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Because this trip covers my Adventures By Disney trip to San Francisco and a visit to Disneyland, this TR will be split into two forums. You can find the pre-trip report here. I will post links in both forums, so no need to worry about missing anything!
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Live from San Francisco!

I have bad news and good news. The bad news is I’m up stupidly early. I woke up at 4:15 today. But I guess that’s an improvement – yesterday morning it was 4:00. Ugh! I haven’t been feeling tired, though. I guess when I think about it, it’s only about an hour earlier than my normal wakeup time (I’ve been going to bed around 10-10:30 local time). So I’m not dragging or anything.

But the good news is: I have time for an update! The Fairmont is just as beautiful as I remember it being. In fact, they’ve re-done the rooms since my last stay, so I can say it’s maybe more beautiful than I remember! After I arrived, I checked in and then headed right out to spend some time walking around Chinatown.



I love that neighborhood, with its quirky buildings and kitschy shops. I made a few purchases for myself and loved ones and had a light lunch. Then I returned back to the Fairmont to unpack and get settled. I’ve got a room with a fabulous view.



Karen and I had dinner at Don Pisto’s, a cute Mexican place in North Beach.



The food and the margaritas were equally fabulous, and Karen and I got to catch up. I was able to make it to 9:00, which was my goal. In fact, I finally climbed in bed close to 10:00. I feel like I have adjusted to the time zone, I just need my body to know it’s ok to sleep in!

Yesterday was Day 1 of the ABD. My Adventure guides are Jennifer and Hanneke, and they are awesome! I expected them to be awesome, but they are even awesomer than I expected them to be.

We started the day with a welcome breakfast atop the Fairmont in their Crown Room. Hanneke said she’s been doing this ABD for 2 years and she’d never seen the Golden Gate Bridge from there, because of the morning fog. It was crystal clear for us. My weather mojo is stronger than ever! The views were simply amazing!



We took a bike ride to the base of the Golden Gate bride, which was fun. And it allowed us to get spectacular photos.


I seriously love this picture!

Then it was to lunch. We ate at M.Y. China and O.M.G. You guys!!!!!! It was an amazing meal. I now have a favorite restaurant in San Francisco. So delicious!



That was walnut shrimp, which was my favorite part of an absolutely stellar meal.

The day was filled with fun little ABD surprises, including a few at M.Y. China. ()

We had some OYO (that’s tour-speak for “on your own”) time. I needed a break after the 8-mile bike ride and huge meal, so I returned to the Fairmont rather than go to Pier 39 like some of the others (I’ve been there before).

I took a short break, but then went for a little walk around Nob Hill, checking out the absolutely stunning Grace Cathedral.

Dinner was amazing as well. We had a cocktail-party-ish meal at Waterbar, and it was quite delicious. It’s a lovely restaurant with terrific views of the Bay Bridge.



We capped off the night with a bus tour to Treasure Island. Then we had an unscripted adventure that shortened our night (but not our fun). I’ll give details in the full TR (hey, I’ve gotta make sure you come back! ).

Today we’re going to Napa Valley and Muir Woods. It’s going to be another great ABD day. And then tonight is OYO time, which I’ll spend with Karen and Zack. We have plans for cocktails in the Tonga Room, and then dinner.

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