Monday, February 14, 2011

Down by the Bay

We are headed to foggy bayside city explorations in San Francisco! I've been scouring my beloved blogs for some advice, and since I tend to read food/recipe blogs, I have a full list of places to eat! Heidi, the famed blogger of 101 cookbooks, provides a delicious list on her blog, starting with the Mission District! We reserved a couple nights at the Hotel Mirabelle right in the heart of Mission/Guerrero, it look so freaking cute. A restored Victorian hostel with themed private rooms, right in the heart of a bustling, fun neighborhood.
My my dear childhood friend, Jenny, recommended the neighborhood for its bike-ability, and variety of activities! Shopping, parks, munchies, music, I can't wait. San Francisco was high on my list of places to live, however I can't imagine ever wanting to leave Portland. We were originally planning to go for my birthday (which also happens to be on Easter!) but changed our plans when we discovered Jenny and her husband are embarking on a world-wide traveling adventure! So we'll be there for the last few weeks of their San Francisco time, how perfect. They live up in Mill Valley now, a perfect place to go hiking with a young puppy.

Travis is especially excited to wander around Haight Ashbury :) Such a silly hippy boy. I love him so much. We are taking almost a whole week to explore, staying downtown during the week to get a lazy weekday feel of exploring, and hopefully getting out of the city and finding some lovely hills to climb during the weekend!

I am so filled with gratitude and joy! Happy Valentines Day friends!


  1. how exciting!!! i LOOOOOOVE san fran!! oh you're gonna have so much fun...i can't wait to hear!!

  2. yay SFO!
    Russ and I had the best burrito of our lives in the Mission : Taqueria Can-Cun (on Mission at 19th)...seriously we still talk about it at least monthly and it's been almost 2 years!
    Also, check out Tommy's (This is Naive) lo-fi SFO guide :

    Have a fantastic trip! Say hi to Jenny for me!