Sat, June 21st '14
Father’s Day

Father's Day

For Father’s Day we went to St. John’s Bar & Grill a really good burger place nearby. That was actually the second time we went in a week! Yes, it’s that good. Since we went on Saturday it was 50% off all burgers. They have a different special everyday.

I got the Mushroom Burger (with a veggie patty) and garlic fries both times. I love their chipotle ketchup, too. We decided to go the day before Father’s Day thinking it would be less crowded but we were wrong. Since they had the burgers half off it was crazy packed!

St. John's

Garlic Fries Onion Rings

The girls got Manuel the wind chime pictured above from an Art & Wine Festival we went to a few weekends ago. He has The End of the Trail tattooed on his arm so Kaylie just had to get it for him. I got him a red Fitbit Flex since he’s always wanting to wear mine to work to check his steps.

Fitbit Flex

On Father’s Day we picked up BBQ for him from his favorite place for lunch and then went to Coco’s with my family for dinner.

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Fri, April 25th '14
Day Trip to San Francisco

Last week was Kaylie’s Spring Break. I wanted to make it fun so I took the week off from work and planned a few day trips. First, we went to San Francisco ~ Pier 39, Rainforest Cafe & Kinokuniya. I must say I HATE the roads in SF; they have so many one way streets AND no turns! I had to make a few big loops just to get back to where I was trying to go. That is why I’ve only driven there THREE TIMES on my own.

Pier 39

Pier 39 always reminds me of when I used to go as a kid. I loved going & I hope the girls do, too. Trish’s Mini Donuts are A MUST! There are plenty of shops and places to eat. You can see Alcatraz across the bay and watch the sea lions sunbathe. Parking, on the other hand, isn’t cheap.. it cost me $32!!

Mimi's Mini Donuts Mini Donuts

Carousel Carousel Horse

Fun Magnets Cable Car Magnets


Sea Lions Sunbathing

The only Rainforest Cafe close to us is the one in San Francisco. I LOVE their Rastapasta sometimes I even crave it. It’s a short walk from the Pier so anytime we go I always try and eat there. Maddie was scared almost the entire time we were dining. She doesn’t like loud noises plus it’s pretty dim inside and the scenery comes to life about every 15min. She loved the store though! Oh and I forgot to bring the hot shoe flash for my Olympus Pen so I couldn’t really take any pictures inside the dining area, ugh!

Rainforest Cafe

Aquarium Scenery

Kinokuniya was an after thought. I mentioned going to Kaylie when we were walking back to the car & she really wanted to go. So.. after a few missed streets, not finding parking and lots of extra driving we finally made it there. I thought it was going to be a lot bigger than it actually was. Don’t get me wrong, it’s pretty big especially compared to our local one that got super condensed when they relocated inside of Mitsuwa (it’s about 1/3 the size it used to be, sigh.)


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