Monday, September 5, 2011

Firetrucks, Fun and San Fran

We arrived in San Fran Sunday afternoon and now here we are Monday at the end of the first full day. Whew! The nearly four hour plane trip went great. Will did a good job and only had a little mini-meltdown at the very end during landing.

Hanging out in Grandpa and Grandma's row

The hotel set up is great! We've got a bedroom and living room and there is a pull out couch in the living room / office and Will has been sleeping on that. So, it's nice to have a room for Neil and I to watch TV and hang out after Will has gone to sleep. We stayed at a hotel before and it was a one room. Neil and I basically sat in the dark for an hour or two.

We have seen firetrucks everywhere today! Literally, every location we went there was a firetruck. What made it even more funny was that we ended up getting a rental car with a DVD player and at the last minute I threw in a Barney CD "Barney Goes to the Firehouse" - THANK YOU Mrs. Edwards! It has saved us today as we've had  lots of driving.

We got up and went to Fisherman's Wharf this morning. It was fun! Will wasn't a huge fan of the cold air blowing off of the water, but I guess he eventually got used to it. We saw the sea lions and rode the merry go round. Half the time he was so excited to ride, and the other half of the time it was "off off off" - but he loved waving at everyone.

We headed back to the hotel for a nap and then went back to San Fran for dinner at the Stinking Rose. It was a recommendation by multiple people and it did not disappoint. We all have badddd garlic breath and I'm going to have to find the recipe for its "Rose Relish" which was garlic, parsley and olive oil. Delish!

We also took a stroll through China Town. We went through it right at the end of the day and it was interesting to see all the produce stands and clean up happening.

Tomorrow we're heading to Muir Woods for a look at the redwoods and then possibly off to find a real steam engine train.

It's been really easy to ignore why we are here. I was cuddling with Will tonight and he was falling asleep and he just looked up at me and leaned over and gave me a kiss on the cheek. So sweet and it made me smile. He's been in such a great mood and very happy. Which is super helpful! We report to Stanford Wed. afternoon.



  1. He is so adorable!! Looks like ya'll are having great fun. I hope everything goes really well on Wednesday. Keep us posted and keep having fun Much love,Auntie Kissy

  2. Looks like so much fun!! I'm so glad yall are getting to enjoy the city while you're there! Good luck Wed, yall continue to be in our prayers! Love you!!

  3. Thanks for the sweet comments! We have been having a blast and I'm so happy to be able to give this to Will. He is having so much fun. Love Lori

  4. I love the picture of the three of you at dinner - big smiles! I'm jealous of those fleece jackets y'all are wearing but it looks like y'all are having a nice family trip! Love you guys! Lisa:)

  5. So glad to hear all is going well! Thanks for blogging to keep us in the loop, I love the smiles and miss them at the same time!
    Love, Julie