A San Francisco Getaway

After heading to the slopes to try our hand at snowboarding again last weekend, Jen and I chose a much more relaxing (and less painful) activity for this weekend ... a trip to San Francisco and to see my brother in Redwood City. Friday we watched the Opening Ceremony of the Olympics, I especially liked the segments beforehand about Canada and the slam poetry near the end of the ceremony.

On Saturday we made the trek to San Francisco. We started out at the Disney Family Museum, which chronicles the life of Walt Disney, showing his early failures and of course his great successes, all in an interactive and fun way that only Disney can pull off. The museum also had some great views of the Golden Gate Bridge and offered up a tasty (not too expensive) panini for lunch at their cafe. After a few hours walking around the museum, we drove around San Francisco and ended up at the Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park. We then walked through some of the park seeing the California Academy of Sciences and the Tutankhamun exhibit building that houses King Tut. When we were tired of walking we headed to my brother's house in Redwood City to see the family and eat an amazing Valentine's Day themed meal, complete with heart shaped ravioli and chocolate dipped strawberries.

Sunday we all headed to church and said our goodbyes while eating our massive Chipotle burritos. Jen and I then headed over to Pacifica to watch the massive waves crash over onto the sidewalks, even getting us a little bit wet once. It was a great opportunity to take some pictures and be glad that we were not among those who got drenched at Mavericks. For dinner we celebrated not just Valentine's Day, but Chinese New Year with some great yellow chicken and egg rolls while watching the Amazing Race, Undercover Boss, the Olympics and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.

Next week, maybe San Luis Obispo to use up some free hotel vouchers.

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