Thursday, June 21, 2012

Weekly post: The most beautiful San Francisco Saturday

Last Saturday was probably the most gorgeous day I've seen in San Francisco since moving here. It was both sunny and amazingly warm. Not to be one to waste perfectly good sunshine I was determined to go out and enjoy it, so Rich and I ventured out and walked around the city for almost the entire day. First we walked up to the North Beach/Fisherman's Wharf area. We could've taken a bus, but it was so gorgeous outside that we walked instead. There were some CRAZY hills and beautiful views from the route we took.
 






Alacatraz!

I didn't expect to stay long at Fisherman's Wharf. I wasn't that hungry yet (and was pretty set on eating at the North Beach Street Fair we were eventually heading to) and Rich isn't a seafood fan. So I was confused when he led me further back, past multiple food vendors, but he was ultimately leading me to a place I had no idea existed, but that he knew I'd love.

Musée Mécanique, a collection of antique arcade games and other coin-op machines. I was instantly in love with the place. I love arcades, especially those with older machines, they fascinate me. Some of the machines were a little creepy (also why I linked to the Wikipedia article on the place and not the official website, it has some CREEPY laughing on it, like nightmare material stuff). Only had a $1 and a $20 with me so I didn't get to play much, but I have a crapton of quarters at my apartment so I'll definitely have to go back with those sometime soon.



The arcade I worked at through high school and summers during college had (still has actually) this pinball. It's one of my favorites.





Closeup on the pinball

We spent a decent amount of time wandering around the arcade, mainly since I wanted to try and at least look at all the machines they had.

By this point we're both decently hungry, so onward to the North Beach Street Fair!

Unfortunately, since it was SUCH a nice day out the street fair area was wall to wall (building to building?) people. So we quickly grabbed some fair food, and delicious fair lemonades, stuffed our faces and decided where to go next.

The street fair happened to be right next to Chinatown and since neither of us had gone to Chinatown before, we decided to stroll through there while deciding on what to do next. Lots of cool shops and buildings, lots of delicious smelling and looking foods, but we were too stuffed to bother. Definitely planning on going back to eat there sometime soon too!

Eventually we started on our way back home, this time taking a bus due to being tuckered out from walking in the sun (and also full of food) where we spent the rest of the night watching TV and playing video games next to each other. D'aww.

Waking up on Sunday morning and looking outside we were disappointed to see that San Francisco had reverted to it's normal, slightly chilly, foggy self.

Bonus Pic: How Rich has spent the majority of his night tonight in order to cover all the Nintendo Direct news. (actually very little of it spent on the phone but I don't think he's moved from that spot but once since Nintendo Direct started at 8pm).




1 comment:

Andrew William Sharp said...

If you're ever in New England you gotta go to FunSpot

http://www.funspotnh.com/

It'll blow your mind

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