Sunday, October 23, 2011

Weekend Round-Up: Indian Summer

What a great weekend! A little bit of everything and perfect, warm weather. San Francisco is a wonderful city for letting everyone live the life they choose. In my case, I get to choose a goofy mix of opera, archery and French bistros on the beach!

We kicked things off on Friday with a night at the opera house. Crepes for dinner in Hayes Valley before the show. I wore my new vintage 1960's sheath dress in white to see Don Giovanni. Modern staging and amazing music!




















The next day, we had a lazy morning with loads of laundry and scrambled eggs. Rob and I drove over to Golden Gate Park before lunch to kick-off the archery season. It was so warm. And, yes, I did wear inappropriate shoes (I'm calling them "formal hunting slippers") to the range.
















After archery, we headed home to work on our trip to Japan. THANK YOU for all the advice, it has been so helpful as we sort out what to see and where to go. We spent many hours at the dining table booking hotels and zooming in on Google maps.
















In the evening, we met Margaret and Sean at the Westfield for an 8:30 showing of 50/50. Great movie, it made us all cry.

Sunday morning, I stayed in bed with the paper and coffee while Rob worked on his class (he's taking a machine learning course online through Stanford). We left at 10:00 to enjoy the warm weather in Sausalito. Look at the sun over the bay!
















Rob and I rode along the water in Sausalito. On a quiet side street, we had a bit of a spill when a tourist's car suddenly turned right directly in front of the bike. We fell over when braking to avoid the car, nothing more than a few tiny scrapes thankfully. But a good reminder to drive very carefully and always signal. We spoiled ourselves at lunch after the spill. Le Garage, with cold Stella, eggs benedict and house-cured ham sandwiches.













Lunch was followed by a long nap on the beach at Richardson Bay. The beach was packed with kids, dogs and kayakers. We rode home over the bridge and stopped at Sports Basement along Crissy Field:













Hot showers and a quiet dinner at home. We're gearing up for my birthday on Thursday!

1 comment:

sarahpj said...

Your dress is stunning (I'm so happy to see it in a photograph) - and many happy birthday wishes to you! May the day bring simple pleasures, and may the year be as joyful as you deserve. :)
- sarah in Canada