On Friday night I left Las Vegas and my best gal pal, Maire left Denver to meet me in a new city with an adventure awaiting us. The first stop on the #chewmanydonuts Pacific Roadtrip was San Francisco and we took full advantage of the short time that we had there. We've been planning this trip close to five months so needless to say we've been pumped for everything we had planned.
We didn't get to our air bnb until about 1:00am from the airport because of delayed flights and luggage but we still managed to wake up at 6:00 am (even on a Saturday) to make our way to a cute coffee shop for breakfast before our Alcatraz tour. We took the ferry to Alcatraz and spent our morning with the prisoners (or the spirits of the prisoners who were once there). I've always wanted to go see this and it did not disappoint. It has the Shutter Island feel to it with so much history behind every step you take.
"Break the rules, you go to prison. Break the prison rules, you go to Alzatraz."
After Alcatraz we decided to rent bikes and haul up to the Golden Gate Bridge. Haul is an understatement. I would say that the workers did not mention how long this bike ride would be or how strenuous it was... or that the bikes we rented would also be broken. Needless to say it was a journey in our leather jackets and jeans. Maire got in a bike crash... on the bridge. We got some wind burn and some blisters. But we did re-coop with the best margaritas I've ever tasted and some chips and salsa that hit the spot. Here we decided it would be a good idea to try the margs and chips and salsa in every city we visit. Let me tell you the other cities have a tough act to follow.
Next, we got dinner in China Town for Maire and then made our way to another ball park to cross off my bucket list. We enjoyed amazing hot chocolate with a ton of whipped cream (if you know me you know how much I enjoy a good hot chocolate) at AT&T Park where we watched the Giants beat out the Braves and then made our way home to get ready for our next leg of the trip in the morning.
Roadtrip Wisdom: San Francisco Edition
- Never assume something is going to be easy things rarely are.
- Always be prepared for any circumstance (in San Fran's case hot to warm to cold weather)
- Take some people with a grain of salt (some of the bikers weren't the friendliest of people)
- Comfort is always the answer (leggings over jeans any day)
- Try new things because why not (also if you know me you know this is quite the challenge under some circumstances... like food...but... cocoa powder and pumpkin seeds in your oatmeal and Chinese food our my San Fran takeaways)