I chose San Francisco for many reasons. For one, I think the Golden Gate Bridge is absolutely, stunningly beautiful, and I was DYING to see it. I also wanted to run across it, which I did! That was so cool! :)
Coit Tower. It wasn't too foggy this day, obviously!
I also chose SF because I'd always wanted to see the sea lions at Pier 39. Wow, those are noisy little fellas!
...or Fisherman's Wharf...
Lombard Street (which is also the home of Scottie Ferguson, the character played by my favorite actor of all-time, James Stewart, in one of my favorite movies of all-time, Vertigo, by one of my favorite filmmakers of all-time, Alfred Hitchcock)!!
I also had to visit Alamo Square and look for the Tanner family. Where was Uncle Jesse??
I had a blast riding the cable cars...
SF Cable Car Museum. It was fascinating!
These are the ACTUAL cables that pull the cars on the 4 main lines!Alcatraz. I've always been intrigued by the history (and mystery) of The Rock, so I was unbelievably psyched to book a night tour. I wanted my visit to be as creepy as possible! :) By day, it looks pretty tame...
this episode of Unsolved Mysteries? That show used to scare me silly, but I absolutely LOVED the Alcatraz-escape episode with the "dummy heads." I was tickled to see them in person!
Escape from Alcatraz and Birdman of Alcatraz - if you want to get your Alcatraz fix!
But what really stole my heart was the FOOD. The abundance of delicious, vegan food! Incredible sourdough bread at Boudin Bakery:
...my first taste of Eritrean food (injera!!!!!) at Assab Eritrean Restaurant:Herbivore:
Tonight, I wanted to remember some of that yummy San Francisco goodness. I was at Trader Joe's today and saw this:
panzanella! I found an easy-peasy recipe for Tuscan Bread and Tomato Salad in 1,000 Vegan Recipes and decided to put a San Franciscan-style spin on it. I made croutons with the sourdough bread and served the salad over a big bed of arugula. It was....amazing.