Friday, December 5, 2008

Christmas in San Francisco

Every year my hubby and I go to San Francisco for the day.
We shop and have lunch....Well this was our day....
Just a few pictures of the beautiful sights in San Francisco....
We bought our train ticket.....$8.10 round trip
Here comes our train......

To San Francisco...
The train ride is about 20 minutes from our station....
The train lets us off at the fabulous Westfield Mall on Market Street....
it just goes round and round with escalators...
Sorry I forgot to count how many floors...
It is a lot......
decorated for Christmas....
more hanging lights.....
This is the rotunda where Bloomingdale's is...
Just fabulous.....
The decorations are amazing.....
top of the rotunda......
we walked up Powell Street to Union Square.....
and of course a cable car...decorated for Christmas....
(my husbands father worked on the cable cars many years ago)
The Fabulous St. Francis Hotel on Union Square....


This Christmas Castle is all made ready to EAT.....
it is located in the lobby of the St. Francis....
Just amazing and beautiful......
Click to read how it was made....Interesting !!!!!
and of course how can we forget Macy's
We had lunch at the Cheesecake Factory on the top of Macy's
and I mean the top...The view is BEAUTIFUL.....
Elevator to the top.....
and here is hubby and I after our wonderful lunch....
and were very FULL......
one of the windows at Macy's......
and more walking...we had to walk off our lunch .....

and of course Neiman-Marcus....
Union Square.....
the flowers smelled amazing.....

ice skating in Union Square......
This is really "How much is the doggie in the window"
The Humane Society puts the pets up for adoption every
year in the windows of some of the stores in Union Square...

there is a little kitty behind the chair.....
everyone wanted to see the animals....so cute.....
and of course Tiffany's
breakfast anyone ?????
store front window at Tiffany's
Market Street....
our day had to come to a wonderful ending....
and so the two tired shoppers took our train home......
Hope you enjoyed your day Christmas shopping in San Francisco
Happy Holidays....
Mo :-)

20 comments:

Neabear said...

Sounds like you had a great day! I didn't know there was ice skating in SF! If we were to go hang out in SF, we would take the ferry from Vallejo. We have done that a couple of times. One year we did that for our anniversary. Oh it was for our 20th. We have been married for 29, that tells you how long we did that. But we did it again last summer as part of a church outing to the Aquarium on the Bay.

Mo said...

Cheesecake Factory?! Oh my, that place is awesome!!! And Tiffany's is pretty cool too.

Bo said...

Thank you so much Mo for taking me to San Fran... I've never been to California. You did a great job chronicling your fun shopping outing...even got your picture taken for us...How fun! What a fascinating place this is. ;-) Bo

Mary said...

Wonderful pictures Mo! I loved seeing all the famous stores. I have never been to California. You are a beautiful lady. The picture of you and your hubby is so good. Thank you for sharing all the pictures with us.

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

What a nice shopping trip and I didn't spend any money, now that's a first, LOL. What a beautiful city, thanks for the tour!!
Hugs~Kelly

Becky said...

What wonderful memories you brought back to me. I went to school in San Fransisco. The Bryman School for dental assisting.
I was one of the first riders of Bart and took it into town every day and I think the tickets then were only 1.25. A wonderful town.
Maybe one day I will ride that train again.....meet me at Tiffany's.
Hugs
Becky

Royaltouch said...

What a fun day! I would love doing something like that and iceskating in CA. how great. Have not been to SF since I was a kid and hubby use to live and work there before I met him. We keep talking about a Northern CA trip and include that.
Thanks for sharing! Linda

kari and kijsa said...

What a fabulous time!! that sugar castle is amazing!!!
Happy Saturday!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

Linda's Blue Gate said...

Oh my .... I think you shopped till you dropped..... what lovely places.... I have been there once... years ago... such a beautiful city...
HUgs
Linda

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Looks like the 2 of you had a fantastic time!!! All the pictures are lovely!!

Thanks for stopping by today and leaving your comments about my new LAMP!!

mishebe said...

I love the tour, how fun. Makes me want to go to downtown Seattle and see all the decor.

Somewhere In Time- Christie (Queenie) said...

Hey Mo!
Oh what a wonderfully fun day! It was such a beautiful tour and how lucky you and Darling hubby are to live close enough to explore that city! It looks like an exciting day for the two of you. You and Darling Hubby are a beautiful couple. You are such a pretty lady. Thanks for sharing your day...

P.S. I just wanted to tell you that I have you on my invited approved readers list now...so you just stop by anytime....okay?! I was so glad to see you found me...I had missed you so much! Please come by anytime....all you have to do is just by sign in with google...hope I'll be seeing you again soon! Have a great night!
xoxo,
Queenie

Joanne Kennedy said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day. I've always felt like San Francisco is our little New York. Christmas there is so pretty.

Hugs,
Joanne

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Hi Mo,
I forgot to tell you how adorable you look in the pic with your hubby (: You had asked about my kichen cabinets~I have a pic on the right side of my blog, just scroll down till you see it, also in my older posts, I can't remember which month though, you can see where we did a little remodel. The cabinet is actually cherry red but for some reason it looks really dark in that pic. I repaint my cabinets all the time, I usually leave the top cab's white and paint the bottom a color, they have been red,black,2 different greens and pink! Crazy I know but I love change!! Good luck!
Hugs~Kelly

Sharon Kay said...

Thank you so much for taking me with you to San Francisco.....it was so much fun seeing all of the beauty of the mall and I so enjoyed lunch with you and your husband. I have never been to California until today. Thanks for sharing with all of us.

Lee Laurie said...

Looks like the most amazing shopping trip that I've ever seen.
I've never been to California. It is so beautiful. Now I want to go! What did you buy? Thanks for sharing this with us. Come visit me sometimes.
Hugs,
Lee Laurie

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Wow Mo ! what a wonderful day you 2 had ! Loved the tour.Ya'll look great girl !

LillyB said...

Thanks for taking me to San Fran. I have never been until now! It looks like you had a wonderful time! The Cheesecake Factory in Atlanta Georgia was to die for! So I am sure your experience was the same!
Thank you for showing

Sincerely Yours said...

Morning Mo! Such a fun day!!! I loved visiting San Fran with you!lol I especially loved the flower market in Union Square; we have a Cheesecake Factory about 45 mins away (which is a good thing)! A beautiful picture of you and hubby! Have a great week - off to see what else you've been up to! Sincerely, Jeannette

Charmingdesigns said...

Yeah! I'm so excited to see SF, I'm going the end of Jan.!! Great blog!! Laurie