San Fran Part 2- Chinatown, Eating, Cable Cars & Eating!

We started the day with a noble plan, to go check out North Beach, in particular the Liguria Bakery- which is supposed to have the best foccocia bread in all the land.  It’s good to base a day around a food, right?

We hopped on the good old bus- which took us right to Washington Square- but alas, the bakery was closed! NO!!!!!!  Here we were, hungry, and obviously without a map and no idea where the rest of North Beach was…and no backup plan.  But leave it to Grandma, she just chatted up some other tourists in the area and they gave her their map.  Atta girl!

After that we set out on a walk through Chinatown and towards The Ferry Building.  Chinatown was what you would expect…BUSY and CRAZY…but it was cool.  Hudson liked looking at all the weird dried fish and other oddities.  Jeff liked the pork buns. And Hank liked the park we came across (I liked the pig tailed hobo doing arm curls with his duffle bag).

After that we cruised down the hill and hit up The Ferry Building, which is a big modern market housed in a giant old warehouse.  We had the ‘best coffee in San Fran’ at the Blue Bottle..which was really good.  We had a freakin’ delicious biscuit from these guys.  And we had some other good eats and walked across the Embarcadero to the playground where the kids burned off some steam.

After that we hopped on a cable-car and got hoisted up the hill and were privy to some pretty killer views.  Well worth the $6 each.

After that we got a cranky Hank home, napped him, and did the local park, and a pizza dinner at Delarosa in our hood.

So:  Fave things about San Fran so far:

  • Kids are everywhere
  • Playgrounds and green spaces are spread out throughout
  • Transit is easy
  • The buildings.  The buildings. THE BUILDINGS!
  • Mom Uniform:  lululemon type exercise outfit (with complete hair and makeup) complete with full on running shoes.
  • Non Mom Uniform:  See above
  • Food.  FOOD.  FOOD

We logged over 20,000 steps!  Wowza’s!  I can’t believe that Hudson can do this, it is AMAZING!