san francisco [day 3]

We started our third, last full day in San Francisco by going to Mr. Holmes Bakehouse. I hate to admit it, but it was the second time on this trip we were standing in a line that we didn't know what it was for. So, here we stood, outside in a line as it started to rain. 

Thanks to some girls next to us who also wondered after about 5 minutes what they were in line for, they investigated. Turns out everyone was a line to get a cruffin [a croissant / muffin hybrid], which wouldn't be available for another 20 minutes. Sure a cruffin sounded delicious, but it wasn't worth waiting for in a long line, in the rain. 

We decided to bypass the long line and get a boring 'ol donut and bread pudding.

The show we had planned to see this particular afternoon was Superego. We had first seen them the last time we were in town for Sketchfest

Not only did we see the Superego regulars, but some amazing guests where there as well including John Hodgman, Amanda Lund and Janet Varney.

The show we saw has not been released, however, you can check out TONS of Superego on Howl.fm. I highly recommend this.

After the show, we found out there were still some tickets left for the Workjuice Players [basically, The Thrilling Adventure Hour]. However, it was for the late show. Meaning 10:30 pm. MEANING 12:30 am our normal, back home time. You know, two hours past our normal bedtime. 

But, we decided to live it up and got tickets. Knowing we had a late night ahead of us, we decided to not do too much and just walk around / explore. Maybe grab a beer and a snack. 

The beer and snack idea did not go as planned. We found a cute coffee shop, but they had JUST stopped serving food. 

Then we found a brewery Eric wanted to check out. Both their bar areas were full, but since we would be sharing an appetizer they would not let us sit in the dining area [even though it was before the dinner-time rush and only 2 tables were currently occupied].

[Thanks for nothing 21st Amendment Brewery.]

We were about to give up and head back to the hotel when we came across a little sports bar on the water. At this point we were exhausted from walking and just needed to sit for a bit.

For dinner that night we stopped at Gott's at the Ferry Building before heading over to the Brava Theater

It's probably worth mentioning that we spent most of our time in SF at Brava. All three shows we saw took place there. Needless to say we knew our way around that area pretty well by the end of the trip. 

The Workjuice Players started out with a solo by Rhett Miller, singing Life on Mars. [Unfortunately it was the next day that David Bowie passed away.] You can hear Rhett's great performance here. You can also hear Sparks Nevada, the story it proceeded, here

I'm glad we stayed up way past our bedtime for this show. There was so much talent on the stage and it was such a fun way to end our trip. 

sam + drew get married, part 2

On the second day up north, it was time to leave St. Germain and head to Washburn. Katie, Andy, and I met bride-to-be Sam at Memorial Park where the ceremony was to be held. There, we picked some flowers to make a bouquet and had a little rehearsal to figure out the logistics for the ceremony. 

After the rehearsal, Sam took us to the little beach where the wedding was initially going to be held. There was a last minute change because the water was too high and there basically wasn't any beach left. 

Katie and Andy, sand collecting pros that they were at this point, collected more sand. This is the sand that would be mixed with the sand collected from St. Germain.

By now it was time for lunch so we we went to downtown Washburn and had lunch at Cafe Coco. We walked around for a bit before heading to Good Thyme Restaurant to set up for the dinner that would be held there the following evening.

Good Thyme is a restaurant set in what looks like a very old home. The grounds are beautiful. We were lucky enough to be able to set everything up the day before and take a look around this beautiful property. 

Here are the decorations. The boats were made of driftwood that Sam's aunt collected. The sails were made from some old handkerchiefs from our Grandma, as well as burlap. 

After decorating, we took a break at our hotel before heading out for supper. Katie, Andy and I were going to try Maggie's but the wait was ridiculous. It mainly appealed to us because of the pink building and the fact that there were flamingos EVERYWHERE inside. Real kitschy, but funny none-the-less.

Instead we headed to Morty's Pub for a fish fry.

Before sunset we started getting ready for the meet and greet campfire. Since the families of the bride and groom had yet to meet, this was a good chance to get everyone together before the big day. 

Sam let me put together s'mores bags for everyone. I had a lot of fun screen printing Meet, Greet & Eat bags which Katie and I filled with graham crackers, marshmallows, and chocolate.

It was a perfect evening to be near the water eating s'mores around a campfire and meeting new people.