Time for real life!
Monday, February 16, 2009
Honey Honey HONEYmoon!
We enjoyed a fabulous weeklong honeymoon in San Francisco and Napa Valley. Here we are poking our heads out of our window. Our hotel was right in Union Square. This is me locked up at Alcatraz!
We went to the Museum of Modern Art and I loved it! These beads welcomed you into an exhibit . . . and made for a fun photo op!
We discovered a yummy pastry puff place . . . we think Aaaron may be related to the founder, Papa Puff.
Thanks to the recommendation of a friend, we dined at a delicious and cheap noodle restaurant. As you can see, the dark ambiant lighting made it very romantic. Not so romantic? Aaron sweating bullets after he put way too much chilli sauce in his wonton soup.
This is also not romantic . . . the most discusting bathroom in the entire world! We were shopping in this artsy neighborhood and this was all we could find! The coffee shop actually made us buy something to use the restroom. I threw out the cookie. I wasn't going to eat something from a place with such a gross bathroom. Imagine the kitchen!
This is the beautiful Palace of Fine Arts, which now houses the Exploratorium - a fun children's (and children-at-heart) museum. It had lots of interactive, fun exhibits.
The token Golden Gate Bridge picture.
Now on to Napa! We enjoyed delicious food the entire honeymoon! (That is our favorite aspect of travel - food!) This was one of my favorite meals - "The Works" at the Oxbow Public Market. We shared the board covered in cheeses, salames, proscioutto, pates, olives, roast red peppers, balsamic onions, crystalized ginger, nuts, capers, fruits . . . and more! We kept discovering more. Of course we enjoyed it with a carafe of local Pinot Gris.
The most important honeymoon activity at all took place back in the cozy room of our Bed and Breakfast - playing Scrabble of course! (No we didn't bring Scrabble on our honeymoon, but it was at the B & B and we couldn't resist.)
Yes, another picture of food! This was the decadent finish to an amazing dinner at Ad Hoc. The restaurant chef/owner is Thomas Keller - basically America's best chef. There was only one option for dinner - the four course Prix Fixe. This chocolate "Afternoon cake" with peaunut brittle was truly the best dessert I've ever had.