Friday, December 7, 2007
I left my Heart In San Fransisco
Christmas tree in San Fransisco at Pier 39 taken with my camera phone
This last Saturday, my Nina chartered a bus to San Fransisco. My daughter Diandra, my sister Jessica and another aunt and her daughter also went. We have had this trip planned for a couple of months.
We left early in the morning. We had mimosa's (I don't know if that is spelled right) on the way up as well as a couple of raffles. As we drove across the bay bridge, I felt like a little girl entering a wonderland. The architect of the buildings were absolutely breathtaking. I had decided not to bring my camera and immediately felt myself beginning to have withdrawals. I plan to take the bus or Bart another day just to take pictures and have lunch. No one will even no I am gone. (wink ;))
One of the ladies had an idea and threw it at us. She suggested that we could all pitch in for a room at the hotel where the bus was going to drop us off and pick us up. That way we could go to the bathroom and leave our packages there if we wanted. Everyone loved that idea, so she ran across the street and came back to tell us they would rent us the room for $65.00! As we all got off of the bus, we handed her $2.00. We were just to go to the hotel desk and ask them for a key to the room for "Merced." We then all went our separate ways. Our first stop was Old Navy. I got all of my Christmas shopping done there for my Grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Yippee!
We also went into the Mall which I felt was very overwhelming.
I loved the store Anthropologie. As soon as I walked in, I felt as if I was home. I realized that I have never been happy with the way I dress myself. The clothes that were there, were exactly how I have always wanted to express myself.
There are a lot of people in San Francisco. A lot of people who know how to take what they want too. I got pick-pocketed. Hopefully, it was a male, because he took this cute little tampon purse I got from Wal*Mart just loaded with tampons. I bet he wasn't too thrilled by what he thought was just a score! Serves him (hopefully a him) right! It made me mad though. It was a cute little tampon holder...
We then loaded back on the bus at 4:00 to go to the Fisherman's Wharf at Pier 39. We did some more shopping at Steve & Berry's. Everything in this store is under $20.00! We then had dinner. Walking back to the bus, there were different performers on the sidewalk. I enjoyed them and watching my daughter dance. She got some attention as well. We got back on the bus at 8:00 and then came home. It was a blast! My favorite part was spending a day with my family. I am looking forward to next year's trip to the city! I will definitely take my camera.
I love San Fransisco. The business of the city, and the people are so interesting. I didn't want to leave. It was then I understood the meaning in the title of that famous song.