I Have been everywhere!
Everywhere but here sitting at my computer blogging.
I took a much needed break (from the heat in the midwest)
to celebrate our 30th Anniversary!!!
If that isn't a good excuse to get away....
Mr. Beaux took me on a fantastic trip out West
where we retraced our honeymoon way back in 1982.
We started our trip by dropping Miss Beaux off
in Southern California where she stayed
with my sister
and had her own vacay at the beach for a week.
Mr. Beaux and I headed up to San Francisco and stayed at the Fairmont on Nob Hill (Not where we stayed on our honeymoon but it's OK by me to upgrade *wink*)
The Fairmont is such an Iconic Hotel.
After surviving the 1906 earthquake with all of it's gorgeous marble pillars to support it, she finally succumb to fire 24 hours later. Julia Morgan, the first woman graduate of the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris took over the job of the restoration. After a short 12 months it was up and running and soon became the Posh place in the city to stay, dine and dance the night away.
I certainly felt special staying here.
How stunning is this room?
"What Mr. Beaux? A SUITE??? How sweeeeeet"
The view was spectacular
and the suite came with complementary room service for breakfast!!!
I felt VERY spoiled!
We sneaked (snuck?) into the Gold Ballroom
and took a few photos.
This is where they would hold regular Saturday
night dinner and dancing.
Sigh, just gorgeousness!
The pillars are the original marble pillars from 1906.
Don't you want to sink into those crushed velvet sofas?
More of the Lobby.
We did make it out of the Hotel, I promise. Here we are on our Anniversary night. I set the camera on auto and jumped into this picture. We had so much fun eating at the Quirky Tonga room at the hotel the first night, a great restaurant on the Wharf the next and fancy French dining on our anniversary.
We always try to visit places that we haven't seen yet so we headed to the Haight Ashbury district and walked around for a bit.
Want to try on the largest Tye Dye T-shirt ever?
This was the cool ceiling at the same store.
Does this look familiar to anyone?
Yep, this is where they filmed the opening scene of Full House.
Across the street is the park where they have the picnic.
I thought that I would be the only Goofball who would sit here and take pictures. But as you can see, everyone had a camera and was snapping away. Guess I'm not such an original after all.
There were so many pretty "Painted Ladies".
Don't you love all the detail?
As much fun as we had I can only spend about three days in a big city before I am itching to stretch out. SO, we headed down the coast to Monterey and Carmel for the next part of our trip. I'm excited to show you the Bed and Breakfast where we stayed so come back tomorrow for the follow up post.
Also, besides all of the traveling I have done I have been working very hard on my bathroom and basement remodeling project for my client. I hope to have some photos up this week to show you the progress.
Until Next Time,