Hello From San Francisco!

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I made it! I've had this unfounded desire to visit San Francisco for quite some time (only rivaled by my unfounded desire to visit Portland), and now I'm here! So amazing!

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I'm staying in a sweet hostel with awesome views of the Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, and access to the wonderful tourist trap that is Fisherman's Wharf and the surrounding areas.

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Yesterday I spent three or four hours wandering around the beach, streets, and piers. Of course, I took lots and lots of pictures. And I made sure to walk barefoot along the Bay beach, enjoying the cool water on my hot little road-trippin' footsies.

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Then I warmed my feet right back up by trekking up the super-steep Hyde Street. It was a bit difficult, but nothing to rival the mountains of Montana. Hooah!

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After all that hill-climbing, this food blogger's stomach was a-rumbling, so I began to forage for food. The scents pouring out of Bourdin, a bakery/restaurant/bar/cafe and purported home of the original San Francisco sourdough (I'm a sucker for sourdough), were too good to resist . . .

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. . . as was the sourdough crab . . .

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. . . and the sourdough teddy bears, turtles, and alligators. So cute! Of course I had to try some of this [adorable] sourdough bread for myself.

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I ordered the half salad/half sandwich option, going for their California veggie sandwich on sourdough and a spring salad. This was delicious. Those walnuts on the salad were spiced and so yummy. Plus, both the salad and sandwich had balsamic vinaigrette, which I would like to adopt as my first "born" child.

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The sandwich had pepper-jack and harvati cheeses, as well as veggies, avocado, and some sort of tomato-y relish. This truly deserves a holy yum.

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Today my plan is to walk to the Golden Gate Bridge, and then walk across it and back. I'm toying with the idea of taking my collapsible hoop along, but I don't know that I feel like toting it along with my bag for a total of eight (ish) miles. I was also thinking of taking the Alcatraz tour, but it's a little pricey and I'm not sure it's something I'd enjoy by myself.

Because, as fabulous as San Fran is, it comes off feeling a little bit paltry with no one to share it with. In other words, I miss the Best Husband Ever. I thought I'd be reveling in the "freedom" of a little vacation, but honestly his company is far more precious to me than this little adventure. Maybe one day . . . what do you think about a getaway to the Bay, hubby? For now, I'll buck up and enjoy my solitary wanderings and take this lesson on love, friendship, and other people to heart.

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