Beach Views on Day Two

Day two.

Day two made me nervous. I didn’t have a plan. Not that I needed a minute by minute itinerary, I just didn’t want to Missy and I to be stuck standing around, wasting time trying to decide what to do next. I mean, generally I had a idea…but as for timing and specifics, it was all left in flux. To make up as we went along.

Luckily, it all came together in the end…just as these things tend to do 😉

Breakfast was the easy part: Blue Bottle Coffee.

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Just a quick walk from our hotel and we were in another breakfast haven, this time with lattes, Belgian waffles, and poached eggs.

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After breakfast we decided to visit Alamo Square, reminisce over 90’s sitcoms, and make a more solid plan for the rest of the day.

SF Day 206

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Which involved a good dose of shopping…

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…then meeting up with my cousin Matthew who just happened to live in the bay area! After all, we couldn’t come all this way without seeing a familiar face when we had the chance.

Since it was an undeniably beautiful day (and views over the bay were crystal clear and unimpeded), the rest of our “plan” turned into “let’s get to the beach as fast as possible.”

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SF Day 208

Done and done.

Later, a looong walk back down to the Embarcadero…

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…with a sun set stop to rest along the way…

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…it was back to the Mission with Matt for night views over the Financial District from Dolores Park and a burrito (yes…when they are that good, you go back) from another local dive, La Taqueria.

SF Day 212

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(In case you were wondering, El Farolito won the Mission Burrito Throwdown by a mile.)

After saying our goodbyes to Matt, it was back to the hotel for more R&R. The relaxing day was the perfect respite after going so hard on day one. We had even unintentionally retraced our bike route from the previous day in reverse, only this time without a trace of fog to be seen.

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We finally got to witness first hand those million-dollar views we came for.

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About Tom Hardinge

Loving husband to my wife Missy, loving father to my four daughters Sienna, Rowan, Jovie, and Lola. I'm a chronic over-packer who loves good coffee, good music, running, waffle tee's, fleece pants, and Jesus Christ!

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