The Golden Gate Bridge

Tuesday started with breakfast at the Tartine Bakery, just around the corner from our apartment.

It was another instance of eyes bigger than stomach, but I couldn’t choose between a pain au chocolat and a morning bun. So I had both.

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Afterwards, we decided to bike the Golden Gate Bridge. Sure, I hadn’t ridden a bike for over ten years, and even then I was hazardous. But what could go wrong?

Well, you know the old adage that goes ‘you never forget to ride a bike’? I’m living proof that you do. Needless to say we did not bike the Golden Gate Bridge. Those of you who have heard our punting story…well this is similar.

Despite that, we made it to the Bridge (via bus, hooray for public transport).

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Karl the Fog had made an appearance.

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Even so, the view over the bay was incredible.

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We caught the bus back into town and went for lunch at Souvla, a Greek restaurant with a super simple menu – pick a meat and decide if you want it as a sandwich (gyros) or salad. Boom.

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I had a pork salad.

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And Alex had a chicken sandwich.

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Both were delicious, although Alex insisted that his was tastier. The salad was HUGE. Once again I was defeated by American portion sizes.

Despite that, we also ordered chips. It was worth it though, because they were yummy. Look.

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We headed back to the apartment. On our way back, we found ourselves distracted by this…

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Made from scratch? Oh yes.

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You pick your flavour and they make the ice cream right there in front of you with the help of some liquid nitrogen. Pretty cool.

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The result: incredibly creamy and thick ice cream. Honestly, the best ice cream we’ve had in a long time, maybe ever.

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That evening, we headed down the road to this place.

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They specialise in craft beer, something Alex was pretty excited about.

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Whilst he enjoyed his beer, I had a Mexican coke. Mexican coke is particularly exciting because it’s made with cane sugar, not fructose syrup. Yum.

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We decided to wash our drinks down with some delicious food.

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These mushrooms on toast were heavenly. The perfect way to finish another excellent day on the Bay.

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