California Knows How to Party…

For my husband and I, an invitation to a wedding is a great excuse to travel and when we received one for a wedding in California there was no saying no! Especially in San Francisco and if you’re going to go to California ya might as well make it a vacation.

When I booked the flight I did something I normally would never do, I booked a flight that arrived 3 hours and 15 minutes before the wedding. So any significant flying delays and we would probably miss the wedding. It created a bit of anxiety but since it saved us one hotel room night in San Francisco it made sense. Luckily our flight left on time and we were flying along as a scheduled until we were disrupted from watching a movie by a woman screaming “Is there a doctor on board!!!!”   There was some commotion and luckily there was a doctor on the plane. Up to this point on the flight, I had gathered that the woman next to me was a HOT mess. She was friendly and talkative but she had already gotten in trouble with the flight attendant for bringing her own spiced rum bottles on the plane. PSA: it’s a violation of FAA rules to drink your own alcohol on the plane. So when the commotion began, this woman was very interested in seeing what was going on. She was leaning so far into the aisle that when the flight attendant was going back and forth with a medical kit and oxygen tanks, she was completely blocking the flight attendant. I literally grabbed her and pulled her back into our aisle I said “you gotta get out of the way!” At this point we had no idea what was going on with the passenger who needed medical attention. And this hot mess of a woman had no self awareness to make sure she didn’t add to the problem. It was baffling. Luckily the man was fine and by the end of flight he walked himself off the plane and was being checked out by paramedics.  He had apparently fainted and was much better by the time we landed and we made it to the wedding on time! The wedding was absolutely gorgeous! We had about an hour and a half to get ready and head down to the wedding.

The wedding was for one of my husbands college roommates who had moved to San Francisco after college. So we only knew one other couple at the wedding so we quickly made friends with everyone at our table. Table nineteen represent!!! It was a great night and everyone was super friendly and somehow we partied like rockstars till 2am PST!!! We paid for it dearly the next day.

The following day we had planned to meet up with friends from San Diego and hike Muir Woods. Which happens to be on my 40 before 40 list – woot woot! I woke up feeling okay but was definitely hungover from the festivities. So we went to the morning after breakfast- which was delicious!! Our friends from San Diego we’re going to be a bit so we walked around fisherman wharf and met them at a restaurant to eat lunch before our hike. I still wasn’t feeling great but knew I could pull it together. We finished up lunch and headed out. So the thing about me is that I get horribly car sick. Being hungover and sitting in the back of car on the very winding roads. I almost lost my lunch. It was awful. IMG_3522It took about ten minutes into the hike for me to finally feel like I wasn’t going to lose it. But there is nothing like a good nature walk to cure your motion sickness and hangover. It was a gorgeous day and the woods were exquisite:


After we headed back to San Francisco cleaned up and then headed to one of the best Thai places I have ever been to. (Excluding when I travels to Thailand but it was close!) We took a walk and headed back to the hotel for some much needed zzzzz’s.

We spent the next day in San Francisco. I dragged my hubby out for a run to the Golden Gate Bridge it was glorious! The skies were clear and the temperature was perfect. We ubered back to the hotel to get ready and meet our friends for an awesome breakfast.

We then did something I thought I would never do and we tried out Escape the Room.  It was a lot more fun than I expected and of course the women were better than the men. We walked all around San Francisco, watched the Eagles win and had  a low key night of dinner and drinks and then made plans to head to Sonoma the following day… to be continued..

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