San Francisco Recap: Part II

As promised, here are some more highlights from my recent San Francisco trip. If you haven’t seen my photo recap from part I, be sure to check it out here.

Happy Thursday, folks and remember, enjoy life!

Me in front of the infamous, Painted Ladies, in Alamo Square.
Me in front of the infamous, Painted Ladies, in Alamo Square.
An interesting sight in the Haight-Ashbury district. In reality, there's lot of interesting sights in this area!
Lots of interesting things to look at in the Haight-Ashbury district!
Walking around the grounds of the Palace of Fine Arts.
The Rotunda at the Palace of Fine Arts. Beautiful, right?
Jesse playing some more at the Exploratorium. Like I mentioned in the first recap, it's all hand's on and interactive! Fun for all ages!
Jesse playing some more at the Exploratorium. Like I mentioned in the first recap, it’s all hand’s on and interactive! This setup demonstrated non-circular wheels, and allowed you to test how efficiently (or not efficiently) they worked. By the way, it pays to be a student again…I saved $6 on admission here for showing my student I.D.
Ghiradelli Square, down near the Fisherman's Wharf. Naturally, Jesse bought some Ghiradelli chocolates here!
Ghirardelli Square, down near the Fisherman’s Wharf. Naturally, Jesse bought some Ghirardelli chocolates here — a variety of different dark chocolate squares.
Some pretty birds inside the Rainforest dome at the San Francisco Academy of Sciences. You were literally inside a huge dome with free-roaming organisms, such as these birds, butterflies, spiders and parrots. Other organisms, like frogs and snakes were not free-roaming. They highly regulate the air and number of people coming in and out of the rainforest dome. It's a special entry and you cannot let yourself in. Additionally, someone escorts you out and checks you over to make sure there are no butterflies or other critters on your body!
Some pretty birds inside the rainforest dome at the San Francisco Academy of Sciences. You were literally inside a huge dome with free-roaming organisms, such as these birds, butterflies, spiders and parrots. Other rainforest organisms, like frogs, snakes, etc. were not free-roaming. They highly regulate the air control and number of people coming in and out of the rainforest dome. It’s a special entry and you cannot let yourself in. Additionally, someone escorts you out and checks you over to make sure there are no butterflies or other critters on your body! It was cool to be inside what felt like a giant, enclosed fish bowl  and see other visitors walking around the museum on the outside of the dome.
The San Francisco Academy of Sciences from afar. This museum is located in Golden Gate Park, along with many other sites.
The San Francisco Academy of Sciences from afar. This museum is located in Golden Gate Park, along with many other sites. Notice the Living Roof on top of the building. Remember my close-up picture of this from my first recap post? Oh, and I saved $6 on admission with my student I.D. here! Normally, it’s about $35 for adults!
The shower in our bathroom at the Wyndham Canterbury. I LOVED this shower! Seriously, beautiful and amazing!
The shower in our bathroom at the Wyndham Canterbury. I LOVED this shower! Seriously, beautiful and amazing! It’s hard to see, but it was a little bigger than what’s shown here. I couldn’t get it all in the photo.
A delicious cocktail Jesse and I had our first evening in San Francisco, at E & O Asian Kitchen. This was one of their signature drinks, called the Gazebo, and it was vodka, pineapple, basil and lemon. It had a lovely foam on top, as you can see in the picture. It was so tasty, I had two! (Taken on iPhone).
A delicious cocktail Jesse and I had our first evening in San Francisco, at E & O Asian Kitchen. This was one of their signature drinks, called the Gazebo, and it was vodka, pineapple, basil and lemon. It had a lovely foam on top, as you can see in the picture. It was so tasty, I decided to have a second! The food here was spectacular too. They have a gluten-free menu and will make any additional substitutions as needed. Jesse and I shared an appetizer and two dishes. Everything is tapas style. (Taken on iPhone).
There are lots of mass-transit options in San Fran, and we rode them all! We bought a 3-day transit pass for $22, which was super convenient and affordable. It even worked for the cable cars, which cost $6 one-way to ride!
