Monday, May 5, 2008

On the wharf.
Outside the Chinese Historical Society of America's museum housed in the former Chinatown YWCA.
Phoebe embracing her inner tacky tourist.
Of course, what is a trip to Chinatown without Chinese tamales?
Getting soaked on a bay tour, but we did get to make a wish as we passed beneath the Golden was awesome.

Phoebe and I have decided that San Francisco incorporates many of the best elements of our favorite American cities. It has the culture and class of an east coast city while maintaining the easy going nature of California. You might say it traverses cultural boundaries...

Our weekend was fantastic and we had a lot of fun just taking it easy. Friday night we went out for the greatest Thai food in existence, and kicked back at the King George Hotel downtown. Saturday we rode cable cars, had amazing sourdough french toast, visited the Chinese Historical Society of America, explored Chinatown, drank boba, strolled along the waterfront, bought salt water taffy, took a bay tour, got soaked, shopped for new clothes and had the greatest dinner of our lives at Fog City Diner. But that's not all! Sunday we blew copious amounts of money on an incredible dim sum brunch, rode more cable cars, hung out in union square, saw the SF Museum of Modern Art (with a dynamite exhibition of Lee Friedlander's photography), went shopping and did it all in time to board a 9pm flight back to our home away from home, LA.

Yeah, that's our twisted version of an easy-going relaxed weekend. Only about 24 hours left here in the city of angels. Today we are going to breakfast and organizing our comments and suggestions for CAM museum staff. We have seen/learned so much. It has been incredible, and tonight, to cap it all off, we are going to the Dodgers game with our dear Sylvia.

Going to be hard to get on that plane back to CO...