Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Karen Visits SF!

Andrew had class on Saturday so Karen and I amused ourselves by walking around the Marina neighborhood window shopping.  

We started at the waterfront with a view of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge

The Rolex races were taking place! 

We had lunch in a restaurant on Chestnut St called The Grove, and walked through the Palace of Fine Arts on the way to meet Andrew at the Presidio.

 We had bread bowls at Boudin Bakery for dinner and went to Lombard Street.

Sunday Morning we had brunch then walked to the cable cars. We rode the car to the end of the rail at Market St so that Karen could get a glimpse of Chinatown and see the Financial District.

Karen enjoying a cable car ride. She waived at the other car going in the opposite direction, I think she was exited :)

Karen and I on a cable car on the return trip.

There were so many great views of the city! The Oakland-Bay Bridge is just visible in the center of the skyscrapers.

After the cable car we walked down to Alamo Square to see the painted ladies.

Great view of the city in the background! 

We then walked through Haight-Ashbury and through the Pan Handle on our way home.

We ended our day by driving to the beach after dinner to watch the sunset. We had walked everywhere and the beach is a little to far to walk to (more importantly, we were tired). Andrew counted the blocks on the map and we walked over 82 blocks on Saturday, over six hilly miles.

Grandma Lois! Recognize this house? We took a little detour on the way home from the beach to see 4141 Anza St. :)

Before Karen left for home on Monday morning we took a little walk to show her USF and to get coffee at the local Starbucks. This is St. Ignatius Church that is on USF's campus. 

We had a great weekend with Karen visiting and exploring the city! It was so nice to see a familiar face and spend time with family :)


  1. Sounds like y'all had a great visit! Beautiful pic's Rachel.

  2. The weather is beautiful! :) Looks like fun! Miss you tons-we will have to talk soon!

  3. So looking forward to our weekend soon!