October 10, 2012 by Janna Roznos
As much as I enjoy vacations, traveling and visiting new places and familiar ones, I do love coming home. I think being away makes me appreciate the comforts and familiarity of home so much more.
I had planned on posting the last few pictures of our trip right when we got back, but instead I unpacked, did laundry and walked my dog and eased myself back into a routine. So now, as my life has quieted down – just a bit, I have just one last post about our trip.
Ultimately, our trip to San Francisco was solely for WhiskeyFest. DH’s beverage of choice. Me? Whiskey is not my favorite but I will go to this event because it is fun and informative and DH went with me to Britex Fabrics so I am returning the favor.
This is our third year of attending this event and each year it gets better and better. It is sort of like wine tasting, but with Scottish accents, men in kilts and really good food.
We sat in on several seminars:
Sipped a variety of whiskeys:
Honestly, I can’t get pass the peaty aroma. The smell of peat is okay traveling through Scotland, but in a glass . . . it is a tough one for me.
We spent our last day in San Francisco riding the cable car to Fisherman’s Wharf.
As we stood in line the Marine Band serenaded the crowd.
It was Fleet Week so there were LOTS of people in the city, particularly Fisherman’s Wharf.
We dined on cracked crab for lunch.
No ‘before picture’ just the empty carcass of my tasty lunch.
We watched several Segway tours go by.
At first glance, this looks like it would be fun, but they make them travel in a group (or a’ pod’ would be a better term) and they move very, very slow. I think it would be easier just to walk.
The rigging on one of the old ships at Hyde Pier.
The ever present and ever loud seals at Pier 39.
And, my sketches. I decided NOT to draw faces and try and draw buildings instead, which was a different challenge for me.
When we got home, we had a HUGE pile of mail and in it was the Burda Special Style Magazine. Yep! I’m taking this as an omen to get back to sewing.