Sunday August 8, 2004
I have returned from a fun-filled weekend up in the Bay Area. We left late on Friday in two cars and didn’t arrive at our Uncle/Aunt’s house in Los Altos until around 1 in the morning.
Woke up the next day at around 8, left the house at 9:30, and made it into San Francisco and found parking by Haight street at about 10:30. Luckily for us though, none of the stores were open until 11. All of us (6 of us cousins) walked around the streets until then, and then slowly went into all of the clothing stores looking for clothes and shoes. Nathan kept screaming for his lovely Diesel jeans that he never found, and I splurged on some Onitsuka Tigers, as did Ivy-league bound Audrey, and thinks-she’s-black-but-is-really-half-white Laura got a blouse and slippers.
We then took a trip over to Little Tokyo for crepes at Sophie’s Crepes, which Jennie had been hyping up during the whole goddamn trip and kept telling us were the best crepes ever. They use some special mixture and you can actually watch them make it in the store window, plus you can get their gelato ice cream inside the crepes. Really good stuff.
Then we did the touristy stuff - drive up Lombard, drive through Little Italy and then along the wharf. Lots of new stuff seemed to be by the wharf since the last time I went, which must have been a few years ago. The streets were packed and a lot of new developments were going up on Fisherman’s Wharf.
Last we headed over to Castro just out of curiosity, and lo and behold, right on the first block of the famed Castro disctrict, we see Nathan’s Diesel store. I couldn’t stop cracking up for a good five minutes. He didn’t even want to pull over to go in when he was already wearing Diesel’s. Nothing like having his favorite brand associated with an area of San Francisco named after Cuba’s famous dictator. Oh yeah, and something to do with the homosexuals in that area too. =P
That was pretty much the fun part of our trip. I’d go into way more detail, but it’s just a bunch of stupid inside jokes. I’ll post more later if anything else pops into my head.