Monday, February 22, 2010

Weekend Round-Up: By Land and Sea

This weekend was just right - a little cold, but otherwise ideal. On Friday, Rob and I walked to the Ferry Building after work to pick up fresh bread from Acme, cheese from Cowgirl and an apply from the produce market. Lovely, clear night down by the water.





















Fondue for dinner with the fresh bread, apple, broccoli and bell pepper. Rob went to volunteer with the Bike Coalition at nine and I caught up on Hulu and reading.

Relaxing breakfast of cranberry walnut bread with cream cheese and coffee the next morning. Rob and I bundled up and dashed out early to catch a ferry. Our old NERT group hosted a hike and picnic on Angel Island. Freezing cold, but with really amazing views of the bay and excellent company. The Chinese poems carved into the walls of the immigration station are always impressive.

















Being a San Francisco picnic, we feasted on gourmet cheeses, olives, bread, hummus and candied ginger.

















Back home by boat - the ferry made stops in Tiburon and Sausalito to pick up a surprising amount of tourists who had biked over the bridge in the cold. Back in the city at 5:00, Rob and I walked home from pier 41, rounding out our hike for the day to about 7 miles. Exhausted, we spent a quiet night at home with pork roast tacos.

The next morning, we woke to pouring rain outside. A lazy morning spent making cinnamon rolls and organizing the apartment. Before lunch we braved the rain for an adventure around the city. First stop: Nick's Crispy Tacos. Delicious fish taco for me, steak taco for Rob, chips and guacamole to share. From there, we drove out to the Legion of Honor to see the Cartier exhibit, the new porcelain room and the live chamber music in the Rodin hall.





















Love that spring flower arrangement. A great respite from the rain! After the museum, we drove through the presidio to Sports Basement, to Past Perfect on Lombard, Safeway and then home. I planned a wall of photos for the den in between loads of laundy.





















A few more errands in the evening. Dinner of big artichokes.

3 comments:

stylewannabee said...

What is the finish on your apartment floor? Painted cement? Looks cool.

amy said...

Can't wait to see the finished wall.
BTW, you inspired me to try whole artichokes sometime ago & now we have them all the time. We love them, so easy, delicious & filling! Thanks!

MrsEm said...

Yep, painted cement!