Friday, July 10, 2009

Our Day in SFO

More vacation pictures. Enjoy.


We spent the day in San Francisco on Thursday, July 2nd. We jumped on the Bart Train in Fremont and found our seats.


While we were sitting there I noticed a young man possibly in his later twenties maybe early 30's moving from one compartment in to ours. He came toward us and sat in the seat right next to where we were sitting. We had the opportunity to start talking and found out that he had been a taxi drive in downtown San Francisco and was no longer driving due to the fact that he had been shot 5 times while waiting for a fare and nearly died almost a year ago and he was headed into the city for a doctor's appointment. What a story. He told us that he was impressed with our family and in his words, told us that he could see our purity and that's why he sat next to us. I thought that was really sweet. We had a wonderful conversation about the importance of family's. He was impressed that my husband and I have been married for 26 years and we're still together. I guess that's more of a rarity than it use to be.

Mark and Harry (his english name).
The young man who sat next to us on the Bart Train.

This is the first thing my daughter saw when we came up from the Bart station into the city. A Forever 21 store. She was excited and practically ran to the store. She had a great time shopping and going to several vintage stores and also the H&M store. It was fun to see her having so much fun.

Myself, My husband and Kenna walked around Chinatown while my other two kids were shopping and then later we met for dinner.



Just another one of the monkies. . .
Speak NO evil, Take NO pictures, See NO evil and Hear NO evil! LOL!

I Lost My Heart in San Francisco. . .

The St. Francis Hotel. What a beautiful hotel.

An Art Show was going on in Union Square.

A view from the Rooftop of Macy's Department Store.

We had a great dinner at the Cheescake Factory that's located on the roof of Macy's Department Store located in Union Square. After a great dinner & delicious cheesecake we headed over to the Orpheum Theater to see Wicked. What a fun experience and an exhausting day. We finally got back to our hotel in San Jose at 1am and slept in the morning until 10 or 11am. That's why we got such a late start to the Monterey Bay Aquarium the next day. We crammed in a lot during our trip and put nearly a 1,000 miles on the car. Wow!

12 comments:

CJ said...

I really like SF. Did you LOVE Wicked?? We saw it in Los Angeles two years ago. You sure did fill your days! I love the TAKE NO PICTURES monkey. :D

Jenny said...

I was in SF about 20 years ago on a free trip from American Airlines (from London), loved it!

Pat said...

The monkey picture and the heart picture are both super....and the rest are pretty good, too! I've never been there, so it was fun to see the photos.

Kaye said...

You guys really know how to makr the most of a couple of days. Good for you. Sounds like fun was had be everyone, even the "Monkeys"

Jackie said...

San Fran is a wonderful place. Lots of great things to do and see. You certainly are having a wonderful time and what a story about the taxi driver. In 2000, we spent 3 weeks in San Fran, not really for the sights. We flew my son there for open heart surgery. It was the best place to be for him and us. Some great memories and some butterfly in the stomach kind of memories. Enjoy the rest of the trip! I just love BART.

Quilt Hollow said...

SF is near my hometown and I spent many, many days in the city as a kid and young adult. Thanks for bringing back some fond memories for me this morning. Though must say...monkey bench must be new as I can't recall ever seeing that. Then to top off the day with cheesecake factory....YUMMO!!!

onlymehere said...

This looks like so much fun! Love the monkeys on the bench. I caught a glimpse of your wedding picture. It looks like it was taken by the Provo or Ogden Temple. I was married in the Logan Temple 27 years ago so we're at about the same stage of life. I'm really glad I found your blog. Cindy

Needled Mom said...

SF is such a fabulous, fun, and exciting city. There is so much to do and so much to see. Glad you enjoyed it.

Debbie said...

What a fun trip! It looks like you guys had so much fun. Thanks for sharing.

blushing rose said...

SFO is a very exciting city to 'visit' ... Chinatown is so full of life & color. History abounds. Did you do the Crooked Street yet? That is a must to do. Have fun ...
TTFN ~Marydon

dotti white said...

Wow...that is sightseeing extraordinare! I am so impressed--looks lie you had a beautiful day in San Francisco!

amy smart said...

I love San Francisco!