Monday, October 26, 2009
Weekend Round-Up: Indian Summer
Summer is finally here in San Francisco - of course, it arrived the day after I packed up my summer clothes and put out the tweed. Regardless, it was a lovely backdrop for this relaxing weekend.
On Friday night, Rob and I rode our tandem bike from work downtown to Hayes Valley for dinner and the opera. We dropped in on a sushi place called Otoro that turned out to have great food and a nice atmosphere. At eight, we joined the opera crowd to watch The Abduction from the Seraglio - pure camp! Irish coffee at intermission and home around midnight.
Rob left early the next morning for an all-day mountain bike trip, leaving me to have a nice lazy day. I stayed in bed reading until 11:00, ran some errands in the neighborhood, came home for a big salad lunch, had a bath, ran more errands in the afternoon on Union Square, switched out all the kitchen cabinet knobs with new ones from Anthropologie and worked in the evening on our wedding album and decorating the house for Halloween (with contact paper and my favorite rubber rats).
On Sunday, Rob and I had a leisurely breakfast of coffee and gingerbread pancakes. We've both been so busy lately - so we promised each other this relaxing day on our own. We took the tandem bike out in the late morning for a ride to the Legion of Honor. We saw the John Baldessari exhibit and had a tasty lunch in the garden cafeteria. We had plans for all sorts of chores in the afternoon but ended up reading and having naps. In the evening, a few of my oldest friends came to town for dinner out.