Well I'm sure by now you've all forgotten that I actually went on a trip to California...no? Well prepare to be astounded by pictures of me gorging myself on exotic foods, waves crashing onto beaches, and a bride walking down the aisle. Of course noone has ever seen vacation pictures like that before have they??? LOL. Well I figure I've had to look at my share of other peoples vacations pics, so now it's my turn. We did have a fantastic if short trip, it was heavy on the eating, as you will see. Although it started out as bad as you can get, short of the plane actually crashing. What should have been a very quick 30 min. flight from Providence to JFK, ended up being 2.5hrs due to a very bad storm. Which in turn caused a domino effect the likes of which causes me to become teary eyed in the recollection of it. Yes we missed our connection to San Francisco, so instead of leaving at 8:30 to SF, we couldn't get a flight till 4:30, which ended up leaving at 7:30 because of the co-pilot being MIA. (That was after we had the brilliant idea to wander around Times Square for the day, and got caught in a torrential downpour, which caused my knit pants to swell and stretch and become as soggy and filthy as you can imagine walking around the subway.) Then of course we finally got there around 3AM, and our luggage was missing. And of course we had no toiletries (I just can't be bothered putting various personal grooming products into small little bottles) or changes of clothing. I don't usually like to cry in public, but it was just too much. After that ordeal I really worked up an appetite. So the next day, we ate breakfast.
If you are ever in SF I highly recommend Dottie's True Blue Cafe, the owner really elevates breakfast fare to an art form. I will miss Dotties. Oh, another picture of me stuffing my face on Dim Sum in Chinatown (I ate so much I busted out of my dress here, yikes):
The entrance to Chinatown:
Jeff has been facinated with Chinese Medicine so of course we went to an herbalist while we were there. He bought some herbs, which the herbalist instructed to make a "tea" with, but let me tell you this tea must be good for you because it was vile tasting. It ended up being more like a gravy, a bitter, mushroom/wood tasting viscous yuck. Check out the scale.
And here are the requisite vacation shots of the Golden Gate Bridge and the coast. It really was so beautiful though. The coastline of the Atlantic is beautiful too, especially in Newport and the Cape, but the west coast has such a different feel and look to it. It's huge in everyway.
Here I am outside of Doe, a fabulous little boutique on Haight St.
And of course the reason we went, here is the lovely Bride Danielle.
We didn't get to everything I wanted to, because 4 days is just not enough time, plus we wasted a whole day waiting around in New York. Never got to Chez Panisse (sniff). But i did get to Kinokinuya Bookstore in Japantown. I thought my head would explode. Golden Gate State park was huge and green and wonderful, even though it was a bit battered from that terrible storm. Already thinking about my next trip out there, because I need to go back and retrieve my heart right?