We’ve been struggling with our kids lately. While Reece isn’t actually behaving too badly, his normal 4-year-old actions combined with Emme screaming about everything is enough to drive mommy over the edge. Let’s just say Emme isn’t the only one doing a lot of screaming and it’s not something I’m proud of.
My in laws very kindly offered to watch the kids all weekend long so we could have a much needed break. Lucky for them, the kids tend to behave better for others, so hopefully the weekend wasn’t too hard on them.
Doug and I decided to stay home and enjoy a nice, quiet house, but also take advantage of the opportunity and do some things that are a lot more complicated and a lot less pleasant when you have wee ones tagging along. Enjoying a day in San Francisco was at the top of our list.
That’s where we headed on Saturday, with a few specific places in mind we knew we wanted to see, starting with the painted ladies, also known as the Full House houses.
I’ve always wanted to see these, but for some reason never bothered to find out where they were. It was fun to see them in person and they’re right across from Alamo Park, which was nice to walk around.
After that we headed over to Baker Beach, which I always see in pictures, but had never actually been to.
We were lucky that it was such a gorgeous day and the view is just beautiful. Definitely a must see.
Didn’t realize it was a nude beach, though, and while there were mostly clothed people with children and dogs, there were at least a few people letting it all hang out in the ocean breeze.
We also walked through an old war battery that was off a pathway near the beach. San Francisco is full of these and they’re kind of neat to walk around.
We followed a path off the beach and into the surrounding neighborhoods, checking out the mansions. It’s hard to believe that some people get to enjoy this amazing view every day.
After that we drove over to the Lands End trailhead and walked down to see the labyrinth. I didn’t get a great picture of it, so I’m borrowing this one.
We also had someone take our only couple picture that day that isn’t a selfie.
After that little hike, we headed down to the Marina to grab a late lunch and enjoyed drinks and small plates at Delarosa.
We walked around the Marina a bit, then drove off to have some fun at a mini park in Bernal Heights, which has nothing besides a pair of slides. So we had some fun with that, check it out. 🙂
Then we snapped a selfie before heading in to enjoy wine and clam chowder at the bar because you can’t go to San Francisco without having a little clam chowder.
Sunday we spent sleeping in, enjoying coffee and the newspaper in bed and made a good breakfast. We mostly just enjoyed the quiet of being at home, but I did get in a Pilates workout and then later Doug and I went for a 2-mile run together.
We ended our weekend finishing up the last two episodes of Breaking Bad and then got out of the house for some Thai food to lift our spirits after such a depressing show (a good show, but you always need to do or see something happy after).
It was a very nice weekend together and last night we found ourselves missing the kids. I’m eager to see them today and hopefully will be rejuvenated enough to take on Emme’s screaming without screaming myself.
I’m linking this post up with the Marvelous in My Monday Linkup.
How did you enjoy your weekend?
Any tips on how to not go crazy with a screaming toddler are very much welcome!