Sunday, December 1, 2013

A pictorial recap

A clutch of pictures today.
And maybe some bullet points to go with them.
But I'm not promising anything.

We all went to the Bay area of California because last summer
this young woman, SK, picked up her life and moved there.

We celebrated Thanksgiving.
We were VERY thankful.
Thankful that
My sister, LD, and our daughter, E,
LOVE to cook (and look fetching in aprons!).
We pardoned a turkey this year,
and were VERY thankful for that too,
because a delayed flight meant E basically 
hopped off a plane and started chopping vegetables.
For her famous

:Shepherd's pie.
It was delicious!

The next day was San Francisco in turbo-drive. From Union Square for morning coffee, to lunch in the Mission District, to afternoon on the wharf and ice cream at (of course) Ghiradelli's, we traipsed all over the place. Watched the fog roll in over the Golden Gate, and saw a few beautiful Victorians. Yep, we may have only had a day, but we can be tourists with the best of them. And when the adults got tired, the younger ones kept going--back down to Union Square, up to the Fairmont and Nob Hill, just walking the Hills of the city because really, you can't take it all in.

So here, in no particular order, are a few shots from our one and only day out in San Francisco:
Waiting for lunch at Mama Ji's Chinese Restaurant. Oh wow, how amazing that food was!
Victorians as far as the eye can see...I love the color palate of these houses,
though they might NOT be authentic.

My girls, with Alcatraz in the distance

 Still Daddy's little girl!
 Beve and me, squinting on the dock of the Bay.
J and his cousin (my sister LD's son).

Happy Advent from us to you.


Pamela M. Steiner said...

Looks like just the kind of Thanksgiving we should all have...spending time with the ones we love, doing fun things together...who cares about a turkey when you can have Shepherd's Pie and family to share it with? Sounds great to me! Thank you for giving us a glimpse of a great weekend.
You are blessed!!!

M said...

Love the pictures! Some day I'll be there to share the fun!