Tuesday, August 25, 2009
A couple weekends ago we went to the Mission with the McMillan's to grab some dinner. The Mission has become a great destination in the city to do a food tour. We decided to partake of a cheese steak at Phat Philly. I have only spent time in the Philadelphia airport on a layover so I have no idea if it's true or not but these sammies are authentic.
Betsy is so excited to eat a cheese steak. She went with the classic with provolone
I went with the mushroom steak with the Cheddar beer sauce!
I think the McMillan's went with the classic with the beer sauce as well. Happy customers.
Afterwords we decided to walk the 6 or so blocks to bi-rite creamery in the hipster district to get a sweet treat. We figured we needed to walk our cheese steak off and the subsequent ice cream we were about to eat. There is always a line so we burned calories standing as well.
On our way back both Liz and Betsy gravitated to this street sign. I have no idea why since they both shun this name for a shorter, nickname version.
The mission never disappoints
Posted by Steve at 10:23 PM
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
A couple weeks ago Betsy's parents came to town as they often do. Apparently they love driving along Interstate 80 and the great barren state of Nevada. We were excited to have them because they brought the sunshine to our often foggy Inner Sunset neighborhood.
We decided to take on a quick driving tour of the city. Our first stop was Golden Gate Park and the de Young Museum. The museum was packed and expensive but to our surprise the observation tower is free! We were so excited. Here is Sue and Ernie!
They were really excited about the fantastic view of the park and surrounding city.
Betsy is so giddy at the view!
Ernie and Sue were so excited there was no fog for their trip.
We then walked to the Conservatory of Flowers.
All that walking made us hungry so we drove to the Embarcadero to Houston's for an early dinner. You've got to try their prime rib french dip. So yummy! After dinner we toured Pacific Heights and other various neighborhoods until we ended up at the Golden Gate Bridge!
We stopped to take some photos and enjoy the sun!
Betsy is such a good photographer!
We then headed to the ocean and back home where we watched a movie and relaxed.
Then next day we went to church then had brunch at Park Chow. We decided to visit Betsy's older brother that lives in Redwood City for the afternoon. We relaxed and bbq'd and were treated to Sadie the wonder beagle. She loves to peel oranges!
apparently she bites off one end and sucks the insides out.
The next day Betsy's parents drove to Chico to visit her brother John and head back to SLC. We were sad to see them go. We were glad they were able to spend a couple days with us in our new apartment and be chauffeured in our new car. Come back anytime Ernie and Sue.
Posted by Steve at 1:18 PM
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
A few weeks back I took a screen printing class and have been excited to use my new skill set. After some initial setbacks (exposing screen too long, etc.) I finally got it to work. I made Betsy a shirt depicting where she has lived in San Francisco so far. She loved it!
I am excited to make more shirt designs!
Posted by Steve at 11:06 PM