That's right, we had to leave Maude behind for this adventure. Although her baby body is svelte and extremely maneuverable, we just didn't feel comfortable navigating her through the narrow streets of the city.
The trade off of leaving our home behind was that we were able to stay with my sister Liana, and her boyfriend Steve in their apartment. Thinking back on it, fitting four humans and three dogs in their place was a bit of a stretch, but we made it work, and boy was it glorious to have rolling room on their pull-out. I practically slept full star-fish the entire time, sorry Vanessa.
Penny, too, was happy sleeping next to her cousin Molly again...
We explored the city full force, and didn't leave a stone un-turned. Okay, that's a lie, I turned 31 and those hills are damn huge. BUT, we did do a ton of walking, a lot of exploring, and even rented a car to head up to Sonoma for some wine tastings.
Overall, San Francisco was one heck of an experience. Within half hour you can go from the heart of the city to Muir woods and just be immersed in absolute silence. It's truly incredible. Vanessa and I were there for a total of 5 days, and ended up doing some pretty phenomenal things. It's hard to narrow down some of the favorites from the trip, but alas, somebody has to do it.
Here are a few of recommendations and tips from The Roamans when you visit San Francisco:
1. Walk Everywhere...And Don't Be An Ass Like Me & Only Pack Espadrilles
If we didn't walk everywhere, we wouldn't have stumbled upon these beautiful, weird, quirky spots in San Francisco. It helps to wander off-the-beaten path every once in a while to discover hidden gems that you wouldn't normally find on map. We caught the sunset perfectly at this street above, and were able to see for miles. Cha ching!
Another pointer, pack some decent shoes. Sneakers, perhaps. Because I was the ass who had a bum knee and was hobbling around like an idiot thinking my espadrilles would do the trick. Turns out, nope. Bring sneakers. You'd think I was seventy-five the way I was limping around.
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