Friday, August 07, 2009

4 year Anniversary in San Francisco

We decided to make a trip to the city for our anniversary this year and stay at the Marine Memorial Lodge, if you are in the military membership is free, you have to either go there and show them your ID card or call and they can give you the information you need to fax them. With the membership, it's 69 dollars a night for weeknights and 89 dollars a night for weekends, don't miss the free breakfast on the 12th floor, parking is an additional 22 dollars per day which is added on to your bill. The first night in town, we walked down to Sutter Square and explored the area till after dark then had sushi at a literal hole in the wall diner with 4 tables and our single beer for the trip (yes, it is possible to have fun without getting drunk).

Our window was on the 7th floor
8 pillows!!

These hearts were all over the place

This was one strange looking dude

The next day we hiked to the top of Nob hill and purchased all day Muni-passes for 11 bucks which let you ride the cable cars and the city buses but not the BART. Well have to save exploring where that BART thing goes for another trip. The cable cars basically go in a big X well more of a t across downtown going up and down these steep hills and we went to all of the ends. Exploring China Town in the morning and dropping a wad of cash on some swanky clothes for the wife, Sutter St that afternoon and finished off the day at Fisherman’s Wharf that night with clam chowder, took advantage of the Ripley's Believe it or Not military discount 6 dollars and change) and crawled back to our hotel.
cable cars
On the cable car
China Town with someone driving a Ford Fusion like mine
The following morning, we had a huge free breakfast (we missed the day before to our loss) and checked out and drove over to the Golden Gate Park and the Presidio, looking at the gun encampments and getting a few more pictures then across the bridge. I haven't been across the Golden Gate since I was a baby, that afternoon we lazed around Muir Beach. A great time.

On other things, I’ve been concentrating on work so much that I haven’t had much time to do much else and by our readiness numbers, it’s showing. I don’t mean to slack of on the blog but I want to get my real life in order before I put too much attention to my cyber life. If you’re interested in some Navy Blogs of people who actually have a life, check out Deploying in a “Sea” of Sand. He has some great links to other Sailors who are IA “Individual Augmentation” to somewhere else, currently, I’m in the middle of his snag which he posts about so I feel free to mention, hopefully it all works out soon.

Well I got to get back to cleaning up a bit before the bride gets home, have a good weekend.

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