San Francisco

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San Francisco is amazing!. If I had to choose any other city to live I think I’d choose San Fran. I flew down this past October to watch my friends run the Nike Women’s Marathon.
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The images to follow depict all of the fun things we did in the city by the bay.

I left Vancouver in the rain and cold and arrived a few hours later to warm sunny skies, my friends Mike and Darren awaited me at the airport.
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We went straight from the airport to a bar near Darren’s place called The Ramp. I don’t seem to have any photos of The Ramp or the 500 Club which we went to later that night so I stole one from Peter’s facebook page. Thanks Peter if your reading this. If you didn’t click on the 500 Club link the first time you should, there website is hillarious. I went to use the restroom at this bar and in the middle of the stanky floor was someone’s entire wardrobe. I stood whizzing on an american dollar bill someone had left? in the urinal, looked over and noticed a pair of bare feet on the wet tile in the stall next to me. The owner I suspected of the neatly folded clothes in the middle of the room??.
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I stayed with Darren who will be known hereafter as “Hubbs”. Hubbs has a cool apartment just on the edge of the city on Portrero Hill.
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We woke up early and rented scooters to follow the girls around the marathon. There were three scooters left to rent in the store, I was first through the door and lay claim to the newest, sweetest and fastest of the three. It was slower than both the others and I spent the entire day 100 yards behind. Now and then Mike and Hubbs would let me get a head start to our next location only to rip up beside me, taunt me and laugh their asses off while they zipped on by. My scooter was so slow I actually had to help it along up some of the hills!, there are allot of hillls in San Fran. I’m not sure if I have any images of the scooters and even if I do I’m not going to include them. Stupid scooter!

We made signs to cheer the ladies on!

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They ran!

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We plotted our route.

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The first time we saw the girls. (well I didn’t actually)

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and they ran…

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We played a little golf atRoddy Ranch

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We toured the Takara Sake factory to learn how Sake is produced and to wander around the Sake museum. I bought a few bottles of Sake but forgot I had it in my carry on bag and it was confiscated at the airport.

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We also took a tour of the Anchor Brewing Company

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We met this guy Tom, he gave us a tour of the winery next door as well.

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We went to Berkley and had an amazing dinner at the world famous Chez Panisse.

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Here are a few other random images from our time in San Francisco.

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2 Responses to “San Francisco”

  1. dawnegourley Says:

    I heart San Francisco!

  2. cour t e nay Says:

    We are amazing best trip ever. I don’t think you saw us the first time we ran by, wernt you busy? Great photos

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