30
Jun
05

Weekend Itinerary

Blaine and his lady friend Casey are spending the long weekend in the Bay Area. Here is what Julie has in store:

Thursday
Hitch hike home from Oakland
Reunion with Soulmate (who’s now officially imprisoned after his last escape attempt)
Official welcome dog mauling, and ceremonial shot of bourbon
Goodnight licks from all animals in the house (including Brent, depending on number of welcome shots)

Friday
8:00 am Awake to a bright and glorious day in humidity-free San Francisco! (see weather for the week below)
Run at Crissy Field (on the beach) or Golden Gate Park
*July 1 is Brent’s official “back in the game 20 minute run, if you want to use that as a warm-up, Fool…and pity him*
Breakfast at Rose’s or Kate’s Kitchen (depending on running venue)
*The Barbie will be available to you all morning should you need it*
12:00-1:00 Brent and I both wrap up work and the long weekend begins!
2:00-5:00 Official City tour, culminating in beverages at Top of the Mark (fog pending)
6:00 Happy Hour at Mecca (Fool, do not deny them any longer — this is where you can just drape yourself in that rainbow flag, and wave it all night long!)
8:30-9:00 Dinner at hot, new neighborhood joint RNM http://www.rnmrestaurant.com/ (flags also welcome here)

Saturday
It’s the “fill them full of liquor, then ask them to get up and go wine tasting plan!”
9:00 Farmer’s Market at the Ferry Building (eggs, crab cakes and meat friends for breakfast, mmm mmm)
10:30 Head up to the wine country
11:30 Kick-off the day (and heal that hang over) with some champagne at Gloria Ferrar (compliments of Mr. Pity)
1:00 Private tasting at Acacia
2:30ish Buena Vista, Bartholomew Park, Ravenswood
3:30-4 Gundlach Bundschu (grab a bottle of Temparillo and hang by the lake)
5:30 Head back to the city
8:00-8:30 Dinner at Firecracker http://sanfrancisco.citysearch.com/profile/889406/san_francisco_ca/firecracker.html

Sunday
Another humidity-free day in SF!
AM Hike at Mt. Tam or Point Reyes
PM Remainder of City Tour
8:00 ish Dinner at Blue Plate http://www.blueplatesf.com/ or Tsunami Sushi & Sake Bar http://sanfrancisco.citysearch.com/profile/35188398/san_francisco_ca/tsunami.html or Zuni http://sanfrancisco.citysearch.com/profile/863427/san_francisco_ca/zuni_cafe.html (you all choose, and get back to me today so I can make reservations!)

Monday
Who smells baseball???
OK, pre-game breakfast sponge
12:00 Pre-game beverage at Paragon or MoMos
1:05 The Bond-less, 4th Place Giants take on your Cincinnati Reds! Catch up on a little Barry news prior to the game http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20050621&content_id=1099272&vkey=news_sf&fext=.jsp&c_id=sf. Well, at least he’s coaching http://sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/news/article.jsp?ymd=20050622&content_id=1100696&vkey=news_sf&fext=.jsp&c_id=sf (for the love of Pete, shoot him full of cortisone and let’s go!)
5:00 Begin cook out prep and additional game-day beverage consumption! (flag of choice, Blaine, flag of choice

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1 Response to “Weekend Itinerary”


  1. 1 Mrs. AFP
    July 1, 2005 at 1:42 pm

    Damn short-cut keys. I must already be drunk.


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