23 July 2008

San Francisco part two: Girls Gone Touristy

By: Jessica B.
As the bookend to my BlogHer adventure, I’ve decided to show you the second part of my trip in pictures. BlogHer ended Sunday so my friend Sarah (who is also the first friend I made in Chicago) met me at the hotel and we were off!
Sadly we weren’t “Girls Gone Wild” but we did cover a lot of the tourist attractions in the city in the two days we had together. Below is my montage for you all. Oh I have plenty more than this but it’s just a sampling of our fun. I’m saving some for my “food love” post soon.
I also just wanted to clear up one thing, I did¬†change my clothes while I was there, but because of the cold northern California weather, I only had one coat/scarf that could keep me “warm,” which is why you’ll see me in the same external outfit in every relevant picture.
San Fran’s Bart map – easier than Chicago?
San Francisco (from the top of a painful hill!)
Me and a cable car
Fisherman’s Wharf – Sea Lions!
Boudin Bakery – famous San Francisco sourdough
Local dungress crabs
Cupcake break from Kara’s!
(raspberry buttercream frosting)
Lombard Street 
Palace of Fine Arts (boo construction)
Sarah and me at the De Young museum garden
Haight Ashbury
Coffee with Angela!
Heading the airport
Phew I’m pooped. And I decided to spare you pictures of being hit on my a woman at a bar and a man vomiting between the Bart cars while heading to Oakland. No I wouldn’t actually take pictures of that but you know what I mean.
San Fran was an awesome time and a perfect break from Chicago, but like Dorothy said…”there’s no place like home.”
Fortunately, my friend Sarah is coming back to Chicago in two weeks so it’s time to get the band back together again. Woo hoo!


  1. Anonymous Amy says:

    funny–i took the same picture of lombard and haight ashbury. ah tourists, ya gotta fit it all in.

  2. Kali says:

    Lombard St looks AWESOME!

  3. Angela says:

    You weren’t kidding it was sunniest when we got coffee!!!

    But isn’t Boudin’s the best??? I LOVE sourdough…

  4. EP says:

    It looks like you had an absolutely WONDERFUL time in San Francisco! I have never been, but when I do, I definitely want to check out these places.

  5. Anil P says:

    Lombard Street is quite a thing :)

  6. Dan Mega says:

    Still no tales of debauchery or shenanigans. Give us the whole picture.

  7. nuttycow says:

    I’ve never been to San Fran (as I believe it’s known) but your photos make me want to go! Maybe one day….

  8. jamie says:

    I love San Fran! Great pics!! Sounds like you had an awesome time!

  9. Elisabeth says:

    I haven’t been to San Francisco since I was 12. I really want to go back.

  10. Vanessa says:

    Wow, you covered some serious ground! I love Boudins, Ghiradellhi and Lombard street. The sea lions? Well, really, who wouldn’t love them? They are adorable!

  11. megkathleen says:

    Cute pics. I have always wanted to live in San Fran. Looks like it was a fun trip.

  12. Jess says:

    OK, this trip looks glorious! I really want to go to SF now.

  13. deutlich says:

    I wanna visit San Fran SUPER BADLY.

    One day, dangit. One day.

  14. Katelin says:

    oh what great pictures, you definitely hit up all the tourist spots, i love it.

  15. LJ says:

    Awesome pics! It makes miss SF, but not the weather! :) Cupcake looks delicious!

  16. Erin says:

    Sounds like so much fun! I love San Francisco!

  17. kay* says:

    ummm..the cupcakes – delicious. crabs – delicious. bakery – delicious. yeah, i would have been eating a LOT!

  18. The Modern Gal says:

    Oh, I feel like dropping what I’m doing right now and catching a plane to San Francisco. If only it were that easy!

    Glad you had a good time!

  19. thatShortChick says:

    really great pics!! it looks like you had a blast and makes me want to visit san fran now.

  20. Rick says:

    Someone is trying to shove a giant woman into that second story window. Did you call 911?


  21. surviving myself says:

    My only hope is that you bring back a sea lion.

  22. Always Home and Uncool says:

    “And I decided to spare you pictures of being hit on by a woman at a bar and a man vomiting between the Bart cars while heading to Oakland ..”

    You really got the full San Francisco treat. Nice travelogue.

  23. redstaplernation says:

    How could it be so cold when it was 105 degrees back here?!!!

    Your pictures inspired me this morning. When I got to work I realized that I had worn flip flops and had not brought any socks to put on when I changed into my scrubs. So I went to the gift shop and there were lots of socks to buy, but guess what I picked?


  24. brandy says:

    Wow! Great photos!! I’m so jealous of everything. (I just read your previous post on Blogher and am convinced that I missed out). I adore the trolley shot, but the cupcake one? Dear lord. I loved that.

  25. SF says:

    aww no pics of the barfin man? shucks! :)
    and that cupcake looks good…send me one? :)

  26. TKTC says:

    Bummer about the construction but brilliant to the raspberry buttercream frosting…Chocolate and Raspberry? Yes, Please.

  27. Blaez says:

    seriously wonderful pictures!

    but how messed up is that? cold enough in Cali to wear a scarf & jacket but too hot in Chicago to wear anything but wifebeaters and shorts?!

  28. Sandy says:

    Fantastic pictures! It sounds like it was a blast. And I cannot get enough of those sea lions! How adorable.

  29. Mandy says:

    I have never been to San Fran and enjoyed the tour thru your pictures! It looks like so much fun! I want to plan a trip there now.

  30. Alexa says:

    phew! talk about a crazy busy trip, reading everyones post made my feet hurt! heehee

    also, how cute is the napkin that the cupcake is on?!?!

  31. Princess Pointful says:

    Fantastic photos! I want to go to San Fran really badly…
    I love the trolley shot, too. Too cute!

  32. anonamoose says:

    loved the photo tour, my favorite is trolley shot!

  33. thegoodnamesaretaken says:

    I love San Francisco too! Your trip looked like a lot of fun!

  34. Ashley D says:

    Those are great pictures! It looks like you had a lot of fun. I love San Francisco and can’t wait to back to visit again!