Monday, August 18, 2008

Weekend Round-Up: Touristas

What a weekend! Hosting Rob's parents was a lot of work and a lot of fun. They arrived Friday around 6:30, loaded with at least 20 pounds of apples, nectarines, tomatoes and grapes from their garden. We went for dinner at Woodhouse Fish Company. Back at home we stayed up late watching the Olympics, peeling apples and making applesauce.

Up early the next morning, we made blueberry pancakes for breakfast and hit the foggy city. Our first stop was telegraph hill to look for the wild parrots. We spotted a big flock while walking around Coit Tower. From there, we packed into the car, drove through the chinatown tunnel and had lunch at Burma Superstar. After lunch, we visited one of the amazing asian produce markets for dinner supplies.

From there, we drove to Sutro Park for more birdwatching. We saw two red-tailed hawks with a nest in the swirling fog. Now 2:00, we drove over the bridge to sunny Sausalito to scope out the city and meet our coordinator at the wedding venue. Everything looks good for September!

Back to foggy San Francisco, we rested up by watching the olympics. For dinner, we made a big cheese fondue spread with sourdough bread, bell pepper, broccoli, apples, pears and more.

Up early again on Sunday morning, we made oatmeal and rushed out for our timed tickets at SFMOMA.

The special Frieda Kahlo exhibit was well put together, with a balance of her paintings and photos from her life. We walked through the rest of the museum. The modern Chinese art exhibit was great and I loved this curtain of silk flower petals by Jim Hodges.

Lunch on the patio of Taylor's Refreseher in the ferry bulding. Amazing sweet potato fries! We walked up the street and rode the California Street cablecar. This was my first ever cablecar trip. We took a taxi home from the end of the line. Lavander earl gray tea with delicious macaroons from Miette to end the weekend.

A quick errand run and a nap after Rob's parents left. Margaret came over to hang out. We made funfetti cupcakes for the LAC party this week and cooked down the ripest tomatoes into a quick linguine.


Wig3000 said...

Congratulations on your engagement! I recognize your wedding venue. What a stellar location.

Steph said...

i'm just catching up and you saying that there are going to be funfetti cupcakes tonight just made my day. i'm not even kidding. :)

MissEm said...

not just funfetti...but funfetti with the special funfetti frosting and sprinkles!