At 7 weeks pregnant Nate and I decided to head out to San Francisco. We always hear about it being a magical place that "you just have to see"! Also, we eat a lot of Rice-A-Roni and we felt we owed it to San Fran to have a look see.
We loved taking the trolley every day. Nate really liked how when he leaned out too far the "driver" would yell at him to get back in. He tested several drivers to make sure they were all consistent. They were.
Despite all the modes of transportation available, we walked a lot. I was battleing a bad case of every-second-of-the-day sickness. We took several brakes, and stopped for emergency food about every hour.
In an effort to help my queasy stomach we boarded a bumpy ferry towards The Rock. Seeing Alcatraz was something on our "must do" list. It was a very beautiful island with a lot of interesting history.
We saw the Golden Gate Bridge, which is NOT golden by the way. It was a total disappoint to get there and see it's red. It was, however, very big, quite sturdy (despite what the Mr. thought) and impressive!
The bridge shook a little bit while we walked across it. This freaked Nate out. He thought being close to the ground would keep him safe. He got many funny looks, but he made if off alive!
Our last day there we took another comfortable and easy on my puker ride over to Sausalito. This was by far the highlight of the trip for me. It was a cute and beautiful small city. We stayed for hours and visited local shops, bought candy and ice cream, and lounged in the grass.
San Fran taught us many things about life and people. We learned about homeless people who are honest on their cardboard signs ("Need money for weed"). We learned that we are willing to push small children out of the way to get a better look at the sea lions. We learned that sea lions are not seals, but we still don't know the difference between the two. We learned that some things are famous and no one knows why. But most of all we learned that God can still be in a city of cement and fog. He was, and is, everywhere. Thankfully!