Monday, November 28, 2011

A park, pizza and falling in love with a city.

On Sunday, after a few days of fighting colds, stuffing our faces with turkey and saying goodbye to my parents and sister, my brother, Chris, Meredith and I headed into the city to have ourselves a perfectly touristy day. It did not disappoint. We started by picking up pizza from Pizzeria Delfina in Pacific Heights. We then drove over the Alamo Square Park, parked the car and braved the hills to find the perfect picnic spot.The perfect spot? A sunny, grassy spot overlooking the Painted Ladies.
Of course all we talked about was Full House. Right? Can you think of anything else when you see those houses? As we debated filming our own intro video (we didn't) we enjoyed the best pizza I've ever had (for real!). I had the prosciutto pie and it was seriously delicious.
After lunch, we drove to the actual Full House home not to far away. 1709 Broderick St, in case you were wondering. We snapped a few pictures and headed toward the crookedest street in the world, Lombard St between Hyde and Leavenworth Streets. It was great, though I find going down the hill at the intersection of Divisadero and Broadway to be even crazier.
After our crazy drive, we headed for Ghiradelli Square. We weren't quite ready for ice cream and chocolate so we roamed about, eventually walking out on Fort Mason pier which had amazing views of the bay and Alcatraz. After our long walk, we had worked up an appetite and headed for Ghiradelli Square for ice cream.

Tired and full, we returned to our car to head home a little more in love with this fantastic city.


colleen said...

this all looks so wonderful - and i love your outfit!

Adrienne said...

Love the shots of Mere and Joe ~ It seems there's an easy love affair with her uncle blossoming!

Jodi Ann said...

Those are beautiful photos!! I have yet to go down the crooked street or visit the Full House home.

Claire {Beaktweets} said...

thanks, colleen!

adrienne, she certainly does love him :)

jodi, you've gotta! it just feels so perfectly cliche :)

basebell6 said...

as soon as i saw the thumbnail of this post in my blogger dashboard i was thinking "FULL HOUSE!!!!!" true signs we are both children of the 80's! :)

looks like a great time!

al said...

I love your outfit!
and this is all so incredible. ya'll are lucky to call that place home!

Claire {Beaktweets} said...

@baseball, seriously. i lived on full house.

@al, thanks!

Bridget said...

these pictures are awesome, claire.

and when i see those houses i can't help but go...
"whatever happened to predictability... the milkman the paperboy... evening Tv..."

Michelle {lovely little things} said...

What a fun day, I've always wanted to find the full house spot!

Em {orange + barrel} said...

Yum!!!!!! I love Delfina! It has a special place in my heart.

jordy liz said...

so beautiful! and so very happy for your family in your new home. you're so close!

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