Dad had a conference to attend in San Francisco last week so the whole family went along. There are only two flights on and off the island each week (Fri and Mon), so we were gone from from Monday to Monday. It was the first time Noah was aware of flying and he was excited by all the planes he saw, he did get a little stir crazy but he behaved well for the most part. It's a five and a half hour flight to Hawaii and then another five and a half to San Francisco, so we were all a little stir crazy.
It was nice to have some of the mainland conveniences and buy items we can't get here in A.S. We squeezed in as much "feral dog free" walking/sightseeing as we could and Noah got to see a world that was very new to him. We never made it to the Golden Gate Bridge but it was usually within view, it's pretty amazing to see it rise higher than those hills.
Our hotel was located in tourist central, otherwise known as Fisherman's Warf, and we were very close to lots of shops and restaurants. Pier 39 was just a couple blocks over and we spent some time watching the sea lions sunbathe, looking at Alcatraz and enjoying all the pier had to offer.
In the midst of all the touristy "food" we were able to find a couple gems during our short stay. Just around the corner from our hotel was the Hollywood Cafe, this is a great breakfast spot and we ended up going back on a second occasion. The plates are overflowing with food and fruit, I will let the pictures do the talking.
The sourdough in San Francisco is well known and can be found everywhere. Most of it originates from the famous Boudin bakery which is also within the Fisherman's Warf. I think sourdough was served with every meal we ate during our stay, you can see Noah chomping down some in the benedict picture above! We stopped by the bakery for some snacks and watched them make the bread.
We also found a great organic french fry place called "3 Potato 4", although technically nothing is fried and, as the sign on their wall says, they are not French. They use all organic ingredients and a super convection oven to make their fries and have three varieties, including sweet potatoes.
The Jaskowiak Family
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