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San Francisco Bucket List

Another bucket list, really? I know, I cannot help myself. I'm a serial Type A list maker, dreamer, and doer, so a bucket list is one of my favorite things in the world. That being said, it's also frustrating, amazing, and exhausting how many things there are do in our new town. The bad part of it all is that I want to do it all, and and I want do it now. The only thing keeping me from being able to is a serious lack of time and money. So, as a compromise, we try and work hard during the week so we can play harder on the weekends. With so many things to do and places to see, it would be no surprise to anyone that I have three Pinterest boards to help me remember all the things I want to do here (and it is never ending as I constantly discover more places to go, things to do, events and activities to be a part of). Still, I thought it would be fun to make a list of things within the city and outside that we want to do. I will probably add to it as time goes on and revisit it at the end of each of year. I'm also going to add links as we check things off and I'll share our experience on the blog.

Although I set a strict, no-moving-for-two-years-policy, like I told my Mom the other day, if the right opportunity came our way I wouldn't turn it down. I love San Francisco, I mean I really, really love it (sorry, Papa I don't care if it doesn't love me back), but that doesn't mean I'm not open to other places and experiences in the years to come. I made a list of places and things I wanted to do in Nashville and I'm sorry to say that many of those were never checked off. I'm certain I'm not going to let that happen here. That being said, here's a list of the places we want to go, things we want to do, and things we want to see and experience during our time in San Francisco... However long or short it may be.

Bay Area
Rent a Go car for the day
Indulge in a cruffin from Mr Holmes 
Ride in a seaplane
Eat at the Old Clam House
Visit tank hill at night
Spend a day at Great America
Hike down to Kirby Cove for sunset
Have a beach bonfire
See an outdoor movie in the park
Do a Barbary coast walking tour
Have afternoon tea at the Palace Hotel Garden Court
Have a shabu-shabu dinner in Japantown
Visit the exploratorium
See a sunrise on Mt. Tamalpais
Visit the Conservatory of flowers in Golden Gate Park
Visit the Walt Disney Musuem
Take a night walk through Muir Woods

Beyond the Bay
Visit the Channel Islands
Big Basin State Park
Spend a weekend in Solvang at Christmas
Watch the monarch migration
Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve (March/April)
Spend the night at Safari West
Take Landon to Disneyland
Visit all 21 California Missions (1 down)
Dive among the Kelp at Point Lobos
Visit Joshua Tree National Park
See the Calla Lily's in Big Sur
Visit Burney Falls
Hike to the top of Half Dome

What We've Done so Far
Point Reyes (HERE AND HERE)
Visit Death Valley
Check out the Cable Car Musuem
Decide who has the best ice cream Bi-Rite or Mitchell's (Mitchell's by a long shot!!!)
Visit Rosie the Riveter
       Visit the Redwood National Park (quick trip need more time to explore)
Figure out who has the best pizza in North Beach (work in progress- maybe Tommaso's?)
Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge
Visit the Jelly Belly Museum (weekday)
Swing at Billy Goat Hill
See Natural Bridges
Hike Alpine Lake/Bontemps/Cataract Trail
Bethlehem AD
See the Bioluminescence in Tomales Bay (tried but didn't see the bioluminescence)
Natural Bridges State Beach
Spend a day at Big Basin Redwoods State Park
Head up the 16th Avenue steps
Visit Bowling Ball Beach-tried but didn't find it :(
Take pictures at Shark Fin Cove
See an Ancient Bristlecone
Have a drink at the famous Tonga Room
Enjoy summer day at the Santa Cruz Boardwalk
Hike to Alamere Falls
Road trip down Hwy 1 to Pfeiffer Beach
Take a tour of the Winchester house
Visit lots of wineries in Wine County (Ongoing-Chappellet, Grigch Hills, Sterling Vineyards, Kunde Family, Castello di amorosa, Robert Mondavi, Hess)
Fly a kite on Ocean Beach
Fisherman's Wharf
Make a sourdough critter at Boudin
See a show at Beach Blanket Babylon
Make a trip to Stinson Beach
Did I miss anything? Let me know we are always open to a few more adventures!

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