Friday, June 21, 2013

Birthday Recap Part 1

This past week I went on a four day, Birthday weekend adventure! I was lucky enough to be able to have my mom come in and help me celebrate. 
To start the trip off right we hit the group running once her plane landed and headed over to San Francisco. We hit the Haight area and visited one of my favorite DVD depots.... Ameoba. We also did a little vintage shopping and grabbed some food at Burger Urge. I can't believe how big the burgers were! The meat alone is 1/2 pound. If you're a meat/burger lover then Burger Urge is for you. 
Once I got my dvd fix and my belly full. We decided to see a few tourist sites. Every time I've been to San Francisco, I've visited Baker Beach. It's such a calm, fun place with a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge. I originally heard about Baker Beach a few years ago from fellow blogger, Claire. Since she's a SF girl she knew about this great spot and had blogged about it. I'm so glad she did! It's one of my favorite spots in SF.
My mom had never been to Baker so I was excited to share it with her. I'm pretty for sure she liked it. I love how much darker the sand is there. Plus the black rocks are pretty cool when you can find them. After we left Baker beach, we headed closer over to the Golden Gate to get a few closer photos. I had originally wanted to walk the bridge but it was starting to get later in the evening and we wouldn't have made it across and back before they close it off to foot traffic. I figure I'll go back over to SF in the next few weeks and walk it. 
You can't really tell in this photo but the bridge is really close to us. We were actually on the access point to where you can talk the walking path up onto the bridge. With the sun going down and only a few more minutes of sunlight left we hit up one other famous landmark... the Painted Ladies. The famous row houses which have been featured in many television shows (the famous Full House home) and movies. 
Since it was almost dark and my mom had travelled all day long we left San Francisco and made the drive down to San Jose. We knew that the next day was going to be another long one filled with tons of adventures. 

5 comments:

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

Wow Gorgeous (!!!) photos!! LOVE LOVE LOVE San Francisco!

Sam M said...

San Fran is such a cool city! I've never heard of Baker beach. I'll have to try it the next time I'm out there. I can't wait to hear about San Jose!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Looks like such a great birthday!

Deidre said...

This sounds like a great way to spend your birthday, I'm so excited that you got to spend it with your mom.

Selma @ Crazy Little World Of Mine said...

I miss SF every single day.