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SF Trip

Thursday, August 19th, 2004 · 1 Comment

Jen and I returned Tuesday night from our first trip back to San Francisco since we moved cross-country at the end of last year. It felt really good to be back in my home away from home to help Jane and Sarah celebrate their wedding, to see all our kick-ass friends, party pretty much every night, hang out with burritos on the beach, spend some time with my parents, and last, but certainly not least, to hit our favorite eateries (Naan ‘n Curry, Juan’s, House of Nanking).

A quick recap of the memories:

Thursday: Thirsty Bear happy hour, Naan ‘n Curry in the ‘loin, Juan’s, crashed at Enoch’s.

Friday: Dad picks up from TI, parked, walked on a Peet’s mission and hung out in the Sprint store to recharge our phones (forgot the charger), new ferry terminal, lunch with Dad at Armenian deli (best turkey sandwich ever), BART to 12th St. Oakland, walked to Best Western @ Jack London Square, took $35 cab ride to Oakland Zoo, rode the little people train at the zoo, partied at the wedding, lots of wine and boogying down to “It’s Raining Men” and the electric slide, rode back to hotel in crowded car (got lost in East Bay Vortex, of course) courtesy of fellow Vassar alum Cathy.

Saturday: Dad picked up in Oakland, two breakfasts at the Emery Bay Cafe (with Dad, then with Tiff and Miguel), 3.5 hour traffic ride to Elk Grove, kick-ass BBQ all day and night at James’ pad (carne, dick chicken, Kat cosmos, mmmm), crashed at James’ pad.

Sunday: Breakfast at Coffee Plantation (EG), Mom picked up, checked out her new place, train to Emeryville, Dad picked up, took Dad’s car to Sports Basement and Safeway, salmon and wine @ Tiff and Miguel’s for dinner party, to Jeanine and Isaiah’s to crash with amazing Twin Peaks view.

Monday: Drove to old hood in Inner Sunset, burritos at Ocean Beach, walked on beach, Bitter End (closed), Green Apple Books, Legion of Honor (closed), Crissy Field for dog watching, meet Dad for House of Nanking (fantastic), fortune cat in Chinatown, make fun of Crepes ‘n Curry, happy hour at One Market (martinis) and Royal Exchange with Tim, Ben, Enoch and posse, BART to Oakland, Scrabble (and pie and champagne) with Dad, sleep at Enoch’s, plane, fly back East.


View SF Trip album

View Thisty Bear album

View Sarah and Jane’s wedding album (my version, of course)

View James’ BBQ photos

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1 response so far ↓

  • 1 Debbie Dakins // Aug 20, 2004 at 4:01 pm

    Gabe and Jen, What a great road trip! And how glad I am that we were able to spend time with you at Jane & Sarah’s wedding. It was great to see you both and catch up. Love the blog!