Our Mini Moon: San Francisco

My husband and I went on a mini-moon to San Francisco recently! San Francisco is interesting because there are so many different neighborhoods with totally different vibes within very close distance of one another (this frank & funny article kinda sums it up). 



First up, we had to satisfy our seafood cravings so we headed to Fisherman's Wharf. We ate steamed clams at Lou's while we waited for a table to open up at Scoma's. Luckily, the table at Scoma's opened up as soon as we grabbed the check for Lou's! At Scoma's, I had a lobster bisque, seared tuna, and tiramisu & my husband had the clam chowder, seared scallops, and brownies with vanilla ice cream. Yum! 

The next day, we ventured out to the California Academy of Sciences! We actually really wanted to go to their Thursday NightLife {learn mixology at the aquarium with the DJ playing? Don't mind if we do!}, but we missed it. It was still loads of fun during the day but it was so crowded.



Claude, the albino alligator! He was so still, I thought he was a marble sculpture at first. 
As part of the skull exhibit, we came across this display of various dog skulls based on their breed. They didn't have a beagle skull, but we're guessing Lou's skull would be about the same size as a jack russell terrier, the small one on the top center row.

On another day, we trekked out to Haight Street. Our main focus was to visit Loved to Death, a store that is featured on Oddities San Francisco on the Science Channel:)



We also went on a brief walking tour around the Financial District. We learned quite a few interesting facts, like how historians have been able to locate ships from the 1800s still buried deep underground. Those ships were used by early settlers, but were abandoned due to the Gold Rush.

We also learned that San Francisco's historic buildings have strict codes. If there is a proposal to make an addition to an existing historic building, the addition must be distinctly different (e.g. round columns versus rectangular columns, etc.) and it must not touch the existing building. The reason is so that it can easily be distinguished in case the addition needs to be demolished, and the original building must remain untouched. 
So back in the 60's these homes were apparently made for a low-income household. Fast forward to today-- a small studio room has been listed for approximately $3K a month! A 2 bedroom rental here can cost you about $5~$6K a month, supposedly! 



We had a lovely time, but our hearts belong to L.A. There's no place like home. I hope you all enjoy your weekend!

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Hi there! My husband and I are newlyweds ♥ We adopted our beagle, Louie, in 2011. This blog allows me to chronicle our lives together as a family. Thank you for stopping by! WWW.KIDGRANNY.BLOGSPOT.COM

10 comments :

  1. looks like fun! my husband wants to move here so bad :) he lived in the san jose area and loved it so much!

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    1. It's a fun city and I think there's something out there for everyone! That would be so awesome if and when you guys move here one day! We'll be on same coast :)

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  2. San Fran looks like the perfect place to live tbh! I am so jealous. Hope you are having a blast :)
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  3. Aww, happy mini moon! Wasn't it soooo cold at CAS? I was just there a few weeks ago and couldn't believe the temperature drop in that area!

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    1. Yes, we were surprised by the temperature drop there as well! It was very misty and cold at CAS!

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  4. Looks like such a lovely mini-moon! The albino alligator is super cool. I've never seen anything like it

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    1. Thank you! We had fun :) The first time I saw Claude (the albino alligator), I just casually walked past him because I thought he was fake! I've never seen an albino alligator before, so it was really neat!

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  5. What a nice looking mini-moon you guys ^___^ The seafood places sounds
    and looks soooo good! Love the Academy of Science as well c: Xx

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  6. San Francisco is one of my favorite cities. You're so lucky that you got to go.

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