San Fran Day 2
Traveling while sick is the absolute worst (which was me)! Making the most of your time in a new city is essential for enjoying yourself and forgetting that you’re sick in the first place!
Most of our second day in SF was rainy (glad I packed an umbrella). The first thing we did was eat breakfast at a place called Honey Honey Café & Crepery, which had normal breakfast food … yet the line was literally out the door. We just wanted to eat so we waited in line for about 15 minutes.
To keep up with the trip's motto: “We need to get there before sundown!” after breakfast we walked from the café to the Ashurbanipal Statue which was commissioned in 1988 by the Assyrian Foundation and sculpted by an Assyrian man named Fred Parhad! Coming to SF I knew I had to see this statue because of its personal importance.
The tablet in the ancient king’s hand reads, "Peace unto heaven and earth, Peace unto countries and cities, Peace unto the dwellers in all lands."
To learn more about the statue click here.
When we first got to the statue, construction equipment was parked right next to his royalty. The worker noticed people other than my sister and I taking pictures and quickly moved the structure so as to not photobomb our pics!
After we took as many pictures as we wanted (we took a lot, or at least I did), we made our way to Pier 1 to check out the market. I made a quick detour for coffee with a friend and met my sister at the pier.
My Lyft driver to Pier 1 was the absolute coolest! A Belgian chocolatier who lives in SF during winter (goals). We talked about everything from my first time in Brussels to him living in San Fran. I wanted to ask for his Instagram when he dropped me off, but thought that might not be kosher (ew I hate when people say that, yet I just did …). What do you think? Should I have asked for his insta or something? Maybe he'll be my driver again the next time I'm in SF (eye roll). One of my friend's said I should've given my business card. I def was not thinking. Oh well ...
Next up was the Dragon’s Gate in Chinatown. I def recommend it! Also, walk through the streets of Chinatown and look at the shops, even if you won't buy anything! Not much else to do and I didn’t try the food so no recs there!
We couldn’t decide if we wanted to go to Clarion Alley specifically or just explore Mission District. Art was ultimately the winner, so we decided to check out the famous alley covered with graffiti.
We ended the night by checking out of our hotel and driving to Turlock for my friend's wedding. Do you guys want a rundown of the wedding? Let me know!