San Francisco: Friday

Oysters at the Blue Mermaid Chowder House.

I feel like I am so far behind, everyone is posting their great updates on the past weekend with the 1st Annual Foodbuzz Blogger Festival (like Oldways Table ,High/Low Food/Drink, A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa and a gazillion more… ), and I have only made it through Friday, and not even to the actual event, only the things Peter and I did before it. So I figured I would start there.

This for me was a weekend where i would again open up myself to the food world. Before I met Peter, I was a basic meat and potatoes girl with a few other exceptions. After Peter, I started trying things instantly. I would have him order my meals when we went out, surprising me with so many new and wonderful foods. Now that I have broaden my food horizon considerably, I have fallen back into the routine of not trying anything because ‘I don’t like it’ when really, I hadn’t tried it since my tastes have changed. So I decided that this blogger fest I would be open to try anything and everything (within reason, insects and organ meats would have to wait). Even simple things like raw tomatoes, which I have never liked. I apparently do now. Go figure. :)

This post and the few after it will have an enormous amount of photographs as I have a hard time limiting myself when it comes to new places, foods, and people.

Peter and me on the plane:

Since we came in early Friday morning, we decided to walk from our hotel to the Fisherman’s Wharf checking out everything in between. Here is the beautiful Ferry Building behind the hotel:

In the Ferry Building:

Morning Coffee and pastries (I normally don’t like anything in my pastry, but I tried a sweet cream one and a chocolate filled one… yum!)

Behind the Ferry Building:

The amazing Bay Bridge (I have entirely too many pictures of this thing):

So, my favorite animals are pinnipeds. Hence the millions of pics of them :)

People watching pinnipeds:

Then a guy came by with a stick to scare them off the docks:

This guy REALLY didn’t want to go:

A bit more up the road was the famous Pier 39 and the thousand or so pinnipeds piled high:

Oh look over there, Alcatraz hiding in the fog:

So is San Francisco:

It rained a bit on us, but not too bad (Fisherman’s Wharf area):

After a short snack at the Blue Mermaid, we hopped on the trolley to hit China Town for some dim sum:

China Town:

After our wonderful lunch, we walked back to the hotel:

Next up – Friday evening and the official beginning of the FoodBuzz Blogger Festival!


  1. Peter G says:

    Wow! These are stunning images! Very impressive! I love the post processing on these as well! It was great to meet both of you over the weekend…

  2. Nate says:

    Oh you guys have such marvelous images of SF. You really make me miss my City by the Bay. Looking forward to seeing your images of the Festival!

  3. Karohemd says:

    What a wonderful set of images. You really have the eye. Thank you.

  4. Greg D says:

    Wow…..I already love SF, but you took some great pictures!!! Awesome, well done! :)

  5. Peter says:

    Fabulous pics from a great city. No need in convincing any of us that you had a great time!

  6. Alison says:

    Wow, you take some amazing photographs! Wish we could have met. Definitely next time!

    - Alison

  7. WOW!!! Beautiful job you guys! I love all your photos!

  8. That seagull shot is so awesome. Totally stands out! You guys really rocked the city!

  9. Joan Nova says:

    Not everyone has posted. ..I’m thinking I’ll get mine up by the weekend. It was so nice to spend time with my fellow Floridan bloggers and I look forward to your posts for the remainder of the festival. Christy – I learned so much about photography by just looking at your photos. I’m almost embarrassed to publish mine. Almost.

  10. Nick says:

    love how this post is mainly pictures.
    They do tell a great story all on their own

  11. It was a pleasure to meet you both at the festival and share a table with you. Giz and I were at Pier 39 that very morning…my photos are certainly not nearly as stunning.

  12. Martica says:

    Beautiful pics!

  13. Jay says:

    Beautiful photos.