Whitney lived in San Francisco for a summer a few years back for an internship (I was in LA that summer and visited him a few times), so this trip he decided we should stay stay outside the city in Tiburon (it was cheaper too). Before checking into our hotel, we stopped in Sausalito to eat lunch and browse the shops, as well as see the Bay Model, which is a to-scale, working hydraulic model of the bay area (you can read about it here). Whitney, being an engineer, was very excited about that last part.
29/365. Burgers for lunch in Sausalito (needed a little break from seafood). I got the “California Burger” which had slices of bacon and avocado.
Above I’m wearing my “new” wool Rachel Zoe coat that I am in love with and found at the thrift store here. I also ended up wearing these boots the entire trip, as they were the warmest shoes I brought (though the weather was surprisingly warm..er and sunny for San Francisco the few days we were there). I have been searching for the perfect faux leather jacket and found a great one at a shop in Sausalito, but it had a tear in one of the pockets. I am upset that I didn’t get it anyway and use it as an excuse to start on my whole “learn to sew” resolution! By the way, I have no idea why the water looks so different in each of my photos of the bay. :p
The Bay Model was built decades ago (before computers) by engineers, who actually poured water into the model to see how areas of San Francisco and the rest of the bay area would be affected. Whitney enjoyed it (as you can see above).
That night we checked into our very nice hotel that Whitney reserved for us, enjoyed happy hour at their bar, grabbed some yummy sushi for dinner (which we haven’t done in so long!), and watched a movie in our hotel room. Being that it’s off-season, everything around our hotel closed pretty early, but we didn’t mind having another relaxing night (with some boxed wine no doubt ;p).
Next up, the last of our mini-honeymoon!
P.S. Happy Valentine’s day! It’s also Kipling’s 2nd birthday (I can’t believe my baby girl is already that old)! We’ve never done anything crazy to celebrate Valentine’s day, but we’ll probably go out for a nice dinner, and I’m planning on baking something sweet. I’m also going to try my hand at baking a dog-friendly birthday cake for my baby girl (I’ll tell you how it goes)! 🙂
Kipling when we brought her home at 6 weeks old. 🙂