Our friend Merileigh gave me a “day date” last month for my birthday. We had a little trouble finding a weekend that was open, but it turned out that Victoria’s birthday worked for everyone. We dropped Merileigh and the kids off at the California Academy of Science around noon and then drove to the Ferry Building to kick off our date. We ate a wonderful lunch at the Slanted Door and then grabbed coffee at Blue Bottle before heading around to our favorite shops for treats.
A few hours later, stocked up on delicious goodies, we headed back to Golden Gate Park in hopes of catching an hour or two at the Picasso exhibit at the De Young. We managed to get there in enough time to walk leisurely through. Moments after we left the exhibit, Merileigh called to let us know that the kids were bushed and hungry.
We met by the fountains in between the two museums and walked (with Merileigh and the kids) to Park Chow for dinner. Almost exhausted but not ready to call it a day we drove back to the East Bay and stopped at Scream for some of the best sorbet in the world. The kids fell asleep moments after arriving home and Vick and I enjoyed a quiet evening together.