I worked until 11:30 on Sunday night, and took a three hour nap. By 3:00am we were on the road! And yes, we drove the entire thing. Eight hours from San Diego to San Francisco! It was fun experiencing a long road trip with my boyfriend, even though there isn't a whole lot going on in the drive through Central California!
|Seriously, the scenery for hours.|
|Casa Loma Hotel!|
We took a super long nap, and I woke up to discover I had left ALL my toiletries and makeup at home! This was a disaster for me, so we had to walk to the nearest Walgreens so I could buy some cheapo makeup to use for the trip. Turns out, the cheapie makeup actually works almost as well as my expensive makeup. I've actually continued to use some of the cheapie products once I returned home after the trip.
Our first goal was to drive around the city and take it in. San Francisco is gorgeous and I absolutely adore the architecture there. Why can't there be cute buildings like this in San Diego?
After sightseeing for a bit, we decided to go to Chinatown to eat some delicious Chinese food. Unfortunately, the restaurant we ate at left us very disappointed and unsatisfied. It took us 40 minutes to get our food, we received horrible service, and they AUTO-GRATTED us! We were a party of two and they tried to autograt us. I get it, I was a server for almost three years, and I've worked in the restaurant industry for longer. I am a generous tipper because of this, but I expect my service to be decent...and I KNOW that autogratting a party of two is completely unacceptable. We looked at the menu, and sure enough, in writing, they said they would grat parties of 5 or more. THERE WERE TWO OF US.
Anyways, we received our food after waiting for 40 minutes. It was disappointingly bland, and THEN, the server comes and drops off our check about 5 minutes after we had gotten our food. She said, "Oh, you're not finished yet?" Well, no...considering we had just gotten our food 5 minutes beforehand.
Anyways, we took it in stride. We were there on vacation so we just let it go and enjoyed the fact that we were in SF!
|Kung Pao Chicken|
|Lemongrass Chili Chicken|
|Outside the restaurant.|
|The Cable Car Sundae|
|Decadent Drinking Chocolate. SO SWEET.|
|How they make chocolate!|
|Being a tourist!|
That concludes our first day in SF...I'm off to get ready for a twelve hour night shift at the hospital..hoping to get some study time in because I have a test on Monday!