No brainer, we're stopping here...
Trip Start Nov 21, 2010
24Trip End Nov 01, 2014
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We started off our trip arriving at night to find out that parking was $42 per night at the 'cheap' hotel we'd found at Fisherman's Wharf. Oh well, it was convenient to be at this location and we decided that it wasn't necessary to tip the valet at that cost. Some days it pays to be an unknowing tourist, I suppose.
The next day we took a drive to Golden Gate Bridge National Park, the country's largest urban national park. Dogs are allowed unleashed here, so we were even able to rescue Toby from his bane hotel existence. We played some fetch with the dog, grabbed a bite to eat at a water-side cafe, walked down to the Golden Gate Bridge, watched the surfers under the bridge, and enjoyed an easy day of relatively non-touristy things
(By the way, we're in north-central British Columbia, Canada already. My blog kind of fell by the wayside once the weather got colder and rainy...interesting. But we stopped early tonight, so I'm playing catch up. If I forget the details, you won't know anyway...you'll just think our trip was boring.)
With so many restaurant options, we really didn't know where to start. We ended up at Boudin Sourdough Bakery for a happy hour and decided to stay for dinner. We had a roasted tomato and goat cheese appetizer, which was delicious. The sourdough alone was pretty incredible, and they had some good local brews on the tap, so we stayed for dinner. Doug had an incredible bowl of dungenous crab mac and cheese. It was heavenly. I had been craving salad for days (since LA, Gavin and Vicki can attest to that), but had failed to eat anything green or veggie-related for days, so I went for it. Needless to say, I snitched more of Doug's mac and cheese than he probably wanted. :)
On our second day in San Francisco we walked around Fisherman's Wharf a little bit more - getting the dog out in the morning for street-side breakfast (at Boudin's again, haha) - and went to Alcatraz
That night Doug wanted some brewery food. Stumbled upon Rogue Eatery trying to find a brewery. Rogue Brewing Company started in Oregon, but has eateries around the northwest that serve their beers and have delicious food, they just don't brew on-site. They seek out old restaurants or buildings that have been part of a city's fabric but are somewhat failing, buy the space, try to change it as little as possible, and bring in new food, drink, and a new mentality. The place we went to was always a corner pub in a part of SF