Thursday, August 30, 2007

San Francisco


Cable Car
Originally uploaded by Chez VH
So, I just returned home from San Francisco on Monday night to some friendly visitors in town (not to mention gardens and school plans that are in not-the-best-of-shape).

Because I was taking a solo trip (my first since I've been married as I've always had at least a little one along on previous trips) I packed light and didn't have a car. When I flew into SF last week, I took the BART up to Market Street and had a Panini at a sidewalk cafe in the beautiful sunny weather. Delightful! I hopped this cable car (haven't been on one in twenty years) out to visit Alice and it was a lovely ride. I took lots of pictures (though our camera does leave something to be desired).

Alice is every bit as lovely as you'd imagine, even on what she'd call a "bad" day. :) It wasn't long before I felt like I'd known her and her children forever and I can't wait for our two families to meet some day.

We visited Golden Gate Park and had Oolong tea and other goodies at the Japanese Tea Garden. Alice's older girls and I also visited St. Ignatius Church while the little ones took a rest in the car with mom. It was fun to meet with other children who were so interested and enthusiastic about beautiful art and architecture.

5 comments:

Margaret in Minnesota said...

Welcome home!!

You lucky ducks.

Martha Long said...

Alicia: I have read your blog for awhile and enjoy it very much. I am a graduate of TAC, too -- class of '76. I love your photograph of the Carmelite chapel! I grew up in the City and our family (Schaeffer) has always been close to the sisters!

Love2Learn Mom said...

Thanks Margaret. :)

Hi Martha! I didn't know you read my blog and I'm glad you like it! I know your name via some of my SF relatives and I knew you sister Laura at TAC.

I was sad that the chapel was closed when we stopped for a visit. When I was in high school I spent a lot of time in that area and I particularly remember Christmas caroling with some of the I.P. crowd and singing back and forth with the sisters through the grille.

Alice Gunther said...

We had so much fun--the children are still talking about!

We need to have the same adventure in NYC sometime!

Love2Learn Mom said...

Yes! With all MY kids in tow! :)