If you are going to San Francisco...buy a travel book. We had a couple but it still didn't feel like enough.
|Biking across the Golden Gate Bridge! The tops of our hands were sunburned and swollen for WEEKS after!! ha!|
First of all...the moment we stepped off of the airplane, I got sick. Like, SICK. Like I couldn't breathe through my nose, I had the most painful wicked bad cough that made my body shake, my abs sore, and my throat raw and nearly swollen shut....my joints ached, I lost my voice completely, and I was freezing 99% of the time (I had no idea that summer in San Francisco felt like Phoenix in the winter...I literally needed a coat!) Oh, and I was exhausted. I think all of the running around I did in those moments leading up to our honeymoon finally caught up with me. What with the excitement of our wedding, followed by my last minute classes/tests/paperwork for graduation, AND packing like crazy people for our big cross country move...ohmygod...my body needed to rest. I had reached my limit.
|My fave day - spent in Napa...enjoying a picnic, a bottle of wine, a baguette, and some delish cheeses with my love.|
As lovely as we thought San Francisco was...it was not what we ended up wanting out of a honeymoon. After our crazy lives of non-stop action for the month leading up to the honeymoon, all we REALLY wanted was to sit, lounge, kiss, romp, and drink lots of pretty alcoholic beverages with little umbrellas in them...and to just relax. We didn't want to wake up to hit the pavement for site-seeing...to battle crowds...to get elbowed on buses...to get lost every 5 minutes...especially my sickly self. (We did stay in a beautiful hotel...it was rather lux and I considered never leaving the warmth of the fluffy bed...but I didn't want to miss out San Fran...and I didn't want Tommy to miss out on San Fran. We would venture out in the early afternoon and spend a few hours exploring...and then I'd have to go lie down...it was sad.)
Of course we did some rad stuff - ate ourselves silly for one (I pretty much ate soup.) We gathered with some of our best friends a couple of times, toured Alcatrez on a night cruise tour, explored Napa Valley (oh how romantic!), did the whole Giant's stadium, biked across the Golden Gate Bridge, did some beautiful art museums, hit up the Exploritorium, walked in the pretty parks, road the trolley's, and did I mention we ate ourselves silly?
|At the jazz club down the street from our hotel...probably drunk. Notice the tops of our hands? burned from bike riding. Doy.|