Monday, July 8th – Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
I was a little sore from walking all over San Francisco, but it was time to do it all over again. After running some errands, we took the BART back over from Oakland and took a long walk to get to “Tartine Bakery,” as recommended by Trevor’s brother. It was really crowded, but was totally worth the wait! Trevor went bananas with a banana cream tart and a banana blanc sandwich. I ended up getting a massive spicy turkey sandwich and got an eclair and chocolate cookie to go.
We checked out some more of San Fran’s sights. We passed The Castro Theater, then headed to Alamo Square where the “Full House” neighborhood was, then to Japantown.
After that, we headed towards The Presidio, passed some enormous houses in Pacific Heights, then towards the Marina Green where we wandered around The Palace of Fine Arts.
Then we were off to Chrissy Field for a closer look at the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz, and back to Fisherman’s Wharf to see the sea lions at Pier 39.
There was only one sea lion there, and he looked dead. I needed Cinnamon Raisin Bread for the road ahead, a staple for me on this trip, and found some at “Boudin Bakery,” then we made our way back to Market Street. Before catching the BART, Trevor had to get a Ghirardelli chocolate milkshake. Once we returned to Oakland, we rested our sore feet and grabbed a cup of Joe at “Urban Blend,” before heading back to the room.
After our morning dose of “Urban Blend,” we walked to Jack London Square before grabbing some super-memorable-and-I-get-cravings-all-the-time-for vegan soul food at a place called “Souley Vegan.” I can only dream of making vegan food taste that amazing! Trevor got the southern-fried tofu bowl which included southern fried tofu (obviously), and seasoned grits topped with gumbo. I couldn’t decide what to get, so I got the massive Sampler Platter and had to share some of it with Trevor since there was so food. It included mustard greens, black eye-peas, yams, lentils, mac and “cheese,” potato salad, BBQ tofu, southern-fried tofu, and corn bread.
After stuffing our faces, we waddled to a cute shop called “Oaklandish,” before dropping stuff off at the van and taking the BART to Berkeley, CA.
There wasn’t much to do there, but we wandered around town a bit before returning to Oakland, where we decided to hang around for the rest of the day. We cruised around Chinatown and Lake Merritt on foot, before crashing out in the van for the night.
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