Tuesday, August 25, 2009

California

San Francisco! It was so nice to see it again. My honey and I went back to California for two reasons. To visit our family, (my parents and his older brother and his family) and to go to our 30th High School Reunion. Yup. 30 years! I still can't believe it!
So, anyhow.... we took a little side trip with a few people from our class. One of whom was a good friend of mine from those days. And we all went to Fisherman's Wharf. This is a photo from Pier 39 where we had lunch. My honey and I spent the whole day in San Francisco. First, as I mentioned, with some old classmates in the Fisherman's Wharf area, where we walked all up and down the street taking in the tourist-y feel of the place. We checked out the seals that took over an area for their own.

And then later we had dinner with an old friend of my honey's, and his wife. The old friend was my honey's best man at our wedding as well. It was so neat to visit with him and his wife, whom we had never met before. (They couldn't go to the actual Reunion Banquet because he had to fly out of the country for business the next morning) I must admit, I never thought "best man" would ever find someone who would put up with him! ;) She is a real sweetheart, but I am positive that she can be tough as nails. Seriously, she'd have to be in order to deal with "best man". Don't get me wrong, he's not bad, but he's had some ~not so good idea's in his lifetime~! He was a bit crazy. I often think that one of the reasons my honey and best man got along so well was because my honey was the one who would think of things and best man would execute them! I must say at this point, back in the day... my honey was a bit of a mischief maker. Anyhow, the two of them worked well together. My honey being the shy sort and best man, not so much.

So, dinner with best man and his wife was really nice. We ate at a nice little French place, and the atmosphere was very "European" which was really quite nice. You just don't get that "feel" here in the states. We sat and ate a lovely meal and had yummy wine and talked and talked and talked and never once did we feel rushed or hovered over. Very nice. And.... now I can't remember the name of the restaurant... blah! I'll have to ask my honey tonight and mention the name at a later date, because if ya'll are ever in the area, you really should go to this place especially if you've never been to Europe before!

San Francisco was fun. My honey and I have fond memories of this beautiful city. We actually spent our honeymoon in San Fran. 29 years ago! Hey, we were young and poor and it was
close. ;-)

At the end of the day, after walking around and visiting with friends and enjoyed a lovely dinner in town. My honey and I sat at the Pier waiting for ferry to take us back to Vallejo and talked about the days events. As the night enfolded us, sitting side by side on the bench, overlooking the water, I thought about all the choices we've made and all the things we've been through and I came to the conclusion that my life couldn't have been any better. It was just right, life was exactly the way I hoped it would be back when I was 17 years old and in love with "my honey".


Well, there are tons more pictures and lot's more things that happened on our trip to the Wharf. But I'll save you from all that and post a bit about the actual "Reunion" night at my next posting.

I hope ya'll have a wonderful day and I will get back to my painting of the dinning room.
And yes, I will post those pictures at a later date as well.

Ciao for now! ;-)


2 comments:

chellebelle said...

I love San Francisco! My dad used to live in Sunnyvale. I haven't been for years.. and I live so close (Oregon..) My husbands 30th reunion is this year too! Some of his high school buddies are getting together and going. (I've got to stay with the boys) I'm hoping that they will have fun. I love the picture of the seals! looks like you had a great time!

corinnea said...

I used to love running down to SF.... did you eat some sourdough bread for me?? Glad you had such a great time!