Tuesday, June 01, 2010

The 49 Mile Drive Again

When my husband and I were in San Francisco in February, we drove the iconic 49 Mile Drive round San Francisco.  It’s well worth doing for the amazing views alone, but also for how it allows you to discover the parts of San Francisco tourists usually miss.  We drove it slightly differently this time, and as our son was seriously into taking photographs for his college work we did not get as far, but we still thoroughly enjoyed our day.  To see my previous blog posts on the amazing 49 Mile Drive, please click here, here and here.

Today we spent more time at the Ferry Buildings, and had a lovely lunch at the Market Bar.  The weather was so good we sat outside, and it was so nice to see the sunshine!  Its cosmopolitan atmosphere reminded me of our sidewalk cafes in Europe and the food was just wonderful.  We also drove through the Presidio and got some fabulous views of the Golden Gate Bridge. 

We had our evening meal at our son’s favourite restaurant in the whole world (and he has eaten in a lot of them!) Harris’, located on Van Ness Avenue (at Pacific).  We are no relation to the owners (honest!) but we do love their steaks.  It’s definitely the sort of place you go for a treat as it is quite pricey, but the food is superb.  My husband and I had a Shrimp Bisque to start and our son had his favourite French Onion Soup. Main course for my husband and son was fillet mignon and I had my favourite Steak Diane.  We all shared a Chocolate and Guinness cake for dessert and it was one of the nicest chocolate cakes I have ever eaten.  Some clever soul had even invented Guinness ice cream to go with it!  Whoever would have thought that Irish beer and chocolate made such a divine combination! 

All in all we had a lovely day, and are looking forward to another family day together tomorrow! 

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