SMS and I went to pick her up at the San Jose Airport, which was a ghost town. We headed home and relaxed, ready for a fun adventure the next day. I just found an awesome San Francisco blog, 7x7 and I was inspired by their Ocean Beach to Presidio hike article. So Sunday morning, off we went!
|The Bakery Walk added another mile, I think|
|General Store Patio with hilarious (to me) painted cat rock|
The Bakery! We went to Devil's Teeth Bakery, where there was quite a line. The breakfast sandwiches sounded great but there was a 45-50 minute wait so we went for the baked goods. I ordered a kale and cheese scone (good, but that savory scone I had in Sacramento was so good, all others have paled in comparison), a cinnamon bun (eaten the next day but still good), a peanut butter cookie and a doughnut muffin. We also got some beignets which were ok, but I'd pass in the future. I know, I know, this list makes us (me) sound like a bunch of pigglie wigglies. In my defense, most of the pastries served as mid-trail snacks. *oinkles*
|The happiest dog in the world!|
|CW from top left: From a distance; near the entrance; inside looking at the projection dish; a schematic|
After the Camera, we went inside the Cliff House to use the bathroom and then we were off to the Sutro Baths, a former indoor pool center now in ruins. It looked like it would have been a spectacular place to swim. The ruins were cool and we headed to the Sutros Bath Upper Trail which led to the Land's End trail. We missed the turnoff for the Eagle Point Labarynth, but apparently it was recently vandalized so we didn't miss too much. The viewpoints were pretty amazing though with great views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Although the day had started out with some high clouds, it cleared up at the start of our hike and we had fantastic weather the whole day.
|Views along the hike. On the right, the Sand Ladder with a nudist just off-camera to the right. You're welcome?|
|Sights along the way.|
We walked along Chrissy Field and took some more pictures. At this point, I realized that we weren't going to make it to the main lawn since by this point, we were kind of done with walking. We decided to call Uber from Chrissy Field. It was our first time using Uber (B thought we were kidding) and it was great. Our $20 credit meant our long (time-wise, not distance) trip back to our car was pretty cheap.
We decided to eat dinner in the city so we headed to the Mission District after realizing that the Anchor Steam brewery closed at 4, much to the disappointment of SMS who had wanted to add a stop there to our day's activities. We went to West of Pecos which was a great Tex-Mex sit-down place with a small front patio with a table open! Score! We got drinks and snack while waiting for Brady's friend Rosa since we weren't sure if we were going to restaurant hop for dinner. As it turned out, Rosa had been wanting to eat there for awhile so we had a delicious dinner there.
|Twin Peaks Sunset|