I am so exhausted today, plus really behind from being gone all weekend. Does anyone else feel like they need a vacation from their vacation?! Since San Francisco was so much fun I decided to break up my recaps so I don't leave out any fun details. It was an amazing vacation and an awesome race! THANK YOU for all of your wonderful recommendations of things to do in San Francisco!!!! We definitely hit up a lot of them while we were there.
The beginning of our journey to SFO, before we got stuck in
Las Vegas Lost Wages for 4 hours
After work I was just excited to get to San Fran. Flight from Spokane to Vegas was on time, but I kept getting emails saying the flight from Vegas to San Fran was going to be delayed. What ended up being at first a one hour delay turned into FOUR hours! I was thinking I could "Amazing Race It" and run off the plane to get on a flight to Oakland only to find out that no flights were departing/arriving from Oakland or San Francisco. So much for my "Amazing Race" audition! All the flights were delayed because President Obama was in SF and was departing Thursday night- there were hundreds of people waiting to fly into the Bay area.
Finally arrived in SF around 2 am. There was no public transportation or rental car options at that hour. Most expensive cab ride ever.
Went for a nice run down to the Pier and back. Good little 4.5 mile shake out run. My garmin wasn't really cooperating with finding a satellite with all of the skyscrapers so my distance is an estimate. I am just thankful that I didn't get lost!
Pictures from my run:
After my run it was expo time!!!! I was in and out of the expo in less than 15 minutes. Talk about moving quick! There was a good reason for "running" through the expo though- we had a 1:00 pm tour at Anchor Brewery. It was fun to see Kim from Nuun there. She recommended an awesome winery & deli to visit in Napa which we ended up loving AND purchasing a lot of wine to be shipped to our home, BUT I digress.
LOVED the race shirt!!!!!
My one and only expo purchase
The Anchor Brewery was fun, not my favorite beer, but it was alright. The tour was pretty packed and parts of the brewery were loud so if you weren't up front you couldn't hear the guide very well. The tour was free with six, 4 oz free beer samples. No wonder why it is ranked so high on the list of things to do in San Francisco!
The first stage in the beer making process
The final stage in the cellar. It was really cold!
After Anchor we decided to hit up China Town. We ended up having dinner there at a sketchy little joint. I was praying I didn’t get food poisoning because the chicken tasted a little off IMO.
After dinner we were in search of a fun sports bar to hang out in. After walking around everywhere, we finally found one right around the corner from our hotel called "Lefty O'Douls". The bartender was awesome and it was a fun night.
Upcoming San Francisco posts:
NAPA!!!!! and Sonoma + the Lagunitas Brewery
Rock n Roll 1/2 marathon Race Recap
Sunday & Monday in SFO + Pier 39 + Kara's Cupcakes/Ghiradelli Square + Lombard Street and a lot of freaking walking.....