There are lots of mass-transit options in San Fran, and we rode them all! We bought a 3-day transit pass for $22, which was super convenient and affordable. It even worked for the cable cars, which cost $6 one-way to ride!
Inside the planetarium before the start of the show at the San Francisco Academy of Sciences. Our feet were killing us from walking (note, don't walk long distances and hills in TOMS slip-ons...bad toe blisters!), so sitting down and chilling in a was welcomed! (Taken on iPhone).
Inside the planetarium before the start of the show at the San Francisco Academy of Sciences. Our feet were killing us from walking (note, don’t walk long distances and hills in TOMS slip-ons…bad toe blisters!), so sitting down and chilling in a was welcomed! (Taken on iPhone).
I couldn't help myself...had to snap a picture of this getup (the shorts, specifically). This is when we were nearing the end of crossing the Golden Gate.
I couldn’t help myself…had to snap a picture of this getup. This is when we were nearing the end of crossing the Golden Gate. Hopefully, this guy doesn’t read my blog. Seems unlikely, right?
Sweet coffee brewing setup in a local coffee shop along Haight Street. Jesse stopped here for an Americano. Sadly, I don't recall the name of this place. (Taken on iPhone).
Sweet coffee brewing setup in a local coffee shop along Haight Street. Jesse stopped here for an Americano. Sadly, I don’t recall the name of this place. (Taken on iPhone).
My lunch one day at the Tipsy Pig, which you may have seen on Facebook. It was mixed greens with strawberries, pistachios, balsamic vinaigrette and sliced chicken breast. It was supposed to have goat cheese, but I got it without. It also didn't come standard with chicken, but you had the option to add it.
My lunch at the Tipsy Pig, which you may have seen on Facebook. It’s mixed greens with strawberries, pistachios, balsamic vinaigrette and sliced chicken breast. It was supposed to have goat cheese, but I got it without. It also didn’t come standard with chicken, but you had the option to add it.
I love all the Victorian style houses and buildings in San Francisco, and look at those colors!
I love all the Victorian style houses and buildings in San Francisco, and look at those colors!
Another shot of our room at the Wyndham Canterbury. The bedroom was an entirely separate room from the living/kitchen area. I love the Victorian details on the wall.
Another shot of our room at the Wyndham Canterbury. The bedroom was an entirely separate room from the living/kitchen area. I love the Victorian details on the wall. The bed was SO comfortable too and the mattress topper nestled me like a baby at night.
Our little kitchen in our urban-style room/apt at the Wyndham Canterbury.
Our little kitchen in our urban-style room/apt at the Wyndham Canterbury.
Jellyfish at the San Francisco Academy of Sciences.
Jellyfish at the San Francisco Academy of Sciences. (Taken on iPhone).
This was on the ceiling of the restroom at The Tipsy Pig. It made me chuckle, so I decided to snap a picture of it. (Taken on iPhone).
This was on the ceiling of the restroom at The Tipsy Pig. It made me chuckle, so I decided to snap a picture of it. (Taken on iPhone).
Some boats down at the Fisherman's Wharf. We didn't go on them, since you had to pay for a ticket to do so, but we looked at them from the outside.
Some boats down at the Fisherman’s Wharf. We didn’t go on them, since you had to pay for a ticket to do so, but we looked at them from the outside.
Jesse, sight seeing, on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Jesse, sight seeing, on the other side of the Golden Gate Bridge.
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5 thoughts on “San Francisco Recap: Part II

  1. Christine R. June 27, 2013 / 2:41 pm

    Nice pics. I was there last week and didn’t get to see the Painted Ladies but at least I get to see them in your pics 🙂

    • paleoinpdx June 27, 2013 / 10:03 pm

      Thanks! I’m glad you enjoyed the photos, especially the one of the Painted Ladies 😉

  2. Kari June 28, 2013 / 5:22 am

    I really enjoyed the pics! I like the captions, too, so I would know what they all are! Thank you for sharing.

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