Thursday, April 29, 2010

Can I get a whoot whoot!!!

We had a GREAT day today!!!

First of all I must give a giant shout out to my super smart husband for passing his CCRN (Critical Care RN) exam. Yeah!!!

He took the test in San Francisco so E Squared and I drove him the hour to the city so he would not have to deal with traffic and parking (or lack thereof). It was a win-win situation because, well it was San Fran!!! It's awesome that we live so close and sad that we don't get there more often.

So, while poor Jon sat before a computer test for 3 hours answering really hard test questions, we played tourist!!! We walked ALOT around Pier 39.
Had fantastic/clear views of Alcatraz! It's often foggy so to have such a clear view is fab!
We watched and SMELLED (yuck, per Edie) the Sea Lions. These guys are awesome and if you ever make it to SF they are a MUST SEE/SMELL. They mysteriously disappeared last year but are back now. I could watch them for hours ...and by the looks of this guy he could be watched for hours.
We paid NINE dollars to ride the famous Pier 39 carousel!!!

We watched weird people strolling the pier ...
Tried to get a good picture of these flags. FAIL!!!
Ate cotton candy ...
or didn't !!! She gagged. Who gags at cotton candy?
Posed with gold men !!!!
Bought shoes ...
Paid outrageous parking fees !!!
Watched people not pay attention to rules ....
you can't see the sign in this picture, but it's right between those TWO backed in cars!!!
barely missed side swiping bus # 62
And when the people started getting shadier .....
and pimpier .....
we decided to heed the warning signs and turn around!
These streets are S.T.E.E.P.
LOOK ... it just drops off!!! Like STRAIGHT down!!!
There's Alcatraz again ... see it down there at the very very end!!
We passed the crookedest street in the world .....
and laughed at their signs. Seriously, you live on one of the most famous streets EVER and you don't expect noise. HOITY TOITY!!! So we waved to the nice people .....and blew our horn!!! (not really)


KC said...

What a day ! Congrats to big Jon -- that one's a biggie --- and to you for a great travelogue :-) Fun day in the City.

Rebecca said...

How fun! I want to go to SF soooo bad! I love how she's covering her eyes with gold man like, "'re too're hurting my eyes!" Great!

Expensive day too ($9?), but looks like it was well worth it...I think we may have to look you up as our tour guide if we ever make it to CA!

Esther and Brian said...

how nice! i love san francisco- my favorite city in the U.S. I spent four months there one spring/summer and loved every minute of it..and it's always windy, isn't??? Chicago should lose the title and give it to SF!!!

Poppy said...

Congrats to the hubby and it sure looks like you and the girls had a great time!

Sarah said...

Looks like so much fun!! Love the pic of one of the E's covering her eyes with the gold man!!! And NINE dollars to ride the carousel? Claire is scared of them, so I would have demanded my $$ back. Pics are're getting good with the camera ( :

Danifred said...

I LOVE this series of pictures! It was an awesome story!

Okay, I'm dying to know, what do sea lions smell like? I've never even considered that they would smell. It's so cool that they are just hanging out, enjoying the day (says the East coaster)