by the end of the week i was exhausted! we crammed a lot of things into our little trip (as i'm sure you've noticed) but we weren't about to sit around on our last day in san francisco. we packed up our belongings, said goodbye to the sweet hardisty family and met up with dave + sarah and emily (and henry!) at a little italian restaurant in north beach. it was all very fancy with tablecloths, real flowers on the tables, waiters dressed up in tux's, and i really enjoyed my fresh trout that had just been caught.
from lunch we drove down lombard street--the crookedest street in the world! fun little tourist attraction :) it was actually really beautiful and compared to the other roads that are so steep you feel like you're going to roll down this was a nice change. plus it was such a nice day--we really lucked out on the weather (or so i've been told).
we made our way to ghirardelli square next. it was a little hyped up for me since i've heard so much about it but it was still fun to walk around and get a free sample of yummy chocolate. emily introduced us to kara's cupcakes--my hummingbird cupcake was delicious, danny's chocolate peanut butter was ok.
we had a little bit of time before the giants game so we drove down to golden gate park. i really wish we could have spent some time exploring since i've heard such great things about it but we drove down to the coast, walked to the windmill (which was a little disappointing) and then hurried back to the car because it was sooooo windy. we had the car door open for two seconds and when we closed it, there was sand all over. we enjoyed the park from a distance and then headed back to at&t park. this is my second mlb game and we had a good time. the giants didn't score so the game could have been a little more exciting...but it was still fun to be in the park with all of the crazy fans.
after the game we spent a little time back at emily + elliot's place (since elliot had box seats and didn't sit by us during the game) and enjoyed some donuts before taking off for the night. we stayed in a sketchy sketchy hotel (i slept through it but apparently there was a lot of scary drama at four in the morning next door!) and woke up early to make our 7:45 am flight back to our kids!!!! we had such a great time but there is something so great about joining back up as a family. we sure missed those kids of ours. they were good at grandma + grandpa's...even though we had to deal with the post-spoiled aftermath the entire next week :)
thank you to all who made this trip possible! and thanks to our good friends (you know who you are) who made this trip so incredibly awesome and special.
and that wraps up our trip! if you missed any installments, you can check them out here :)