Sunday, May 18, 2008

Bay to Breakers 2008

This past Sunday we went to the annual Bay to Breakers event here in SF. It is a 12k through the city that It is held every third Sunday in May. And no, we didn't run it. What happens is after the race participants clear through the course, thousands of people dressed in all sorts of costumes walk the course with floats and props and everything. It was a wild scene - very San Francisco. Here are some pics of it all.

Here we are - dressed as San Francisco tourists

Street breakdancing

Our friends Heather and Jen

The Love Boat

Ace Ventura - from the mental institute scene

A Double Dare team

A keg stand at a gas station

A Garbage Pail Kids float

Kate as a Garbage Pail Kid

The Russians were there

So were Da' Bears

Crayons like to party

So do Nascar pit crews

Free hugs

Free buns

By the time we made it to Golden Gate Park, people were in the trees

Blair, Heather and Jen refueling

Our group

Me and Chewy

Free petroleum jelly at the Red Cross table - not sure why you would need this, but I'm sure somebody did

The people dressed as keg cups didn't make it

Blair and I jumped in and played the guys with the mobile b-ball court

We won

Some guy handed me his parrot

Plenty of love to go around in this city

It was quite a day

Monday, May 12, 2008

A's Game

Kate and I went over to Oakland last Saturday to watch the A's play the Texas Rangers.

I like ballpark nachos...

The A's wore 1968 throwback uniforms

The Big Hurt

The Rangers wore 1968 Washington Senators uniforms

Their version of Ronnie Woo Woo

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Parents Visit Again!

Just wanted to post some pics from my parents' visit last month. We had such a great time...and, as usual, packed about two weeks of activities into just a few days.

We kicked off their stay with a trip to Ocean Beach...

And then a quick spin through Golden Gate Park.

The first night they were here, we had an amazing dinner at Delfina Pizzeria in the Mission...and then had to stop by Bi-Rite Creamery for dessert. Note to future visitors, Bi-Rite ice cream (arguably the best in the city) is not to be missed and we are more than happy to take you there! All the flavors are good, but the salted caramel is legendary. YUM. Mom and Dad worked off all the delicious dinners by exploring Point Reyes and renting bikes and riding over the Golden Gate bridge while we were at work.

We also went hiking in Muir Woods, which was so much fun.

We just missed all the wildflowers, but managed to spot a few...

...and some wildlife as well!

One thing that still amazes me about San Francisco--places like this are less than 20 min. from our apartment in the city!

Over the weekend we took a little road trip down to the central coast to visit family near Pismo Beach.

I hadn't seen Aunt Mill and Uncle Bill since I was a little girl and it was so nice to get reacquainted. Although I hadn't seen her in such a long time, Aunt Mill is so special to me...she made my blue blankie...which I still sleep with when Mike's out of town! She gave us a Christmas quilt that she made...I can't wait to pull it out for the holidays.

We also had fun picking gigantic lemons in their backyard...

Of course, no trip to the central coast is complete without hitting a few vineyards...

...and playing with vineyard dogs.

All in all a great trip!