Monday, September 8, 2008

Trying On San Francisco

To celebrate our five year anniversary, Andrew and I went to San Francisco to try the city on for size. Since I complain so much about sunny weather, Andrew's co-worker said I needed to move to Ocean Beach in SF. So there I was, standing on a dune at Ocean Beach enjoying how chilly it was at 9am. So far, so good. Then we drove to the Marina and walked around a bit. From the pictures you will see how sunny it was. No good! I will never allow a San Franciscan to try to persuade me the city gets no sun.

Here is Andrew enjoying the sun.

Okay there was a bit of fog, but not the sunblocking type.

I guess Blake likes the sun too.


I am only excited about showing Blake the boats, not the sunshine.

After some time at the Marina, we headed over to Russian Hill to get lunch and stop by a candy store ( I had read about in a magazine. I tried gummy bananas, a coconut Long Boy Chew, and a Joya Bar. Andrew paid $8 for a chocolate bar that tasted like the $2 milk chocolate bars (3 pack) from Trader Joe's. He only ate two squares of it so it wasn't worth the splurge.

We decided to call it a day and drive by Ocean Beach once more to see if it was still foggy, which it was, so we talked about moving there. Only minutes later we both came to the conclusion that we don't really like San Francisco that much and we wouldn't want to live there. I love my husband because he lets me chase my crazy ideas and try them on in hopes I end up not liking them. I still want my mini horse farm though and we will have that someday. What a great husband. I thanked him for this on our walk last night and he said I could thank his mother (thank you Ellen) because he remembers going to open houses as a kid and running through the house imagining what room they would chose for themselves.

Blake gave us an anniversary present by sleeping for 11 hours straight two nights ago. It was amazing. I woke up at 6:45am when I heard Blake stir and I did a double take when I glanced at the clock. I couldn't believe that he went down at 7:30pm and woke up at 6:45am. Last night, he went down at 8:30pm and woke up at 4:45am. What a sleeping champ. I know he may not keep this up, but I am celebrating it while I have it.


Lisa Zaniewski said...

As a previous SF dweller, I know there are certain places you are less likely to find the sun. The Marina is not one of them, but I did enjoy living there. I miss it like crazy, but I would rather visit the city rather than live there.

Shannon said...

Lisa-speaking of cities, how is your new city? How much sun do you see?

Lisa Zaniewski said...

I have seen a lot of sunny and hot days! I came up here for cold weather and have experienced 95+ degree days. We did have a week of rain and clouds, which I was happy about, but that went away rather quickly. I somehow lost your email address again, so drop me an email at so I can get yours again please!