Thursday, September 17, 2015

Really Random Thursday, 9/17/15

Welcome to the middle of September.

The air here in Fresno is finally clearer, breezy and a bit cooler. We actually had a bit of rain and it cleansed the air. Last week this was my windshield, covered with soot. Horrible air quality.
The week before, Mark and I went to San Francisco, where the weather was sheer perfection. We went to spend the day with two couples from Minnesota--they all went to the same small high school in southern Minnesota, and because I have attended several of Mark's high school reunions, I already knew one of the couples too.

We stayed in a little boutique hotel, basically an older hotel which has been updated and modernized. I felt right at home, as the main accent color was orange. They gave us a goody bag when we checked in--water, bars, chips, and a bottle of sangria!

This is what I brought along (my tote bag, ipad, and hand sewing pouch). See what I mean about feeling right at home? #orangelover
We met our friends at their hotel on Nob Hill. Loved these cushions in the lobby.

We had tickets to Beach Blanket Babylon (which I highly recommend) and it was close enough that we could walk.
 We stopped at the cable car museum on the way (also highly recommended). It is free, and you can see the cables actually working in the wheelhouse.
They have a couple of vintage cable cars, one of them with the number 54, Mark's football number. So naturally, a picture was in order.
While waiting in line for the doors to open to the show, I saw this in a window. Our son's name is Aaron, so naturally I texted this to him. And he texted back, "I approve this message." Haha.
This was on the wall of the bar across the street from the theater.
 We had someone snap a picture after the show. That bright guy in the background is actually a statue of the founder of Beach Blanket Babylon.
Then we went to a great Italian restaurant, Calzones.
And I ordered roasted cauliflower. Yum.
It was kind of weird traveling on the new Bay Bridge, with parts of the old bridge still in the water.

My San Francisco purchases: a great duvet from IKEA that was on sale which will make a perfect quilt backing, and a new mug from Starbucks. It's a great size and I've been using it every morning.
So I guess we're all caught up.

Oh wait. We bought a bag of these because, um, really? Biscuits and gravy potato chips?
Oh, and this warms my heart. A future scrappy quilter. At this point she mostly loves grabbing handfuls of scraps and throwing them over her shoulder. But, hey, it's a start.
Your turn.


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Needled Mom said... #

It looks like the weather was perfect in SF too. That ash air is so dreadful and I heard that the fire's air can be seen all the way to Kansas.

Love the upcoming little "scrap-er".

The Joyful Quilter said... #

LOVE your ORANGE photo and that IKEA duvet for a quilt back!!

Carla said... #

I can't even remember being in San Fran it's been so long. Lucky you to get away. Next week Bliss and I go about an hour away for his eye surgery. Not exactly the romantic weekend I'd like ; )
Love the little quilter to be

Anne / Springleaf Studios said... #

Sounds like you had a great time. Don't know about those chips though.