Monday, April 21, 2014


Michael was most excited about Day 2 in San Francisco.
This was the day we checked stadium #2 off of our NFL tour list.
*You can read about our first NFL tour here.
This time it was Candlestick Park.
We were lucky to be able to tour this stadium before it closes this August.
^^Can you feel the excitement??
This tour was completely different than the tour in Seattle.
For one, this stadium has been around since the 60s, while Seattle's is much newer.
That means that it holds a whole lot of history.
It was an incredible tour, and if you are in San Francisco before August, you should go.
^^View from one of the suites.
Unfortunately the field was not painted, we were pretty bummed.
Why are there dugouts on a football field you ask?
Because long ago it was actually a baseball park.
See! Interesting tour!
^^This is our tour guide. 
He was great, but I forgot his name.
And those are the doors. The doors to the home locker room.
After the Seahawks tour when we got to go into the locker room last minute, this was old news.
The locker room was pretty great though.
Especially the part when the tour guide told Michael who's locker he was sitting inside.
Again, he was so excited.
Out of all the 49ers, Kaepernick is the one he talked about the most.
It was pretty great.
^^I'm doing that weird leg thing again.
I can't explain it.
After the locker room, we got to see the media area (which was tiny!)
and then go out and walk on the field.
Part of the history with the 49ers are all their Superbowl championships.
Of course, they don't keep the trophies in the stadium except on gameday,
so the closest we got were these high definition pictures.
Like I said, it was an excellent tour.
Kind of a bummer that we just checked one off and it will be closing.
I guess that means we will have to go back to San Francisco and tour the new one in the future.

After the tour, we made a quick stop at Fisherman's Wharf for lunch at In-N-Out.
Again, Michael was super excited.
As soon as we finished the burgers, we were off to the Golden Gate Bridge.
This is the part of our trip that I was most excited about!
This bridge is one of the most iconic places in America, and I've always wanted to see it.
^^Driving over the bridge.
We were not prepared for how difficult it would be to find the perfect picture spot.
First we stopped at a terrible lookout spot that was packed with tourists.
The pictures aren't even worth posting.
1) You can't even really get the bridge in the picture.
2) Random people were in every one of our pictures.
and 3) It was crazy windy so I looked like a mess.
I did manage to get this great picture of some more boats though:
After getting lost in the tiny town across the the bridge, we finally made it to the perfect picture spot.
Luckily for us, someone was pulling out of a parking spot right when we pulled up.
Parking is literally an issue every where in this city.
^^Definitely worth the wait.
Almost every city I have been to has a structure that I become obsessed with.
In Paris it was the Eiffel Tower.
In Seattle it was the Space Needle.
And apparently in San Francisco it is the Golden Gate Bridge.
^^It took quite a few tries to get this photo.
As I said, it was super windy.
Especially way up on this hill.
We found some nice guys who wanted a million photos of them, on several different cameras too,
which made it a win-win for all of us.
As we were driving back to our hotel, we stumbled upon Lombard Street and decided to drive down it.
But first, you have to drive up it.
^^This picture doesn't do the hill justice.
It was so steep.
The worst part was the stop sign halfway up.
Michael might have panicked a little bit.

Later that evening we went to a little Italian place that I had found on Yelp.
^^This place to be exact.
It was close to our hotel, so we decided to walk.
As we were walking, we passed the cable car station, and there was one just sitting there.

^^The driver was so sweet and offered to take our picture.
So yeah, we didn't actually ride a cable car.
The line was way to long, but this picture means I can check it off the list.
By the time we made it to the restaurant, I was wishing we had taken a cable car.
This is the hill we climbed to get there.
^^We came from down there by the water.
It was a long hike.
I was pretty sure I was going to pass out.
We made it though and the food was excellent!
I got the ravioli with tomato cream sauce, and it was to die for.
I will probably dream about that sauce for the rest of my life.
It was so good!
Of course, we couldn't end the day without a Ghirardelli sundae, this time it was salted caramel!
So delicious!
It was another perfect day in sunny San Francisco!

1 comment:

  1. You're so sacrificial. That was the best day of the trip for me because you took me to 49ers stadium. Thanks for being such a servant in our marriage. LOVES!


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