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Sittin on the dock of the bay

August 1, 2010
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…watching this crab (and many of his friends) climb around in the rocks.

We woke up at 8, ate an awful continental breakfast at our hotel [hello Fruit Loops and instant oatmeal, I will be avoiding you!] then headed into the city for the bike ride.

The roads in San Fran are CRAZY!  I will definitely be sore after hiking up hills like this one!  At one point we were driving up such an incline that I was amazed we weren’t just rolling backwards.  Side Note: I can’t drive a stick shift!  Joey has tried to teach me many times and I understand the concept of driving stick but every time I would have to start I would get so anxious and end up stalling if there were cars behind me.  To this day I still feel anxious driving up hills in my automatic, ha ha yes, I’m crazy :o  I couldn’t imagine driving stick in SF!!!

I do not understand the saying “It’s like riding a bike” because riding a bike is not “like riding a bike.”  I was so wobbly when we first set out.  I got better as we got going though :)

We stopped a few time on our way over to the Golden Gate Bridge – it was so foggy and we couldn’t see the whole bridge :( but it was still a cool view. 

I had no idea biking was so tiring!!  I consider myself to be in pretty good shape but after getting so winded on the uphills I’m not so sure.  

On the bridge

It was crowded up there and I did NOT trust myself riding so close to pedestrians and other bikers but I made it across without falling or hitting anyone, yay!

Sausalito is on the other side of the bridge and was such a cute little town.  It was all downhill from the bridge to the town.  Downhill is so so fun :)

We had a recommendation from Joey’s dad to eat at this seafood restaurant called Scomo’s and I must admit it looked quite inviting but the menu just didn’t seem appealing.  High prices and fancy sounding food is not my thing.  I wanted something filling because I was STARVING!  We decided on a place called Winship because they had crab cakes on the specials menu. 

Joey had never had crab cakes before so we split a dish.  They were delish and so was the bed of greens they were sitting on :)  When I’m super hungry I have a tendency to stuff myself and end up feeling way too full later so I let Joey eat the other half of my cake so I could save room for my actual meal.

I got the Vegetarian Grille – veggies & tofu on sourdough + pesto and a side of greens and pasta salad.

I almost asked for coleslaw instead of pasta salad and I’m SO glad I didn’t.  This pasta salad was AWESOME!  The sauce was so creamy and it really hit the spot.

I haven’t ever really eaten tofu so I figured I’d give in a try.  I couldn’t really taste it with all the veggies and pesto – not sure if that’s a good or bad thing…

I could only eat half of the Sammy but if I had had any extra room I would’ve gobbled up the other half easily, it was so tasty!

Joey LOVED his!  He got the Sally Sanford – chicken, roasted red bell pepper, pesto and red onion on sourdough with greens on the side.

After lunch we enjoyed a few minutes of relaxation on the dock then rode the ferry back into SF and biked 2 miles from the port to the bike shop and hustled back to the car.  We had tickets to the San Francisco Giants game at 7:15 and we were cutting it close!! 

We managed to make it there just before the 3rd inning, oops!

Our seats were on the other side of the foul pole so we had to squeeze through this tiny gap to get to them, too funny!  Usually I try to avoid ballpark eating but it’s just been too busy on vacation to plan ahead and pack dinners so I’ve had to make due. 

  1. Dodgers Stadium:

 

Things I did NOT eat:

I ate a PB&B before the game so I could avoid the foods available in the All You Can Eat Pavilion

  1. Angels Stadium:

 Turkey Sandwich on FRESH squaw bread.  I actually saw them cut my bread from a loaf in the back!!  If you’ve ever eaten at a ballpark you know that everything is usually prepackaged so you can imagine my excitement when I saw the bread being cut and the sandwich being assembled.

  1. Petco Park:

I did not enjoy the lack of options at this game!  Both Joey and I ended up with Santa Fe salads that were premade [I would’ve rather not had to eat that slightly melty cheddar cheese on top, but what can you do?] but we also shared a huge fruit cup that tasted pretty fresh :)

  1. AT&T Park:

Clam chowder in sourdough bread bowls, yum!!  I may or may not have also indulged in some Gilroy’s Garlic Fries, he he :P

Now we are on the road headed towards home.  We made it to Utah last night and we’re about to hit the road again for the rest of the drive home.  It’s going to be a long day!  Joey is craving fast food (YUCK!).  Looks like I’ll be making myself another PB&B in the car for lunch :) 

Adios for now!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 2, 2010 3:18 AM

    GAH! Love Garlic fries..just got them a week ago at a game..fun fun :)

    That tofu sandwich looks amazing…I make tofu all the time, but always neglect to put it on some bread for a good ol’ fashion sandwich!

    • August 2, 2010 11:36 PM

      Haha my conscience told me not to eat any fries but my stomach was saying something different. I’m pretty sure I said “This is my last fry” about 12 times!

  2. August 3, 2010 1:16 AM

    BIKING! awe ur so cute!! hehe

    xo

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