Saturday, April 24, 2010

2010 San Francisco Day 1

As many of you know Carol and I are expecting a cute little son. Well, we'll see about the cuteness when he arrives I guess. So two weeks ago Carol and I went to San Francisco to enjoy the last vacation just with the two of us.

We left Toronto on Saturday morning, flying American Airlines through Chicago to San Jose. Carol's dad graciously drove us to the airport at 5:30 in the morning.

This is us waiting at the Chicago airport for our connection to San Jose:

From 2010 San Francisco Day 1


Even though we had aisle seats the windows seat was empty so I was able to take some pictures of the scenery as we flew over.

From 2010 San Francisco Day 1


From 2010 San Francisco Day 1


We arrived in San Jose starving and had to rush for the Caltrain which only comes every hour on weekends. Unfortunately there was no food around the station in Santa Clara so we arrived in San Francisco absolutely starved and hour and a half after. We ended up walking up to our Hotel which took half an hour, then proceeded to look for food.

Wikitravel sent me through the Tenderloin on our search for food. Everyone who knows San Francisco knows that this is probably not the area you want to visit in the evening if you're tourists unless you know what you're doing. Well, I didn't know this so we walked through this and were reminded of the time we were looking for food in Montreal. We ended up walking into a similarly bad area there. Must be my luck.

Eventually we proceeded toward The Cheesecake Factory at Macy's at Union Square but were told that the wait is an hour. Since this was too long we went in search of other food and ended up settling for Panda Express, a Chinese fast-food chain.

We fell into bed exhausted that night.

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