Our third day in SF, we started out with an 8:15 cruise to Alcatraz. This was actually one of my most favorite parts of the trip. It’s about a fifteen minute ferry ride over there, and we spent a good hour and a half doing the audio tour through the prison and exploring. After our tour, we walked over to Chinatown. We went to the Golden Gate Cookie Factory, made our own messages to put into cookies (for $1!! I made a sweet message for Sheffield that he can get when he can read), and had the best chicken fried rice and egg rolls ever. They had a ton of dim sum places, but they were really really intimidating, and I’d really just want to go with someone who knew what they were doing. After lunch we ubered down to the Castro District. I really just wanted to see the rainbow sidewalks and get a penis cookie at Hot Cookie. There wasn’t much to do around there, so we Uber’d back to the hotel and found Original Joe’s Italian for dinner in North Beach. While we were not impressed at all with the service (the guy literally didn’t come back to our table for forty minutes, and then as we were leaving had the cajones to come up to us and say, “guess I blew that one, huh?”), my veal marsala and red wine were fantastic.
We didn’t really want to do anything too crazy on the fourth day since on our last day we would be spending all day in Napa. So we just kind of took it easy. We went and saw the sea lions again (they were my sister’s favorite), and got some Trish’s Mini Donuts on Pier 39 for breakfast. After breakfast, we just sort of walked around aimlessly, saw some really fun cable cars, then we went up to see the Painted Ladies – made famous by the Full House opening. Buyers beware – there really is nothing else to do in this area. We went, took some pictures and immediately ubered back to Fisherman’s Wharf. Since my sister had never had In N Out burger, that’s where we decided we needed to go for lunch. After lunch, we headed to Trader Joe’s to get some wine and snacks and honestly just kind of chilled out for the rest of the afternoon.
We again just vegged out and watched some trash TV that night. We ordered in some salads and some cheese bread from a local pizza joint and just rested up for our last day. In all honesty, we probably didn’t need that fourth day – but it was fun to just be able to have a relaxation day on our vacation.