After a long flight (estimated 18 - 20 hours, sorry I wasn't really counting!) with a short transit in Hong Kong, we've finally arrived!!
It's USA Friday 21.08.2009 - night time.
We had a really, really, really, really, really.... long wait at the customs!! OMG! I was tired from being cramped up in economy class and I had to stand for a really long time just to clear the customs! Too slow!
As soon as we got our luggages at the airport, we hopped unto a yellow taxi and headed to Bush and Powell Street in downtown San Francisco where we stayed at the Orchard Hotel. It's a really LOVELY (I betcha Sarah and Gloria are laughing at this word :P) boutique hotel. It's good enough for Dave and myself and I find it really comfy!
We woke up at 6am!!!
We were really jet-lagged!
So we got out really early at 7.30am for breakfast back at Lori's Diner again!
They opened at 10am! So by the time we were done, it was close to 10.30am!! Yikes! We were really late!
We rushed back to the hotel by brisk walking and got there by 10.35am and saw Sarah sitting in the hotel lobby. Yikes! Sorry about that Sarah babe!
We dropped off our stuff at the room and came back down with a meeting gift for Sarah and Gloria - a jar of yummy Ya Kun Kaya (it's like coconut/egg jam).
We were greeted by their beautiful Schnauzer (did I spell that right?) pups - Maui and Hilo! Boy were they excited and they were generous with their puppy kisses! I'm really sure Daren would have loved to hug them both!
First stop for us - Scrapbook Territory!
Dave was NOT surprised.
We headed to Berkeley area just outside of San Francisco via the Bay Bridge. Sarah and Gloria decided that we should work from outside and back inwards towards SF!
And here we are:Clear evidence of our buys! I swear I didn't really buy as much and went overtly crazy in there! But I think I bought enough to help Sarah gain a 5% off her future purchases. *winks to Sarah*
Next stop - TeaCake Bake Shop @ Bay Street Mall. Emeryville, CA
I was swooning to Sarah time and again via email and on her blog comments how I wished I could sample the yummilicious cupcakes that she had "advertised" on her blog! And boy did she and Gloria brought us to try the yummy cupcakes!
Here are some pics to share:
The ones in Singapore doesn't even come close!
And here we are at Ocean Beach!
It was freezing cold!!! We had a ball of a time to see Maui and Hilo run through the sand and having lotsa fun!
The waves were strong and "high" and the wind was really blowing really cold! I was freezing and had to have the hood of my sweater over my head to keep warm!
A great lovely shot of Sarah and myself! Great for the scrapbook pages!
Look at the huge waves!
Gloria and Sarah drove us up a little higher to see the Ocean Beach from a vantage point.
We hopped off and took some more pics!
And away we go..... to more interesting places to see.