Friday, February 19, 2010

Weekend in SF

We flew to San Francisco on Friday afternoon to spend the weekend there. We were there mainly for a surprise birthday party and reunion for my mom's oldest brother, Solomon.

Our flight was delayed by almost two hours, which really stunk, because it only takes an hour to fly to San Francisco from here. We left for the airport at 10:45am for our flight, and didn't get to the SF airport until 4pm. What a time suck. We could have almost driven there!

It was our very first experience flying on Virgin America.
They have beautiful new planes with psychedelic pink/purple lighting inside. Every seat has its own entertainment system with TV, movies, music, even video games and a remote control. It was pretty awesome. The plane also had wireless internet. I was going to try it out, but it wasn't free, so I refrained.

We took a cab from the airport to our hotel. Checked in and rested for about an hour, then went out to find some dinner. We stayed right at Fisherman's Wharf. We found an old family owned restaurant called Scoma's that was only a three minute walk from our hotel.

It was right on the dock at Pier 43 and they have their own fishing boats come in with fresh catches!
Come to find out, it is Dungeness Crab season in San Francisco. They catch the crab in the local waters there and serve them completely fresh.

Todd ate a local prized fish called petrale.

I had the famous Lazy Man's Cioppino, whereby they take out the crab meat from the shell and put it in the cioppino, so I don't have to do any work!  There were also a ton of fish, shrimp, and clams in there.
It could not have been yummier. But the portion was huge and I had to leave a bunch of it behind since we were staying at a hotel. I was sad.

After dinner, we retired to our room to read, watch TV, and relax after a long day of traveling.


  1. The airplane sounds really interesting. I like it when you have your own entertainment system, but it is not much worth when you have to wait to board and get away.
    So fun to see pics from SF! Not long ago we walked Pier 39. :) Your meals look delicious, love fresh seafood!

  2. Bummer on the flight delay. Your food looks yummy.


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