Saturday, August 16, 2008

Sarah's Visit

My sister has been away teaching in Taiwan these past 2 years, but luckily, we've been able to see her every summer in Edmonton. This year, before settling back into life in Canada, we convinced her to come to Fresno for a visit. How she agreed, I don't know, between the crazy heat (triple digits!), and the fact that I put her to work in my classroom almost half the time she was here... Thanks to Grandma, we were able to visit San Francisco without the kids. If they had been with us, we wouldn't have been able to do as much as we did. Even though we've been to San Francisco many, many times, there is still so much we have yet to discover about that city! Here's a quick summary: We stayed about a block from Chinatown, walked along the bay at Crissy Field, saw the Cool Globes on display (totally neat), unexpectedly came across Fort Point, explored Haight-Ashbury area (Jason wanted to revisit Cha Cha Cha, which is located in that area so we ate dinner there- not as great as we remembered), walked through Chinatown to get to North Beach where we listened to live music at Cafe Trieste (don't go there), rode a packed streetcar to get to the Ferry Building which we really enjoyed exploring, walked around Fisherman's Wharf, visited Pier 39, saw the sea lions, ate lunch at Cafe Boudin, had dessert at Ghirardelli Square, and lastly, waited 45 min. to ride a cable car. It was a lot of fun! Thanks, Sarah, for coming to visit us! (Unfortunately, most of our week's pics are still on my sister's camera, but I have posted a few more in our Photo Album).

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