Tuesday, December 13, 2011

My Achy Breaky Heart

I finally got around to posting the pictures 
from my trip to San Francisco (to fix my broken heart). 

View from our hotel balcony

Garden area at our hotel

Like my Vanna White pose?

Have I mentioned I LOVE the beach?
No matter how cold it might be...

View from atop Twin Peaks

Recognize the third house from the right?
That's the "Full House" house!!


These were the bars from one of the escape attempts.
(please ignore my crazy face)

Lombard Street
(crookedest street in the World)

Sea Lions at Pier 39.
They were so cute!

Oh ya know...just gettin my fortune...
It's critical before you have surgery!

Pearl Ceremony!

This was the coolest thing!
You pay $14 for the oyster (which is guaranteed to have a pearl),
then you can either take the pearl the way it is 
or make it into a piece of jewelry.

My original pearl was the silver one,
but I really wanted a pink one...
So my mom got one too; 
she ended up with a white pearl that had a pink-ish tint 
(close enough to pink for me).
Then the lady gave us one for free!
So I ended up with a pink-ish pearl ring,
a silver pearl necklace
and a white pearl in a cage (to go on a necklace).

View of Alcatraz from the Pier.

Trolly ride!

In case you didn't know, 
Ghiradelli chocolate is made in San Francisco!
So, even though I hate chocolate, I had to get some "authentic" Ghiradelli.

Cable car station

I didn't take any pictures at the hospital, 
or during/after surgery because I didn't figure you'd be interested in seeing those.
Lord knows, I'd be happy to never see that again!

Until next time, 
The Intelligent Blonde


  1. So glad everything went well! Your San Fran photos are great! Seeing them definitely makes me want to go visit someday!

  2. Megan--Thank you! It's so pretty in San Francisco; you should definitely go someday!

  3. It looks like you had a great trip! I still need to to make it out to San Francisco! Thanks for sharing- I love the Full House picture! xo

  4. Shannon, it was a great trip (despite having to have surgery)! I highly recommend visiting San Fran! I was seriously, so excited about seeing the Full House house!

  5. i love the beach no matter the temperature (since i don't have any here in WI) and I don't like chocolate either (I don't hate it...love brownies but I am more of a salty person)...had you been to San Fran before or was this your first trip? Oh and I really want to see the those sea lions!

  6. Miranda--brownies are the only kind of chocolate I ever crave! I can devour an entire pan! lol This was my first time to go anywhere on the West coast! Before this trip, the farthest west I had been was Colorado. The sea lions were so stinking cute! You could hear them barking from like a block away. lol

  7. love this. the pictures are fabulous. you hair is so stunning. great post, hun. if you get a sec, I'd love to hear what you think of my latest trend report. thanks, love. xo


  8. Oh, San Fran. It's so hard to believe I used to live 40 minutes away from there. This entry brought back some fantastic memories of home. Thank you for sharing, and I hope you had fun!


  9. Love love love the pics of the San Fran Trip! But um... you don't like Chocolate? I'm not sure if we can be friends :( bahaha... totally just kidding... More chocolate for me, duh! :) How are you feeling, lovie?

  10. I knew it was full house as soon as I saw it! haha Love your blog!

    new follower!

  11. Thanks, ladies!

    Ash--So glad we worked that out, I was really worried you wouldn't be my friend anymore! I'm feeling pretty good, although trying to finish my MBA finals while recovering is proving to be a little difficult.

    Whitney--Thank you so much for stopping by (and becoming a follower). I'm headed to check out your blog right now!

  12. Great post ! seems you had a great time there :)



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