Saturday, July 09, 2011
Bye bye San Francisco
This is the kind of thing that passes for art these days. At least that's what I think considering it was in the Museum of Modern Art. Of course Serge and I immediately wanted one for our bathroom. We had one when we lived in the loft and really liked it. Girls are turned off by them though we learned while living there.
Here is another piece of "art". We thought it looked like a chair that had been sat in by someone with dynamitized farts. Serge posed with that in mind. We spent a couple hours there and then we went over to meet the parents at their hotel. Mom joined us for a walk after lunch and we went down to City Hall, near our hotel.
We walked around inside and oohed and aahed at the ornateness of it all. It's bigger than the capital building in Washington DC. After that we cooled our heels a bit and met for dinner later at a wonderful place called RN 74. The folks treated us to a fabulous dinner with some very nice wines from Burgundy. When inquiring about the wines on the list, the server said, "Hang on, I'll get the som for you." First time I've heard that one. Som, short for sommelier.
Yesterday, we used the last ticket in our Citypass book for the Academy of Sciences. This is a place with a planetarium, aquarium and natural history museum. It was crawling with children who pushed and shoved. Doting grandparents would never reprimand such behaviour from their little angels. The exhibits were interesting, but enjoyment was reduced by the rug rats. After that, we took the bus out to the Sutro baths ruins and had a bite and a bloody mary at the Cliff house. Nom.
Then we took a ride over to the cable car museum and rode the cable cars as well. Three times this trip. It's free with the citypass so that was cool. There you see the engine room where all the cables from all the lines come through. It is really interesting technology, especially for the late 1800's when it was developed. It functions much as it did back then.
And then we met up again for a final dinner at Hecho, a japanese mexican fusion place from what I can gather and we enjoyed delicious sushi and that big thing in the middle there was a tuna collar. Yum. We didn't get out to Fort Point or cross the Golden Gate. We didn't see Tales of the City. But all in all, we had a good time and did it up right. Now this morning we're off to Lake Tahoe to spend a week with the other side of the family. 24 people sharing a big house overlooking the lake. I'll pop in if there's internet. Later~