run in and keeping up the healthy lifestyle on your honeymoon!
    2) Yay for a new blog name…can’t wait to see it!
    3) SF looks gorgeous…I need to go ASAP!
    4) AsiaSF definitely looks entertaining! Not sure I could get my boy to go…he may be a little uncomfortable šŸ˜‰ And I’m really surprised that they didn’t do any Britney songs! Oh, and how come some of those guys look better in dresses and heels than I do?! WTF?!
    5) That picture of James is too cute!

  • Colleen January 11, 2009, 3:50 pm

    Awwww, so sorry you’re missing your poochies, that’s always hard!

    You are so funny with your disclaimers, that place looks hilarious!

    Glad you had a nice run – isn’t running outside among beautiful scenery the bestest?

  • Meg January 11, 2009, 3:57 pm

    Very cute pic of James! Thanks for sharing more of the Honeymoon. AsiaSF looks like so much fun!

    Can’t wait to see the new blog!

  • Meredith January 11, 2009, 4:39 pm

    My boyfriend is Sidan Jin. I have some pics of him in some of my blog posts if that helps you remember šŸ™‚

  • K January 11, 2009, 4:43 pm

    Can’t wait to hear about the blog!!

    Oh my gosh – that’s hilarious about the drag queens! Looks like you guys had a great time!!

  • audgepodge January 11, 2009, 5:16 pm

    Haha – Asia SF is one of my favorite restaurants! I actually took my parents (who aren’t very liberal at all) there once and even they loved it. And yes, the food is AMAZING there! Glad you enjoyed your time in my neck of the woods…

  • ttfn300 January 11, 2009, 5:38 pm

    aww, so many wonderful memories!! i was in san fran and walked around many of those places šŸ™‚ didn’t hit up asiasf though… lol

  • eatingbender January 11, 2009, 5:41 pm

    Haha I love the dancer! Too bad they didn’t play Circus – that would have been awesome :o)

    Can’t wait to see what your new blog direction will be!

  • emily January 11, 2009, 5:57 pm

    I just read in the comments that you went to killian for hs – I almost did my internship at killian! small world.

  • HangryPants January 11, 2009, 6:18 pm

    Can’t wait to see the new blog! Great run. I am sure you loved every second. The flowers look beautiful, the dancers look fab. And, I bet Maggie and James miss you, too!

  • greendogwine January 11, 2009, 6:55 pm

    Yay! I can’t WAIT to see the new blog name!

    Your trip pictures have been absolutely amazing – looks like you are having a wonderful time! šŸ™‚

  • Susan January 11, 2009, 8:11 pm

    AsiaSF looks like such a fun time! Sounds like you’re having an awesome honeymoon. Looking forward to the new blog!

  • Marissa January 11, 2009, 9:03 pm

    SF looks like a blast!!

  • Victoria January 11, 2009, 9:38 pm

    That place looks like so much! I went to a similar place for my friend’s bachelorette party. Such a good time! I can’t wait to see what the new name is going to be!

  • jenngirl January 11, 2009, 10:38 pm

    Yay can’t wait to see the new blog!

    That dinner looks like soooo much fun! haha what a hilarious dining experience šŸ™‚

  • magpie January 11, 2009, 10:39 pm

    I used to walk on the Embarcadero every day at lunch! Every time I’m in SF I always mean to do something else and explore the city more, but the Embarcadero is just so nice to walk along… and I love lunching in the Ferry Building.

  • Lara January 12, 2009, 3:25 am

    Can’t wait to see the “new” blog! What a fun post–gotta love SF! That place sounds crazy but at least it had good food!

  • Andrea (Off Her Cork) January 12, 2009, 5:18 am

    Oh everything looks so fun! Love the park, that would be amazing to run on everyday. šŸ˜€

  • seeleelive (for the love of peanut butter) January 12, 2009, 5:43 am

    wonder what the title could be…see wife run!?!!

    hhehe, enjoy yaself, love!

  • Katie January 12, 2009, 5:50 am

    San Fran is my FAVORITE city in the world. My husband is from there and we go every year. LOVE IT! Perfect running temp year round!

  • sweetandfit January 12, 2009, 7:41 am

    Asiasf looked like so much fun, definitely some big memories there =) So I'm really excited about your new blog name & domain…but you're not telling us yet?!?!

  • Beth January 12, 2009, 8:08 am

    I’m so glad you enjoyed your run and the park. This weekend had absolutely beautiful weather for both. Year-round temps in the 60s are the main reason I love living here – perfect for running!!!

  • tfh January 12, 2009, 9:34 am

    Looks like tons of fun!

  • Allie January 12, 2009, 9:37 am

    Great Job on the run! I have always wanted to go to San Fran. Can’t wait to hear the new name!!

  • Meghann January 12, 2009, 9:46 am

    I miss you!!! Come back to me!!!

  • Mrs. LC January 12, 2009, 9:47 am

    Looks like you guys are having an absolute blast! I think seeing your honeymoon recaps have made my traveling bug go into full force – I want to get away!!

    Can’t wait to see the blog updates/ new domain name!! šŸ™‚

  • lauren January 12, 2009, 10:42 am

    love seeing all the pictures of the honeymoon, but I have to say – the picture of your dog is my favorite. adorable!

  • Hilary January 12, 2009, 11:19 am

    Those flowers are beeauuutiful! You seem to be having a great time!
    I just saw that you know my sister’s boyfriend! Nuts! I didn’t realize you went to high school at Killian. I had a bunch of friends that went there…I wonder if we know some of the same people?? What a small world!

  • dailygoods January 12, 2009, 2:11 pm

    such amazing pictures! and im excited to hear what your new blog name is going to be!!!

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) January 12, 2009, 9:33 pm

    Looks like you two are having so much fun! I love San Fran!

  • Erin of Care to Eat January 13, 2009, 1:57 pm

    I’m exciting to hear you’re still in bliss. But I’d be missing my pups too!
    We seriously need for bathrooms like that.

  • Brandi January 14, 2009, 6:35 am

    I’m so excited to see your new blog as a Mrs!

    Looks like you guys are having a fabulous time šŸ™‚

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