Last weekend, I spent a little time in a new city visiting some college friends. It was a ton of fun to catch up with them and see some new sites! Here’s what I learned during my trip to San Francisco…
- 1. Dolphins swim under the Golden Gate Bridge.
Yep, it’s true. I saw them. They were leaping out of the water and everything!
- 2. The intricate workings of cable cars are fascinating.
I have been very undereducated about cable cars! My hubby wanted to go to SF’s Cable Car Museum and I hesitantly obliged, only to find that it was quite interesting. (There are cables continually running under certain streets, and the operators have to grasp these cables in order to move the cars.) I highly recommend this free museum!
[clockwise from top: 3. doggies with neckties, 2. the Cable Car Museum, 6. my hubby and I at the Fisherman’s Wharf, 5. Haight-Ashbury]
- 3. People make neckties for dogs.
As we were hiking up a street, we stumbled across a doggie boutique, and decided to buy something for Reese, since she stayed with her grandparents over the weekend. Some items were way cool, like this treat puzzle, and my favorite- the doggie collar necktie. It was totally adorable, but a little pricey. I’m hoping Liz can make one in a DIY post someday!
- 4. The Ghirardelli Chocolate Shop gives away free chocolate squares.(And, if you go through the shop a second time, you get a second square!) Neal also spotted Tracy Morgan as we were walking through the Fisherman’s Wharf area… I saw his back.
- 5. Some people wear floral spandex.
Ok, so I had to check out the vintage fashion on Haight-Ashbury. I found some great pieces that might just pop up on the site some day(!) And I also saw some bold statement-making street style. Uniqueness was being embraced on this historical hippie street. That’s right, feel free to wear your floral spandex, ma’am. I wore a two-day old sweatshirt.
- And that would be number 6. SF was not as warm as I had expected!
What valuable life lessons have you learned while traveling?