Monday, September 17, 2007

Weekend Round-Up: On the Bay

Awesome weekend! Really one of the best yet.

Things started off pretty slowly on Friday night. Rob and some co-workers went to the indoor shooting range, Jackson Arms, after work and I went home to relax. We had great green chili nachos for dinner with our leftovers.

Saturday morning, we woke early for a coffee and oatmeal breakfast. At 10:30, Calie and Kevin (aka: our new best friends) picked us up for our sailing excursion. We drove over the bridge to Alameda where Kevin's Moore 24 is docked. He's quite the sailor and often races his boat. Pretty soon, we were off and sailing toward the open bay. You can see all my photos from the sail here.

The weather was perfect; breezy and sunny and there were a lot of boats out enjoying the day. Around 1:00, we docked near the ballpark for a picnic lunch that Calie had prepared. The were lots of pelicans out as we sailed back to the harbor with the wind behind us.

We arrived back at the dock around 4:00 and watched in amazement at the delicate process of putting the boat back on it's trailer. It was so, so nice of Calie & Kevin to take us out for the day! I've promised to have them over to dinner anytime in exchange for another trip!

Back at home, Rob and I were both pretty worn out. I could barely get off the couch. Rob was kind enough to run to the market for a roast chicken and a movie. We watched Snakes on a Plane (not as bad as I thought it might be) and then turned in early to read in bed.

Sunday morning, we woke up to a foggy city. Rob ran out for a paper while I made a breakfast feast of coffee, turkey bacon, watermelon and oatmeal. Once I had finished the paper cover-to-cover, Matt called to invite us out for some climbing. Rob and I walked down to the Mission and climbed for two hours. Delicious El Toyanese wagon tacos eaten on the sidewalk for lunch.

On the way back home, I stopped at a cheap produce market in the mission for supplies. Nectarines, grapes, tortillas, cheese, onions, enchilada sauce, radishes, poblano chiles and more for only $16! I did some chores for the rest of the afternoon. Including sorting through the photos from the last wedding Rob photographed:

We also visited an estate sale up the block. It's sort of morbid, but I love exploring these long-occupied San Francisco apartments. I'll post later about my great $2 find. Around 6:00, I used the remaining roast chicken and the new produce to make a big pan of enchiladas. My cousin came over around 9:30 to pick up her engagement photos. I went to bed after watching a bit of the Emmys.


Calie Anderson, C.I.D. said...

Hi Emily, Thanks for taking those pictures! I always forget to bring the camera on the boat. We had such a nice time with you two, can't wait to do it again. Have a good week.

Julie said...

Your weekend sounds glorious. All your weekends do. Many of your posts make me hungry & tired. You pack a lot into your days. That is a good thing.

MissEm said...

Hungry and tired...that's pretty dead on ;)