Honeymoon Recap, Part 5

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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

 

Sunday night we went to a dinner show (like Cirque du Soleil, but with food) called Teatro Zinzanni.

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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!

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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

 

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!!)…

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We reached The Crookedest Street in America….

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And we were a little disappointed (its just a crooked street!). This is Husband’s "What the Hell?" face:

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We hopped in a cab and headed to the Anchor Brewery for a FREE tour and tasting!

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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!).

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After the tour, we received a ridiculous number of free beers.  Here’s me at Beer #1, looking quite sober.

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And here’s me at Beer #5, looking quite ridiculous.

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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.

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Luckily (or in hindsight.. UNLUCKILY), the Beach Chalet is a microbrewery so we could continue our beer tasting fest.

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Tuesday

 

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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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The strangest thing was how beautiful the view from the prison is…

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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.

{ 32 comments }

 

  • Bridget January 14, 2009, 10:36 am

    Can’t wait for your return!! All your honeymoon recaps have looks incredible! Oh free beer…it will get anyone that way šŸ™‚ I wonder how many times the average 20-something utters “I am never drinking again” hahah!

  • K January 14, 2009, 10:39 am

    Love the recap!! Gorgeous pictures and woohoo for free beer!

    I just noticed your new picture on the side – stunning šŸ™‚

    Have a safe trip back!

  • Beth January 14, 2009, 10:41 am

    I need to go on the brewery tour – I live here and didn't even know about it! I love Anchor Steam…Hope you enjoy your last day in SF. Might I suggest going to the Mission neighborhood for Mexican food (La Taqueria at Mission & 25th) and/or to Tartine bakery near Dolores Park?

  • Erica January 14, 2009, 10:48 am

    I miss your posts! I cannot wait for your return. Looks like more fun! Did you drive down the crooked street? Its crazy! We use to make my dad drive it every time we went into the city when we were little! Alcatraz is cool but doesn’t it smell just awful? Glad you’re having fun! Have a safe trip back!

  • skinnyrunner January 14, 2009, 10:53 am

    Don’t you just love San Francisco? You have such beautiful pictures, looks like you guys had an amazing time. It’s a trip you’ll remember forever.

  • HangryPants January 14, 2009, 10:57 am

    I can’t eat whatever I want. Damn it!!!!! No, I know just what you mean. Sometimes I feel like that, and then I know it’s not true!!!!

    Your honeymoon sounds super fun. I know lots of people go to exotic places, but I like the idea of traveling somewhere in the country, especially because I’ve never been to Cali.

  • Meghann January 14, 2009, 11:04 am

    I MISS YOU TOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Brandi January 14, 2009, 11:07 am

    Awesome pictures! I love the beer #5 face šŸ™‚

    Have a safe trip back!

  • Mrs. LC January 14, 2009, 11:08 am

    Sounds like you’ve been having a blast! And don’t feel too bummed about coming home – I bet you have a home full of gifts and cards from the wedding to open! šŸ˜‰

  • Janet January 14, 2009, 11:12 am

    I’m so glad you had fun in SF! I used to run by Teatro Zinzanni all the time when I was training for my half, but I’ve never been to it. And I love the Beach Chalet! Have a great trip back home and come back again! šŸ™‚

  • Erin of Care to Eat January 14, 2009, 11:14 am

    BEER NO. 5?! You are a soldier!

  • Marissa January 14, 2009, 11:15 am

    Great photos!

  • fitforfree January 14, 2009, 11:22 am

    your trip looks so wonderful! you make me want to go to SF stat!

    so true that routines can seem like paradise after a little while away from them…

  • tfh January 14, 2009, 11:25 am

    Awww, your husband is AWESOME. Some guys wouldn’t play along like that, y’know? In fact you both look like lotsa fun. It is nice seeing honeymoon Caitlin. šŸ™‚

  • Katie January 14, 2009, 11:29 am

    San Francisco looks so beautiful! And that Alcatraz tour is totally something I would do. Have a safe trip home and have fun hugging those doggies!

  • Meg January 14, 2009, 11:37 am

    Have a safe trip home! So glad you have enjoyed your time on your honeymoon!

  • hk January 14, 2009, 11:40 am

    LOVE SAN FRAN! Looks like you are having an awesome H-Moon šŸ™‚ safe trip home, yay šŸ™‚

  • Quinn January 14, 2009, 11:49 am

    Sounds like you’ve had an amazing time on your honeymoon. Enjoy your last day, and have a safe trip back to reality — I mean, the east coast šŸ™‚

  • Mica January 14, 2009, 11:52 am

    I laughed at your hill-climbing photo. Even from the back, you look SO DETERMINED!

  • greendogwine January 14, 2009, 11:53 am

    Looks like your trip was beyond amazing – I’m sorry you are sad it’s over – but SUPER HAPPY you are coming back! I’ve missed you and your daily updates! šŸ™‚

    and the pupsters too!

  • Allison January 14, 2009, 11:55 am

    Looks like you had a fabulos Honeymoon! Welcome home (almost!)

  • Jamie and Craig January 14, 2009, 11:55 am

    Looks like you have had an amazing time! So happy for you!

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) January 14, 2009, 12:13 pm

    Wow they gave you a lot of free beer! I will have to go there next time I’m in San Francisco.

  • chasedaylight January 14, 2009, 12:25 pm

    Aww it looks like you’re having such a blast! When I was in San Fran (like 8 years ago) we drove up Lombard. It’s nothing too special, just a bunch of houses šŸ™‚ It’s cool to get to the top and see the view, though.

    Can’t wait to have you back and blogging again! Enjoy the rest of your day šŸ˜€

  • cassandra January 14, 2009, 12:48 pm

    Lovely honeymoon! what a neat idea to travel the coast of CA, I live here and have been most places you mention which is cool! I have to say that the crooked st in San Fransico is not much excitment in the winter but in srping when I was there it was full of goreous flowers and made a nice pattern, i see how it was a bit dissapointing now:( Have a great rest of the moon!

  • Maddy January 14, 2009, 12:48 pm

    Ah! I love Alcatraz! That was one of my favorite parts of San Fran when I went. Did you make it over to Sausalito? Its this adorable town I think just over the bridge from San Fran. Hope you are having tons of fun! =)

    ps- I don’t care if you’re eating out all the time! You look so happy in all these pics!

  • Emily January 14, 2009, 3:09 pm

    Thank you for taking the time to post whilst you were away! It sounds like you had such a fun time.
    Looking forward to having you back šŸ™‚

  • kristi January 14, 2009, 3:40 pm

    Hi! I wanted to introduce myself and say how much i like your blog! I’ve been reading it since your wedding. Your honeymoon has been absolutely beautiful…lucky! šŸ™‚ I’ll be glad when you start posting my regularly once the honeymoon is over!

  • Melissa January 14, 2009, 5:04 pm

    We can’t wait to have you back!
    Yikes….beer…..

  • Jess January 14, 2009, 9:46 pm

    That audio tour of Alcatraz was one of my favorite parts of my trip to San Fran back in 6th grade.

  • sweetandfit January 14, 2009, 10:51 pm

    I’ve missed your regular posts! I’m so glad you had wonderful time on your honeymoon… all your pictures are beautiful. I’m glad u didn’t worry about the effect of eating out on your weight because its ur honeymoon!!! (a once in a life-time kinda deal)

    so you say that you’ll “NEVER DRINK AGAIN”, then whats going to happen to those bottles of wine you bought??

  • Lara January 15, 2009, 3:55 am

    Aww, so sad it’s over too–I’ve enjoyed the photos so much!
    Have a safe flight!

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