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Mother/Daughter Duo Spend a Long Weekend in San Franciso!

Mother/Daughter Duo Spend a Long Weekend in San Franciso!

Jul 26th, 2009, 01:08 PM
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Thanks for reading everyone!

AnnMarie...I do have a long weekend planned in Boise, Idaho over labor day weekend, before my October trip to Roma...but I'm going to visit a friend there and have left all the planning to her...all I asked her to do is tell me what a need to pack...I seem to think zip-lining or repelling off a cliff might be on the agenda for that trip! My friends are nothing if not adventurous!

I'll also post a link to the pictures from this SF trip.
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Jul 26th, 2009, 01:14 PM
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OK, so I decided to spare everyone my 200+ Kodak Gallery photo album of this trip..but here is a link to my facebook photo album of 70+/- photos from our time in SF.


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Jul 26th, 2009, 01:36 PM
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the smiles on your faces say it all
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Jul 27th, 2009, 06:16 AM
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I'm so glad I found your report and happy to see you had such a great time.

It's nice to see my report was helpful to you and that you found the roli-roti pork sandwiches at the farmer's market. Weren't those the best things ever? I still think about them...

I'd like to know what the shoes were you bought which were so comfortable?

That MUNI map was one of the best $3 I've ever spent too. It was way better than any of the other maps we had with us. I just wish there was a laminated version because by the end of our time there, mine was falling apart.

Good thing my restaurant recommendations fared well. I would have been embarrassed had they not! ;-) Did you sit at the chef's bars at either SPQR or A-16?

The ferry over to Sausalito sounds like fun. I'm going to have to try that next time.

We got back from Vietnam about a week ago and now need to get started planning for Rome in earnest. But first I have to finish my VN trip report! You are so good about getting yours done quickly!

Off to look at your photos...
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Jul 27th, 2009, 06:47 AM
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Hey Kristina!

I've been thinking of you and wondering if you had been on your Vietnam Trip...I'm rarely on the Asia board...I'll need to check out your trip report!

OMG...I have dreams of the Roli Roti sandwich it was THAT good! Honestly, if it weren't for your SF trip report I don't think I ever would have stopped there...OK...maybe the gigantic line would have been a good tip off that the food was good!

The shoes I bought are a clog/slip on type, made in Spain (figures...Europe...right?) The brand is El Natura Lista with the tag line "caminar por la vida". They were by no means cheap...but I love them. I actually have a few pictures of them posted on my FB page...I'll post a link so you can see them...I'm even contemplating bringing them to Rome with me!

Your restaurant recommendations were REALLY spot on...as always! We did not sit at the chef's bar at SPQR or A16, but I remember you saying how hot it was in the seats you had there because you were in front of the pizza ovens!;-)

I'm getting started with my Rome planning too...we want to try and get tickets for the Vatican Garden tour, but the October dates won't be posted on the Vatican's website until August. I'm also reading a book called "Rome, Food, Wine" right now and it's really interesting, part guide book to restaurants and part Roman food history...I don't recall the author's name right off hand, but I will post back here with more details about the book for you in case you want to check it out!
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Jul 27th, 2009, 06:55 AM
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Here's a link to some pictures of my comfy apple green shoes!

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Jul 27th, 2009, 07:18 AM
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Wow, those are some snazzy shoes! Pretty bold color choice there. They look super comfortable too.

Yes, let me know about that Rome book.
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Jul 27th, 2009, 07:31 AM
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I couldn't view your pictures LowCountryIslander as I deregistered from FB..sob..I so wanted to see them.

I sure hope you are able to obtain reservations for the Vatican Garden Tour, I imagine that would be a beautiful way to spend some time while in Rome. I love gardens but have never seen the garden at the Vatican.
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Jul 27th, 2009, 08:25 AM
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I'll post a link to my Kodak Gallery Album too, you may have better luck looking at the pictures there (although there are over 200!). I had set my FB photos so anyone, even if they aren't registered to FB could see them...hmmm..maybe I've done something wrong.
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Jul 27th, 2009, 08:28 AM
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The shoes also came in less "flashy" colors too but I thought I'd live on the wild side for a while!

