Do you want to know my idea of heaven? Last night. Jon and me in a super fancy yet cozy hotel in the city with a view of the Presidio trees, room service, and lounging in robes. It was the perfect way to celebrate our anniversary!
We stayed at Hotel Drisco which isn't far from our house. When we looked out the window, Jon said he felt like he was on vacation in another country. We're good about looking at the city through fresh eyes and appreciating the landscape around us. San Francisco isn't perfect—and that's a post for another day—but there is a lot of beauty here too. When the fog rolls in and the breeze picks up with the smell of the eucalyptus trees, there's something special in the air that's indescribable unless you've been here for a bit.
We stopped to get a bunch of snacks and drinks and then found a parking spot right next to the hotel! I still get really nervous when we park on a steep hill in San Francisco. Sometimes it feels like the car is going to tip over! I tried to capture the angle in this picture but it doesn't do the tilt justice...
We were greeted with some nuts and a bottle of chilled champagne (which we gave to our friend for sleeping at our house with Croc!) along with a nice card from the staff wishing us a happy anniversary. How sweet! It kicked off the night nicely.
Like a couple of kids we explored the room right away and commented on the views, the comfortable beds, and the massive bathroom with a seat in the shower! My dream is to have my own bathroom some day. Sharing one tiny bathroom with three males is worthy of some kind of prize in patience. This tiny little toothpaste was so cute.
First thing we did was order room service. I got a panini, salad, and tomato bisque. Jon got short ribs, beans, and potatoes I think. I was too busy digging into my meal (and later ordering a chocolate brownie with raspberry coulis). It was all delicious and served on some fancy ass silver trays!
Next thing we did was take showers, try on the robes, and then go out and take a walk while the sun set.
The neighborhood around the hotel sits on top of a hill so as soon as you walk out you see rolling hills with houses and trees one way, and then the ocean and Presidio the other way. The sun was just starting to set when we walked. Oh that air... I swear to you that it is therapeutic this air in San Francisco.
We walked past some homes that make you wonder who in the hell can afford to live there, and then some embassies and the Lyon Street steps. Fall was definitely in the air which was evident in this beautifully decorated doorway!
I mean, is there such a thing as doorway envy? If so, I had a case of it last night. The sidewalk alone was pretty enough to sleep on...
We tend to act like teenagers when we get away from the kids. It was like we were giddy! Jon forgot to pack a long sleeved shirt so we were about to walk to Walgreens and get him a sweatshirt but then it felt really nice outside. It was cool but not cold.
We took a detour through the Presidio but I kept reminding him that it was dusk and the coyotes would be out and active at that time of night. He often thinks I overreact. Me?
Jon looks like a deer in headlights here haha! We also saw this interesting robot art in the front of a house. And it looked anatomically correct if you know what I mean.
I wouldn't say Jon and I are high fashion kind of people. We have nice clothes but shopping is not a high priority for us. That said, I love a good sale at Nordstrom Rack and I got this comfy looking sweatshirt there. Jon took one look at it and his jaw dropped. He said, "is that intentional?" and I said yes, of course. He could NOT believe it which I found hilarious! We laughed so long and hard over his complete and utter disgust over a clothing company charging to have the bottom seam officially torn hahahahaha!
This morning I woke up at 7am because my body is just trained to wake up after eight hours of sleep I think. I went downstairs and grabbed some breakfast—coffee, croissant, fruit, oatmeal—and waited for Jon to wake up.
It was so nice to see the boys although The Dude has no voice and I think he *maybe* got two hours of sleep last night? So he must be absolutely wiped out at his soccer game right now. Sleepovers are always rough the next day. Is this true for you other parents out there too?
Once everyone was settled at home, I drove over to Tiburon to pick up my bib for the Tiburon Half Marathon tomorrow! It was a really easy pickup and I love the shirt! Long sleeve wicking shirts are the best race shirts.
I just pounded some pasta and am currently drinking water like crazy. I need to get up at the crack of dawn tomorrow so I'm going to roll really well, take a warm shower and get to bed early tonight.
I've been watching one video regularly before long runs and it gets me really pumped up every time.
All of a sudden I have a huge case of the jitters! This isn't a race I'm running for time or anything—I need to incorporate some real races during my marathon training and this one is local so it was perfect. I have no idea what to expect to be honest. We could be running up Mt. Tam for all I know. I'm going to run slowly and then just see what I can churn out for the last three miles or so!
What are you doing with your weekend?
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