Thursday, September 30, 2010

San Francisco-Sonoma

I'm alive! And I survived BOOBS weekend and am now ensconced in Sonoma County in the amazing state of California!! And the wine is good. I have been sporatically reading you lovely bloggers but am so behind, I will need a few bottles of wine to catch up on all the reading when I get home on Sunday. I'll do a belated Chicago post then. I loved you all and am so happy that you didn't ignore the old lady. You all are now my iKids (or iSisters). I felt that Chicago was like running a marathon. Not that I’ve ever run a marathon but emotionally and physically, I feel that that is what I did—the Chicago Marathon. And to those who weren't able to make it, we felt you cheering us on.

I left Chicago on Monday morning and had a few glitches with catching my flight to San Francisco. But we arrived and walked all over the city including Lombard Street, which is the most crooked street in the world. And I walked up that big hill. What a difference a year makes. Last year I was huffing and puffing and my feet hurt so much on a trip to London, England. I was so unhappy that I was so unfit that I couldn't climb the stairs up to the top of St. Paul Cathedral. Well this was more strenuous and I did it. With just a few stops and no heart attack. We also rode the double decker bus (something we didn't do in London last year) and also took the cruise around the bay. Then we drove north into Muir woods and the coast. Strange how dry everything is out here. My hair felt like straw and matched the hillsides which are all yellow straw and look like a desert. And I can eat. Slow but food is going down. DH is stuffed since I have to have him finish most of my food.

I GOT PEARLs. Yes, we walked into the Pearl Store and ended up with a lovely strand of salt water pearls and matching earrings from Hawaii. I have been hinting to my DH for a couple of years but he doesn't really hear that well unless standing in front of a display case of jewellery. So I have my 29th anniversary present just a bit early. This year it falls on 10-10-10. Coolest date ever. Here we are celebrating with an amazing lunch in Sonoma today.
Just wanted to keep in touch.
 

21 comments:

Lap Band Gal said...

Love SF! :) Have fun!

Drazil said...

Hey iMom. It's good to hear from you and it was so good to sit and chat with you...I could have done it for hours. Love you to pieces...

Maria said...

Glad you guys are having a great trip! I'm glad I got to have some breakfast with you Sunday at BOOBS!

Barbara said...

How much better does it get than pearls and wine. honestly. You are in one of my most favorite parts of the country (read jealous here).. so glad you are having a great vacation.. miss you already!! ENJOY, HAVE FUN< and travel safely

Lynda said...

So glad to hear you're having a good time. And--so jealous of the pearls!

Jenny said...

I loved meeting you! You are so cute.

Love the photos, totally jealous of the pearls!!

tessierose said...

Sounds like a great time. I loved getting to spend time with you in Chicago, you are so funny and sweet, can't wait to see you again.

kagead said...

So glad your trip continues to be fun and congrats on the anniversary. I have almost forgiven you for making me cry Sunday morning. I'm sure I'll be over it in another week or two. :)

Safe travels!!!

Marie said...

Welcome to sunny, dry California! You certainly hit the warmer weather! A little too warm but better than cold and foggy which is what we have had.
Have a wonderful time!!

Kristin said...

You are glowing! I'm going to Sonoma in a few weeks so I want your blow-by-blow on where you went and what you liked. Enjoy the rest of your trip!

LDswims said...

Sounds like you are having an awesome trip. I love San Francisco and northern Cali, in general. Glad you are having a blast!

Steph said...

How lovely! I really enjoy San Francisco. I'd love to walk around there now that I can actually move. And happy anniversary!

Bonnie said...

Sounds like so much fun. I loved meeting you in Chicago and seeing your feisty side. Congrats on the pearls.

Jess said...

If you ever make it more South, let me know. I'm just little North of Los Angeles.

Glad to hear you survived BOOBS! Sounds like it was a blast and I'm so bummed I missed it.

Nella said...

I love me my CALI!
Happy Pre-Anniversary!
Cant wait to see the pearls...
LOOOKIN GOOOD!

Cindylew said...

You're gorgeous Sis and you and DH look so happy.
I miss you already as you were one of the many highlights of Chicago for me...a true friend.
Have a great trip and we'll chat soon.
Bye Tootsie Roll!

Robin said...

<---- Jealous! I want to go back to California thin! It was so great spending time with you, Roomie!

Jacquie said...

Happy to hear your Cali trip is going great! It was wonderful hanging out with you on our last morning in Chicago. We will definitely be doing it again!

Yana said...

So, E and I were in San Fran just two weeks ago, and I had been there before two years ago...and the difference was amazing...this time we spent a day walking...Union Square, Chinatown, climbed Telegraph Hill, then down to the Ferry Building, all along to Fisherman's Wharf...last time, I had to drive everywhere! Isn't it fun?!

Canadian Bird said...

So glad to hear that you're having a fabulous time! And HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!! I've never been to Cali, but have always wanted to... I hope you post a million more pics for my benefit!
Blessings,
Robin at Band on the Run
xo

Michelle said...

Hey your in my state! :) SF is great!

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