Tuesday, January 13, 2009

San Francisco - Day 4

On our fourth day in San Francisco, we woke up early and took a long bus ride to visit a church that I read about in a book. In the amazing book, Take This Bread (go read it!), the author becomes a Christian and starts a ministry to San Francisco at Saint Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church. I couldn't go in because they were holding some type of children's school, but I did take a picture of the inside of the building. It was neat. It was also neat to be in a less tourist-y area of San Francisco and just see mroe regular people that live there.

After seeing the chuch we went on another long bus ride to the Haight-Ashbury area. We didn't do much there, just went in a bookstore and walked around. There were some cute looking cafes there, but we weren't hungry.

So we got back on the bus and headed to our hotel. From there we decided to ride the trolley to Union Square and eat at Sear's Fine Foods again. It was so good. They stop serving breakfast at 3 and we barely made it in time :)

Then we went to Lombard Street - "the most crooked street in the world" and walked down that. After that we went to Coit Tower - a tall tower, at the top of a tall hill. We didn't go to the top of Coit Tower because it cost $5 and it was almost dark.

For dinner, I wanted to eat Italian food again. There were so many great looking Italian restaurants in San Francisco that I couldn't leave only visiting one. This time we went to Pantarei and we both got a pasta trio - which was fun because you got to try 3 different kinds of pastas and sauces. One of the kinds of pasta was gnocchi and oh my gosh, it made me glad that we ate gnocchi at the other Italian restaurant on Tuesday night because this gnocchi was terrible in comparison. Firenze by Night had better food than Pantarei, but Pantarei had a more fun, modern atmosphere.

Then we went to Mara's Italian Bakery and had coffee and Italian desserts. I can't tell you how much fun it all was.

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