• Going Solo

    November 8, 2010

    My last day in San Francisco is bittersweet. I love this city (and, of course, wine country), but I really miss my husband and my pug (who now has a doggie ear infection :-( ). I’m not one to get homesick, but, for some reason, I’m seriously missing home this time.

    My flight back to Beantown is early tomorrow morning, so I’ll be home with M & m before I know it. I knew that I didn’t have much more time in San Francisco, so I took advantage of today the best that I could.

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    As soon as I checked into my hotel for the night, I headed straight to my favorite place in all of San Francisco: the Ferry Building! :mrgreen:

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    My first stop was Blue Bottle Coffee. I fell in love with their coffee at last year’s Foodbuzz Festival, so I couldn’t leave San Francisco without getting my fix!

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    I ordered my Blue Bottle Coffee iced this morning. As expected, it was full-bodied, creamy, and eye-opening! 8-O Just the way I like my iced coffee! ;-)

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    With coffee in hand, I wandered around the Ferry Building for a good hour, windowing shopping and day dreaming. I felt totally at ease taking my time perusing the shops, snapping photos, and doing my own thing.

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    When I get home, I need to deal with moving madness, so I made sure to really enjoy my downtime today. It felt great to relax and recharge by myself.

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    Eventually, I got hungry for lunch, so I grabbed a cheese sandwich from Acme Bread Company.

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    The sandwich was made with Mt. Tam cheese, sweet fruit jam, arugula, and black pepper. It was quite delicious, but there wasn’t nearly enough jam or cheese for my liking. I felt like I was just eating bread, not a whole sandwich. (I later bought a chocolate chip cookie, but I never snapped a photo.)

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    I wandered around the city for another couple of hours before grabbing a salad + sourdough for dinner. I brought it back to my hotel room and ate it while watching TV in my PJ’s. (I know. I’m crazy.)

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    Now, I’m blogging in bed with a glass of Chardonnay and some Ghirardelli almond chocolate. Even though I miss my family, wine + chocolate seems to help. ;-)

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    I’m hitting the hay soon. My alarm is set for 5:30 AM.

    See ya from the East coast! 8-)

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    Carrie (Love Healthy Living) November 9, 2010 at 11:47 am

    Lovely photos Tina. I was hanging out at the Ferry building yesterday too, it’s so amazing. I was too shy to introduce myself to you this weekend but hopefully I’ll catch you next year. :)

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    Wendy (Give Love Create Happiness) November 9, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    I hope Murphy feels better soon!

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    Mads November 9, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Your pictures are making me crave a trip to San Fran. I’ve never been, but it looks amazing!

    I hear ya on getting homesick though…nothing like the love from your hubby and puggy. :)

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    Lindsey November 9, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    You are definitely not crazy because food, wine, and chocolate in your pjs is exactly what I would be doing after an exhilarating weekend. Safe travels!

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    Nicole@bodybybeer November 9, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Poor puppy… did Mal try to get some pics of trying to give ear meds/ swabs to poor pup?

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    Clare @ Fitting It All In November 9, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    Sounds like a perfect relaxing day…definitely need those every once in a while!

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    Lacey @ Lake Life November 9, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Dinner in bed is awesome :-)

    P.S. I LOVE the seagull photo!

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    Cati @ crave and create November 9, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Sometimes those hours spent wandering and reflecting are the best part of a trip for me. I hope you left feeling recharged. Your photography in this post is beautiful!

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    Susan November 9, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    I do love the Ferry building. I especially love the farmer’s market that they have there on Saturdays (and Thursdays? I know one other day of the week). Whenever I fly out there for business, I always try to include a Saturday morning on one end of the trip (usually on the way back), so I can get some great fresh food!

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    Pure2Raw Twins November 9, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Hope Murphy feels better! Glad you made it back home safely. It was wonderful to meet you. You are just as wonderful in person as on your blog! I cannot wait to hang with you again.
    ~
    Michelle

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    Tiffany November 16, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Hi, Tina! I just started reading your blog, and I am enjoying it immensely. I, too, have a pug (Flora), and she just got over an ear infection as well… Hope Murphy is back to his healthy, mischievous (I assume he’s a little naughty–aren’t all pugs? :)) self!

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    Bradwell November 29, 2010 at 6:38 am

    I Delight in Who And so I Really like THE BIBLE

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