San Francisco - Day 1

In January of 2016, I got bumped on a flight. Delta generously gave me an $800 voucher. I used the first half to go visit a friend in Iowa. In October, I realized that the voucher was going to expire after a year so I needed to find some way to use it. No hardship there. I'd been wanting to go on a vacation for a while. I kept seeing pictures from the west coast and I decided it was time to use the remainder of that voucher. I looked at Delta flights to all the major cities along the west coast and figured out San Francisco was the cheapest option. 

I contacted my cousin Nita and asked her if she wanted to go along. We figured out the first weekend in November would work for both of us. She is one of my favorite traveling companions. She is almost 10 years younger and we grew up 500 miles apart but somehow we are very similar. Maybe it's because our dads are brothers. We traveled together for the first time in January of 2015 to England. I had to work a farm show there and didn't want to travel by myself. After that trip, I knew that we would be traveling together again in the future.

Anyway, on to the pictures! San Francisco is a beautiful city.

The first day we just explored the city.

Pier 41 on Embarcadero St. You get a nice view of Alcatraz Island. 

From there we walked over to Ghirardelli Square where we ate the best Chocolate Carmel ice cream I've ever had at 10 am. We figured since it was 1pm on the east coast we were ok.


A clear beautiful sunset was the perfect way to end the day.

And before you go...

Throughout the day we had some of the best food. You can't be on vacation without delicious food right?

We went to Koja Kitchen for lunch. It was late afternoon and we were starving. I'd never had Korean BBQ before but it was absolutely delicious. Looking at this picture right now makes my mouth water.


Across the street we got some coffee at the Blue Danube coffee Shop.


For supper we ordered in giant, meat filled calzones at the motel but failed to document it with pictures. Trust me they were delicious. And we had leftovers for breakfast the next morning since the breakfast at our motel consisted of toast and cornflakes and mediocre coffee.

That's it for now!