Sunday, September 16, 2007

San Francisco

Yesterday, Scott and I took a day trip to San Francisco. As soon as he got off of work, we drove into the city. Our first stop was Mama's - an amazing breakfast/lunch cafe (I mentioned it in an earlier post).

Scott got this huge omelet.

I got a Monte Cristo. It's three slices of bread with a slice of turkey, a slice of ham, and Swiss cheese. The outside of the sandwich is dipped in an egg batter (like for french toast) and then grilled, so the inside is warm, and the cheese is melted. Then you dip it in raspberry jam. It is the most amazing thing.

We then drove around San Francisco, looking at all of the older homes there. After that, we went to the Palace of Fine Arts and walked around. It is such a beautiful sanctuary in the city, except of course when a bunch of 15-year-olds are there for Quinceanera pictures, and they start crowding around you when you're trying to relax on a bench. Yes, we were fortunate enough to experience that . . . girls in trashy skin-colored dresses, boys in zoot suits, and the main girl wearing a peach frilly dress and a tiara while holding a wand and a bouquet of glass flowers (which she was waving right in front of our faces while talking to her friends). It looked like Disneyland on crack. (Mind you, there were other Quinceanera parties there that looked very classy and put-together.)
After resting a while, we went to Ghirardelli for ice cream. On our way there, we drove past people flying these HUGE kites. They were bigger than our car!

We then got ready to go see Mamma Mia. It was one of my favorite Broadways in high school, but seeing it this time, I was shocked at how risqu'e it was . . . and even though the leading ladies were amazing, the main guys sounded like they would have been the understudies.

Anyway, that was our exciting day in the city.


  1. You are probably one of the funniest, expressive authors we know personally! (All the others are ancient and long since deceased). "Disneyland on Crack" who knew?

    SD Perrymans

  2. Yes, Mama Mia is definitely PG-18. But after Disneyland on Crack, I would think Mama Mia would look pretty tame.

  3. Those breakfasts look awesome. Maybe your next food party should be a breakfast one! :)

  4. I saw Mama Mia years ago. I had the flu, so I don't remember much. You guys do really fun stuff!

  5. Hey, those are my people you are mocking! What's worse is when they show up at the temple to do their photo shoots with their hummer limos.

    P.S. Next weekend, I'm there. 11-15. Don't forget it.

  6. Wow, that omelet looks sooooooooo good. I have to stop by there the next time I"m in San Fran. I Hope you guys are doing well!-

  7. How cute you too are. Liz, that food looked so good I could almost taste it. We need to come up there and visit you guys, it looks like there are a lot of fun things to do.

  8. you look so darling in all these you guys. sounds fun and the monte cristo sounds to die for!


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