Getting Fat in the West!!

Trip Start Nov 08, 2005
Trip End Apr 05, 2006

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Monday, March 6, 2006

Well, since being here we have definately replenished our energy stores and then some!! Shopping in a supermarket has never felt so good!!! And spending nights watching movies with a tub of Ben and Jerrys never so frequent!! (Strawberry Cheesecake...mmm...)
What has been a pain in the butt has been not being able to drink! The place we're staying ( The Green Tortoise) arranges very frequent pub crawls and though they often ask us t join we CAN'T! Very frustrating!!
Anyway!! After leaving our first hostel, we spent a night on Lizzie's (Charlotte's sister's) sofa, and then moved into The Green Tortoise Guesthouse, which is wicked!!! We get free breakfast (Mmmm...bagels) every morning, and free dinner 3 times a week!! Which is really good food actually, and keeps our budget at a minimum!!
As we're in a double room, we're staying in a smaller building a block away which is GREAT!! It's like our own little house, the kitchen's fantastic, the fridge is huge, and the showers HOT! What more could we ask for??
We've been doing a little more touristy stuff recently - visiting the embarcadero (Along the bay, in the financial district), Fisherman's Wharf (souvenir and chocolate heaven) to watch the seals, and The Haight (Stuck in the 60's - Hippy Paradise!) where we've taken LOTS of photos, so we'll get them up soon! Just need to find an able computer!!
Yesterday we went down to Fisherman's Wharf and marveled at the Sea Lions, squirming around each other on the pier, pushing each other into the water, and generally having a good time! We went to Bubba Gumps Restaurant (that's right, from Forest Gump and his mate Bubba!), and watched a man getting out of a straight jacket, stuffed our faces with Jelly Belly's, and strawberry Cheesecake Fudge!! Yum!!
We're planning on getting the ferry to Alcatraz, biking the Golden Gate Bridge, going to other islands, visiting Charlotte's family (cousins, aunts etc in sunny Gilroy), and maybe renting a car to drive around California!
Photos will go up soon
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