Monday, June 22, 2009

Day Trip to SF

Since today was the only day for the next week that we were free of deliveries and installations, we decided it would be the perfect day for a day trip! We decided to try out the Caltrain, which is the train that runs all through California. Since we are still in corporate housing that is right in downtown Mountain View, we were able to walk over to the train station. The train ride from Mountain View to San Francisco is about an hour long. Once you get to San Francisco you hop on a bus and go wherever you like! It is so much easier than driving and having to worry about parking and all that mess! The bus dropped us off right by Fisherman's Wharf and we immediately focused on getting lunch. We were craving clam chowder, so we went to Boudin's which is a restaurant right on Fisherman's Wharf that is famous for its fresh sourdough bread and clam chowder. Absolutely delicious! We also made a special trip up to Ghirardelli and split a World Famous Chocolate Sunday! :) After satisfying our sweet tooth we just wandered around taking in the city. We wandered the "crookedest street in SF", watched sea lions lounge at Pier 39, and walked up and down the SF bay. Click here to see pictures.

We ended up getting back to Mountain View around 6ish, and it was immediately off to do more shopping. We started by going to Ashley furniture and ordering the square ottoman and end table that Scott posted pictures of yesterday. Then we went to do some more research into accent chairs. We are still undecided on this, but hoping to reach a decision and have one ordered by tomorrow afternoon!

We happened upon the BEST burger place in as we were coming back from the Stanford shopping center in Palo Alto. We were starving and Scott wanted a burger so we stopped at a place called The Counter in downtown Palo Alto. It was a gourmet burger joint and had a create your own burger worksheet. First you decided your meat (beef, turkey, chicken), then your cheese (all kinds of specialty cheeses!), then up to 4 toppings (there are like 25 to choose from!), then your sauce (once again, all sorts of different options), and then finally your bread! Scott was boring and pretty much just got a cheeseburger. I mixed things up and got a turkey burger with some kind of provolone and roasted red peppers, tomato, field greens, and red onion with sun dried tomato vinaigrette on a honey wheat bun! It was AMAZING!! We're definitely going back to this place!

Tonight we also cleaned up and started packing most of our stuff since we are moving out of corporate housing on WEDNESDAY!! We are so excited and ready to start moving into our new home!

Tomorrow morning begins the crazy week of moving in!

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