MaryBeth and Chris Wedding September 2011
One of my closest friends since elementary school married her outdoorsman sweetheart. They both love to fish and camp so a river-side outdoor wedding in Coloma, California was perfect. My campsite was right next to the American River and throughout the afternoon we saw half a dozen rafters take on the rapids and succeed. Just looking at the middle fork of the american river made me want to book a whitewater rafting trip there.
2. Walk under the waterfall at Yerba Buena Gardens. (SoMa)
6. Have some watermelon wheat beer at 21st Amendment. (SoMa)
17. Catch a show at Bimbo’s. (Northbeach)
20. Don’t miss the Coit Tower murals. (Northbeach)
21. Use the general password (“books”) to drop into the library at Bourbon & Branch. (Tenderloin)
26. Sing and clap on Sunday morning at Glide Memorial. (Tenderloin)
33. Fly a kite at Crissy Field. (Marina)
39. Have a beer on the back patio of the Tipsy Pig. (Marina)
45. Grab a free poster after a show at the Fillmore. (Pac Heights)
93. Build a fire at Ocean Beach. (Sunset)
100. Take a couple of kids to the SF Zoo. (Sunset)
Things I want to do:
4. Be a woman among men and go dancing at the Stud. (SoMa)
12. Remind yourself that Tommaso’s old-school pizzas are still some of the best. (Northbeach)
16. Have pumpkin ravioli at L’Osteria. (Northbeach)
22. Do dinner and view a show from the balcony at the Great American Music Hall. (Tenderloin)
24. Hang out in the smokers’ cage at Rye. (Tenderloin)
36. Find a deal at My Rommate’s Closet. (Marina)
37. Make friends with someone that owns a sailboat. (Marina)
40. Follow up a run through the Presidio with a hearty brunch at Rose’s Café.
41. Reserve a private karaoke room at Doremi Music Studio (and cross your fingers for “Sweet Caroline”). (Pac Heights)
42. Find a drop-dead, Aussie-designed dress at Elizabeth Charles. (Pac Heights)
47. Get naked at Kabuki Springs & Spa. (Pac Heights)
48. Indulge in an almond croissant from the original Boulangerie Bay Bread. (Pac Heights)
49. Check out the adorable puppies and kitties up for adoption at Pets Unlimited. (Pac Heights)
54. Order an old-fashioned at the Alembic. (Haight)
60. Be a tourist and snap a pic of yourself at the convergence of Haight and Ashbury streets. (Haight)
67. Ogle the midcentury chandeliers at Monument. (Mission)
68. Have a breakfast of huevos rancheros at Los Jarritos. (Mission)
74. Spend Sunday trying to keep count of the all-you-can-drink-for-$6 mimosas at Lime. (Castro)
94. Read the Sunday Times and have blueberry pancakes at Park Chow. (Sunset)
What have you done on this list?
The fun event brought together local Bay Area bloggers like Paige from Canning With Kids, Stefania of City Mama, Barbara from 52 Bands in 52 Weeks, Sheila of Xiaolinmama, and Glennia of The Silent “I.”
Lunch was held at a little Mediterranean restaurant, Shish Kabob, in downtown Los Gatos.
We ate. We drank. We listed.
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Babies! And their mama a little ticked off.
Nothing says spring better than baby animals and aren’t these ducklings just the cutest ever?
I’m sure I wasn’t supposed to feed them, but, you know – how could I resist?
California apparently doesn’t love music festivals as much as Texas. But at least we love them more than pretty much everyone. FACT?
Well, not really. According to Music Festival Junkies (MFJ), people in Texas visit the MFJ website the most followed by California and New York. So I think the question “Which state loves music festivals the most?” is still up for debate.
And [not] speaking of the UK, here’s my song of the day that matched the mood of the cold, rainy and foggy day outside.