Besides the clog style they also had a maryjane shoe style, and I tried those on first, but they weren't as comfortable, plus I had recently purchased a pair of Keen's maryjane style shoes and I thought another pair might be a little overkill!
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Jul 27th, 2009, 08:34 AM
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Ok...LoveItaly, I just tried the link above to my FB trip photos while here at work and it took me to the FB sign in screen...so clearly I've goofed with linking those pics to this report.

I'll post the Kodak Gallery link tonight...I can't do it from my office computer.
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Jul 27th, 2009, 08:37 AM
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Thanks, LCI! I too was disappointed not to be able to see your pics!
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Jul 27th, 2009, 09:04 AM
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Love the report! I am headed to SF for a weekend with my stepdaughter at the end of August and really enjoyed your insights! Can you tell me about this MUNI card?? Does it work on the BART too? Or just the other transportation. We are going to be there Friday - Sunday - would you buy it??
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Jul 27th, 2009, 09:20 AM
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Love your report with all the details and info. AlthoughI have been to San Francisco 3 different trips, the last was with my daughter. I read your trip post to the Amalfi Coast also which I will be visiting in Oct. I have been there also,but only to Pompeii and Sorrento so I definitely want to get to Ravello, Amalfi and Positano this time. Like you one of my favorite cities in the world is Rome as there is always something different around every corner and street. I have visited a number of churches there,but somehow missed St. Ivo. If you love cats and have never visited the cat sanctuary among the ruins in Largo Argentino you might find that interesting. A favorite of my daughter and myself. Enjoy that trip you will be on the Fall.
You write such interesting trips reports. Enjoy reading them.
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Jul 27th, 2009, 10:33 AM
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The 3 day transporation pass ($18) we bought was only for MUNI. I thought it really paid for itself, and then some, for our needs, for instance on our first day/evening we rode the cable car twice and the F line street car once. The cable car fare alone for one ride is $5. All other modes of transportation are now $2 fare (fares went up the first week of July, I think the fare is less for children, but don't remember the cut-off age). If you plan to ride the cable car at least twice a day it would definitely be a good investment!

BART is not included in the MUNI pass...you have to buy a separate ticket for BART.

The MUNI website is super helpful...there is an option there to plan a trip so if you know the starting address and ending address you can find out which is the best route to take...it includes bus numbers and even walking distances/times to the bus stops. I don't have the website right here with me, but can post it later tonight.


Thanks for reading this and my Amalfi trip report! You're a tropper! Definitely try to make the effort to see St. Ivo next time you get to Rome. I have been to Largo Argentina and seen all the cats wandering about.
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Jul 27th, 2009, 03:22 PM
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Here is the link to my Kodak Gallery photo album from this trip. I will warn you though...there are 259 pictures, so it may take a minute or two for the slide show to open up!

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Jul 27th, 2009, 04:39 PM
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Great pics! I sure am glad it's almost time for supper!
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Jul 28th, 2009, 12:04 AM
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Sounds like another great LCI adventure. Say hello to your mom--or wait, she's probably lurking so I'll say hello myself.

And as a mom of 2 yo twins, I apologize for the flight out. Sometimes Baby Benedryl doesn't work
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Jul 28th, 2009, 05:13 AM
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You're right mom is lurking...still trying to get her out of lurker mode ;-)

I understand about kids and flying, truly I do and after an hour or so I tried to tune them out the best I could...thank goodness for the seatback video screens...great distraction!

The real "kicker" for me was when we were de-planing and the mom said to the dad..."we probably should have brought the car seats...that way they would have sat still and the benedryl would have worked"...oh well...hind-sight is 20-20!

Poor mom had a couple next to her that drank beer and mixed drinks the whole flight and kept getting up to use the bathroom....ahhhhh...the price we pay to travel!
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Aug 7th, 2009, 09:06 PM
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What a great read, topping for our October trip.
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