I absolutely adore The City. The energy of the streets, not only from the people going every which way but the feeling of the ground rumbling below you from the cable cars all around you or the electricity sparking from the trolly busses passing you by. It's thrilling! No matter where you are in the city you can hear different languages spoken as you walk the sidewalks. You will never see the same style repeated on any person. And you will always be in awe of the sheer space in which this city is built. Not a single space is wasted, it is packed and filled to the max! It is an amazing city and one I never tire of.
One of the best parts of getting away from your own community is exploring new eats and San Francisco never lets you down. This trip was a nice reason to get back to the wharf and dig into some good seafood brought right in off the boats. Usually we find ourselves in Chinatown enjoying Dim Sum so this time it was treat to sit by the water and enjoy not only great company but fabulous food at the Crab House on Pier 39.
With full bellies and more adventure awaiting, we found ourselves in front of the ferris wheel and knew it was destined to be ridden by us! The cricket thought the ride was a fun but she was determined to hold on as tight as she possibly could. We adults on the other hand were a bit sick to our stomachs by the middle of the ride...word to the wise, don't sit up top!
After our spin we set out in search of a quiet space to enjoy conversation and a good cup of coffee when the smell from Boudin Bakery enticed us in! OH man was I wishing Big J was with us because bread is his only food group and this place would have been heaven for him! Yes that is an alligator covered with other little creatures like turtles and lobsters and crabs! The smell coming out of that place was AMAZING!
We ended up with coffee and cookies instead and just sat and watched the baskets of bread moving across the ceiling going from the ovens to the restaurant and customers wanting to buy some good San Francisco sourdough. Of course the cricket was in her element by being the star of the show and fitting right in as a city girl. The girl LURVES the city life and her auntie!
The witching hour soon told us it was time to head home and say our until next times. It was so wonderful to see my sister and hubby but oh so hard because we don't get to see each other as often as we'd like. Hopefully the city didn't scare them off and we'll see them again for more fun and adventure soon! Love you both!!
Wednesday means I'm linking up with Lisa's Black and White Wednesday...my favorite day of the week! Go and enjoy more fabulous bits of black and white life as well as enjoying your own day!