Monday, March 9, 2009
But the lack of planning always seems to work out, so I guess we won't be changing any time soon. Saturday morning we woke up, asked Ro and Ree what they felt like doing, then grabbed some roadtrip food and an extra pair of underwear (for the girls, not the grownups) and pointed the minivan toward San Francisco. We ended up at the Aquarium on the Bay (a smallish but totally uncrowded aquarium on the wharf) where we looked in vain for an octopus, and then were tickled to pet a flirty, friendly little bat ray. We ambled down to the end of a really, really long pier and hooted and hollered at the massive sealions. The water out there looked (deceptively) smooth, so we decided at the last second to ride the ferry and raced all the way back down the pier (man oh man am I out of shape) to board the boat just as it was leaving. We finished up with a square of Ghirardelli chocolate and pointed the minivan home. What a gorgeous, sunny, blue-sky day in the city. Bring on that seafood lunch, I'm gonna eat more shrimp that all of you! (and she did): We ike deez pwetty fowyers, mama: Sailing under the Golden Gate bridge, a thrilling first. (What kind of photographer snaps a pic with some random guy's head in it? Sigh...): The girls and TubaDad brought me some water, since I tend to get seasick, but then they drank it all. Oh well, it was a sweet gesture: A really fun day. We'll be sure not to plan more of these kinds of days real soon. PS: Thank you, thank you, thank you for all the thoughtful, awesome suggestions on the previous post. I'm mulling it all over and then it's full-steam ahead with Part 2.