We got in late Saturday night, unloaded bags and bikes, and started walking up and down the hills of SF looking for a place to eat, incredible. I will admit I was a little intimidated by the thought of biking down, and up those same hills the next day. I was worried for no reason.
We got up at the crack of dawn the next day, hopped on our bikes and headed down to Pier 33. Alcatraz was waiting. I grew up watching the escape from Alcatraz, with my dad, and finally getting to go there was like a dream come true. It was incredible. It rained the whole day, but that didn't stop us. We spent about 14 hours on our bikes that day, all smiles the whole time. I wouldn't have it any other way :)
After Alcatraz we continued to bike around the city in the rain, through chinatown, by the waterfront, all over really. I think we both fell asleep extremely happy, and sore that night.
We woke up to sunshine and warm weather Monday morning, we had decided the night before that a bike ride across the golden gate definitely had to happen, and after coffee and bagels at ground control, we headed out. I can honestly say I have never been so sore, and was struggling before I got warmed up on our way to the bridge. I had a moment after biking up a big hill where I decided a 20oz coffee before an all day bike ride was a bad idea. Bad, bad idea.
Biking across the bridge with the sun in my eyes was wonderful. I wished my dad had been there, but now I have an excuse to go back! San Francisco is truly magical. A lot less bike friendly than I had imagined, very busy, but with great architecture, people and weather.
We biked back across the bridge, and down to Pier 39 where the sea lions sun bathe, and have their picture taken. So cute! Then we biked down Powell, and stopped by H&M, we both scored some great treasures before we headed back to our hotel to get cleaned up before the show.
I missed Interpol twice before, and was definitely not gonna let it happen again. Brandon and I planned this trip about 3 months ago, and I'm so glad we did. I wouldn't change anything. We did everything to the fullest, it was non stop adventure and fun from start to finish. Many, many more adventures, and shows to come.
Interpol was amazing, we were right up front, the sound was great, and I filmed most of the show. However it was incredibly loud, so the sound quality in my video is shit. I'll still share though. Enjoy <3
Clearly I have no shame. Non stop dance parties, no wonder I am exhausted. My face is also frozen to a permanent grin. It's quite fantastic! <3
Thank you Brandon for being the best adventure buddy ever, this weekend wouldn't have been nearly as fun without you!