Thursday, December 4, 2008

Thanksgiving weekend report..... (lots of pictures)

Sorry I missed yesterday - but the servers where down and I couldn't do the blog thing or my work stuff. Now that we are back - lets talk Turkey day.

My sister and her family drove down from Vancouver on Wednesday so we had a house full!! This has become such a super tradition as they have done this for the last few years and Rico and I really enjoy having them!!! For the big day we had nine people over and it was so much fun. Here is a snap ( that John reminded me to take) - as I am done in after I put the bird out... I start to just decompress and enjoy!!

Going around the table L to R - Rico, Mathew, Theresa, Katie, Mary, John, Dale and Cissy - I just love a table that is full of family and friends!!!!! After dinner we sat around feeling full - another Thanksgiving passes and we are together and happy and safe and very thankful!!!!!

On Friday we usually spend running around the city doing fun stuff and this year was no exception - Since the day started off kind of foggy -but no rain as predicted - we trotted down to Pier 39 and took in some fun touristy things - starting off with Lunch at John and every ones fav In and Out Burger!!!


You knew I had to take a snap of the delicious double cheese and fry lunch!! What is so super about this place is that the fries a fresh cut potato's and are really delicious!!!

At Pier 39 the Christmas tree was up -


and since the day had been foggy the crowds were non-existent!!
We walked around and saw the sea lions....

This one a was just lying there just "flipping" off all of us that were looking at him....

He was just rolling around waving that flipper back and forth - probably just bored!!!
You could look out over the Bay and see Alcatraz...

The sun started to come out and the crowds started to swell so it was back to the car and off to Golden Gate Park and a visit to the Arboretum
- even though it is getting into winter there is lots in bloom....




It was a full day and tons of fun!!!
I got some walnuts from the farmers market to make cowboy cookies but they need shelling.... I was wondering if there was an easy way to do this if you do not have a nutcracker... any suggestions???

Thanks for stopping by - and its almost the weekend - woo hoo!!!!!!

take care,
edgar

17 comments:

CraftyT said...

Mmmm LOVE In-n-Out one that is the first thing I am going to have when I get back to Cali LOL

Beautiful day you had in the city:)
Natasha

Kathy said...

No nutcracker? Try a hammer. LOL No, seriously, wrap the nut in a dishtowel and use a hammer to crack the shell. Just don't smah too hard. :)

Kathy said...

oops. That should be smash not smah. :)

Cheryl said...

Sounds like fun! You have no idea how much i wanna eat that burger and fries right now LOL

Anna van Schurman said...

Is that double double animal style?? [wipes tear] I miss In and Out. [sniffle]

Sherry said...

So glad you had such a special Thanksgiving! I agree with Kathy about using the dishtowel to crack the nut. I have done that before.

Love the sea lions! How cool for you to see these! And Alcatraz! Wow! Think of all the history there. Sad history but still history!

Cindy F. said...

We were in LA in June and I said to dh we couldn't leave Cali til I eat @ In & Out....Didn't happen! Too much going on! Next trip:)
Great pics Edgar. Looks like your Thanksgiving was wonderful!

Irene said...

Great pictures !

Tammy said...

Great pics--Love the sea lions!

Carolyn said...

Great pictures, Edgar! It looks like you had a great Thanksgiving. :)

I especially was intrigued by the picture of Alcatraz. Thank you for sharing your day with us!

Alison said...

Oooh...love In & Out! Did you have it animal style??? LOL

Creative Chaos said...

Hi Edgar , I still love and read your fantastic blog !!
There is an award waiting for you on my blog :-)
Patti xx

karen said...

great pics!! love those sea lions!

no nutcracker? pssst, buy them already shelled. LOL i would try putting them in a dishtowel and having someone else crack them for me. LOL

heidistitches said...

Great pics. I love SF. Reading the comments, I forget that not everyone has In & Out! Love the burgers (and the shakes, too!).

Shelleen said...

we don't have In and Out Burgers here in western NY but I have heard a lot about them. Great pic of family and friends. Also love the sea lions

staci said...

Terrific pics, looks like you had a great holiday!!! No In & Out here, but that pic sure is making me hungry!!!

Have a great weekend!

Carol R said...

Great photos - love the sealions! Reminds me of my one and only trip to SF back in 1985! Yes that long ago!