Monday, September 1, 2008

"Spur of the moment" at its worst

Most of you know, Paul and I are such "spur of the moment" type of people. So "spur of the moment" that on Saturday after Paul got home from work and starting to think of what the heck to do (which was around 2pm), we got a hair up our ass you know what that we thought, "Hey, let's rent a car and drive to Vegas!!" We were so serious that we started looking up rental cars and called my sister/brother-in-law to see if they wanted to come with us (cause it would be cheaper to split the cost). We were so excited about our "last minute trip" idea! However, we didn't take into consideration that the rental places may be closed. Every place we looked up...CLOSED! (You may be wondering "Why not drive your own car?", right??!! Well, for the fact that my car now has over 101k miles and Paul's is almost to 100k is why we rent cars all the time.) So, I'm sure you can imagine how bummed we were and Paul kept saying the rest of the day "We would be in Vegas right now if only I thought about this last night".
So later that night, I told Paul that we had better start figuring out what we would do for Sunday. I didn't want another "Vegas bust" trip idea again. So Sunday morning came and we were back to looking on the internet for ideas. Nothing seemed to appeal to Paul. I mentioned Tilden Park, Monterey, Mendocino. Heck, we even almost went to Reno for the BBQ cook-off but no one had hotels available at a reasonable price. Gee, I wonder why?! Why the heck do we have to be so spur of the moment?? It sometimes works against us. We need to start planning ahead for holiday weekends like this so we don't spend it twiddling our thumbs.

So anyway, we decided to just jump in the car and drive. We attempted Tilden Park but because we've never been there and didn't look for directions, just in case, we didn't find our way there. So we jumped back onto the freeway and found ourselves at Jack London Square to take the ferry to Pier 39. It was a nice trip! We didn't even hit a sailboat this time (That happened the last time we took the ferry about 4-1/2 yrs ago. What a pain that was cause we had to wait for the coast guard and having a 1-1/2 yr old, she was getting very restless, as I'm sure you can imagine.)

Once at Pier 39, we just did the normal "tourist" thing. How lame for us, but I love going to the city. Paul can't stand S.F. though. As he put it yesterday, "It doesn't impress me one bit". LOL!

For dinner we ended up at the Hard Rock Cafe. Short wait, good food and relaxing. What more can you ask for?! After dinner, I was having a major craving for a piece of chocolate so we fought through the Labor Day crowds just to find my one piece of chocolate. YAH! Once I got it I was happy and then was ready to head back home. Here are a few pics from the day.

Today we just decided to stay in the area and went miniature golfing. I'll tell you though, it's no fun playing with Paul and Sabrina cause you should hear the two of them. If they screw up, I have to constantly hear "I'm not playing anymore!" or "UGH" or I get the two of them either slamming the golf club on the ground or trying to bend it to break it. Gee, I wonder where Sabrina gets that from.....NOT ME!!!!!! LOL!!


Trish said...

Scott and I went to the City on Saturday. It really wasn't crowded like I thought it was going to be. I think YOU have a temper also. I don't know what you're talking about. Poor Sabrina, she's getting the temper from both Glad you had a great weekend. Miss you lots.

Denise said...

YAY for a fun day - even if it wasn't Vegas! :)