Well, we got back from our San Franscisco trip yesterday... I have so many pictures and stories to tell!
Here was what the plan originally was:
Drive down on Wednesday. Spend Wednesday and Thursday night in a Travelodge in Japantown and visit Imagiknit and Artfibers, do the traditional Embarcadero tourist stuff, maybe visit the aquarium, and then come back to Stockton on Friday night so I have enough time to make some kind of food for my neice's baby shower.
So with that plan in mind, we set out to Dublin. Me and Will both hate driving, so we planned on getting on the BART from Dublin and using public transportation the whole time.
The first bump in the road was when we realized that for overnight parking we were supposed to have purchased a permit online beforehand. Luckily, we found a cafe that would let us use their computer- for a $10 fee.
The train ride went well, though there was a small delay. It was my first time on BART and I was too excited to even knit anything!
We got off on Embarcadero, and travelled by foot to Artfibers.
Shockingly, I didn't.
I bought yarn, of course.
Then we stopped and had a "posh bagel" which was DELICIOUS! I wish there was a Posh Bagel in Stockton! We even bought some of their day-olds and they were good, too.
At this point we decided to head to the hotel. We had been carrying all our bags and thought we could drop them off and then look around Japantown or something. We located a wifi spot and learned that actually our hotel was in San Bruno. We ended up taking BART all the way to the San Francisco International Airport. From there we wern't sure where to go, but it was okay because they had hotel shuttles. So we called the hotel and they claimed we weren't on the list!
After sitting in the chilly San Francisco weather (thank god I brought a wool sweater!) for maybe an hour trying to get the stupid WiFi to work, we discovered that somehow- through a mistake on the computers- we were reserved for Thursday night and Friday night, NOT Wednesday and Thursday nights.
So for a second there I almost cried because I thought we were going to have to sleep in a gutter and I was carrying around a $99 needle set and I didn't want it to get stolen from some idiot who thought I had money. But luckily, I remembered that I have an Aunt who lives in San Francisco and we called her up and found out where she lived. So we took BART back to Embarcadero (Keep in mind that round trip was $13 a person.) and waited to get picked up on Market st. Then Aunt Lucy called to tell me she was stuck in traffic and why not take a cab, and so we did and it was the first cab trip I've ever been on.
|(I took a picture of a picture)|
Luckily, Lucy lives near the Presidio and (Ironically she lives almost next door to a Travelodge. And she gets 10% off for friends and family) so the next day was MUCH much better than the first.
|shhhhh....this museum made me cry|
|we found a fallen totem pole|
|more presido pictures- we walked around for hours.|
|peeking in the window|
|Gonna make a baby surprise sweater!!!(finally)|
|Also a package from WEBS with more Camelino :)|
|I'm going to dye the white various colors to make a stripey sweater|
|so that maybe next time I don't f*** it up so bad.|