On our way to San Francisco!

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Hanging out at LAX.

This work week felt like the longest week ever - i couldn't wait to meet up with sybil and be on our way to San Francisco to celebrate the weekend ol' sybil.  I busted out of work as fast as I could and soon we were enjoying a few cocktails at a bar near our gate.  (I feel like we are at this particular bar a lot ...)  Soon we met up with "A" - another friend who was flying up with us, and also "L" who was also going up to SF to celebrate her dad's birthday.  It was such a lovely way to begin our little weekend of fun.  :)

The flight was a bit delayed (much to our chagrin) but it worked out fine.  sybil had lots of drink coupons and was she eager to use them!  i think she had them out and ready before we even took off!  lol!  the flight was very quick and smooth.

Yeah!!! We found "A" and "L"!
  After landing we found "C" who flew in from San Diego and we grabbed a cab to the Hyatt Regency Embarcadero.  I've stayed here many times before and I think it has the best location - right across from the Ferry Building, next to the Embarcadero Bart stop and relatively close to Union Square, Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf and North Beach.  They also have really comfy beds.  The gym is a tad small but serviceable.  Sometimes you can get decent deals on Priceline.

We freshened up quickly and then headed to Epic RoastHouse - a newish restaurant located on the Embarcadero within walking distance of our hotel.  It was quite the happening place - even with reservations we had to wait about 20 - 30 minutes, but the bar was really cool so we weren't overly bothered by the wait (except that we were all super super hungry).

After gorging on surprisingly good nachos, we found a nice bystander who took our photo for us.
  But we were rewarded for our patience with a great table right next to the window so we had a gorgeous view of the bay bridge - all lit up!  It's moments like this that I consider moving up to SF.... the service (super friendly) and food were wonderful!   I had the chili squid salad - quite flavorful, but a tad salty.  But my steak and the whipped truffled potatoes were divine!  They also gave us some petite fours that were pretty yummy - one in particular, a molasses stick was to die for - and they added a candle for syb's birthday! 

After stuffing ourselves silly, we headed over to Apt24 for some dancing.  The music was good - lots of hiphop, pop, etc. - but strangely enough there was not much of a crowd.  I don't think it bothered us much since we were able to dance without feeling claustrophobic.

Sybil and her drink coupons at the ready!
  It was just wonderful dancing with my gals!  :)  I guess SF really does prefer techno but the thumping bass usually gives me a headache within 2 minutes - goodness I'm getting old!

We got back to the hotel and syb and i felt like snacking.  When we looked out our window we noticed Drumm's liquor store across the street so we headed over there for chips and chocolate.  We tried to get "A" and "C" to join us but they were already in their jammies - and they misunderstood my question "Do you guys want snackies?" to "Are you guys having sex?" -  not sure why everyone thought I said the latter.  They really should get their minds out of the gutter (hee hee).   We traipsed around Drumm's for a while, but I guess we were laughing too loud because our friends actually heard us from the hotel room!  I passed out after munching on a nutrageous bar and some doritoes.  yum!

martinikitty13 says:
i'm so glad you had fun! yeah!!!
Posted on: Jun 09, 2008
sybil says:
i had such a great time! thank you thank you thank you!!!!
Posted on: Jun 09, 2008
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Hanging out at LAX.
Hanging out at LAX.
Yeah!!!  We found A and L!
Yeah!!! We found "A" and "L"!
After gorging on surprisingly good…
After gorging on surprisingly goo…
Sybil and her drink coupons at the…
Sybil and her drink coupons at th…
The Hyatt Regency Embarcadero.
The Hyatt Regency Embarcadero.
My bed - really comfy...
My bed - really comfy...
Waiting to be fed at Epic Roasthou…
Waiting to be fed at Epic Roastho…
Still smiling despite being really…
Still smiling despite being reall…
Gathering around our birthday girl.
Gathering around our birthday girl.
My chili squid salad with greens a…
My chili squid salad with greens …
Too bad the background of the bay …
Too bad the background of the bay…
Mmm... my steak.
Mmm... my steak.
Mac & Cheese and Spinach ... why d…
Mac & Cheese and Spinach ... why …
Cs mushroom risotto and pork be…
"C"'s mushroom risotto and pork b…
perfect pinkness.  :)
perfect pinkness. :)
Not sure what sybil wanted here, b…
Not sure what sybil wanted here, …
The first bday dessert!
The first bday dessert!
At Apt 24.
At Apt 24.
Dancing up a storm.
Dancing up a storm.
one of sybs signature moves.
one of syb's signature moves.
Pretty ladies!
Pretty ladies!
Get in my belly impersonation - …
"Get in my belly" impersonation -…
My triumphant return from Drumms …
My triumphant return from Drumm's…