I’m pretty sad that our honeymoon is coming to an end. We leave tonight at 10 PM and are taking the red eye back to the East Coast. It was really amazing to spend so much time with Husband without our normal lives (work and school and dogs) getting in the way! Getting married to him was the best decision of my life!
At the same time, I’m a little elated to be going back to my normal routine. I miss banana oatmeal and yogurt and granola. I’ve been dreaming about holding our dogs. And I miss MEGHANN!!!
This vacation was the perfect example that you can’t eat whatever you want all the time and just "exercise" it off. I ran about 22 miles on my honeymoon and did lots of walking/hiking on the other 5 days. But — eating out for EVERY MEAL for the last 10 days has definitely had an effect. I’ll write more about THAT when I return.
Back to the recap…
Sunday night we went to a dinner show (like Cirque du Soleil, but with food) called Teatro Zinzanni.
The show was amazing and I really recommend anyone in San Fran checking it out. It’s pricey, but the meal + entertainment are definitely worth the cost!
Plus…. HUSBAND GOT DRAGGED ON STAGE and was the key player in Act 3!
I *knew* they were going to pick him out of the 300+ people in the theatre! Hah! He played "Romeo" to the "Juliet" pictured above and had to participate in an Elimidate Contest to win her heart. Not only did he have to do sexual musical chairs, but he also had to sing (in the highest pitch possible) "Like a Virgin." He was HYSTERICAL! People were literally wiping away tears of laughter from their cheeks!
Monday morning, I convinced Husband to go for a run/walk with me along the Embarcadero. We did about 3.5 miles with a little bit of walking.
After lunch, we took the cable car up to Lombard Street, AKA "The Crookedest Street in America." After a steep climb (these San Fran hills have done my calves in!!)…
We reached The Crookedest Street in America….
And we were a little disappointed (its just a crooked street!). This is Husband’s "What the Hell?" face:
We hopped in a cab and headed to the Anchor Brewery for a FREE tour and tasting!
The tour of the Oldest Brewery in San Fran was very interesting. After doing so many wine tours in Napa, it was cool to see how beer is made (it seems MUCH easier!).
After the tour, we received a ridiculous number of free beers. Here’s me at Beer #1, looking quite sober.
And here’s me at Beer #5, looking quite ridiculous.
At this point, we made friends with another couple on the tour and we all ended up going out to dinner together (beer makes you friendly).
We went to a place called the Beach Chalet and got to see a GORGEOUS sunset.
Luckily (or in hindsight.. UNLUCKILY), the Beach Chalet is a microbrewery so we could continue our beer tasting fest.
I woke up Tuesday morning sick as a dog. Stupid free beer! Husband and I PROMPTLY vowed to NEVER DRINK AGAIN. Seriously, I mean it this time.
After recovering, , we headed to the piers for our Alcatraz Tour!
We were so excited to do this tour!! I’ve heard great things about it, and I love historical information. Plus, Alcatraz was ‘home’ to some of the most famous crooks, like Al Capone!
The place sure looked scary from the ferry! I’ve heard they do "ghost tours," which I’m sure would scare the pants off of me!
We got our headphones and did the 45-minute audio tour, which is conducted by former corrections officers and inmates. It was spooky to hear real-life voices, not a corny actor’s!
The strangest thing was how beautiful the view from the prison is…
After Alcatraz, we returned to the hotel and Husband took a 2 hour nap. I decided instead to do a 7.0 mile run along the Embarcadero, bringing my total honeymoon run count up to 5 (my goal). Woo hoo!
It’s our last day here, so I’M GOING TO GO ENJOY IT! I’m excited to go back to regularly scheduled blogging (tomorrow!!) and reading your blogs!
HAVE A GREAT DAY!
After writing this, I realized I had NO food pictures! Oh well! You’ll be staring at food again soon enough, rest assured.