San Francisco! I'm frozen and windblown but we had a great day! Did the hop on hop off bus tour, went on a walking tour of Chinatown, vintage shopped in Haight Ashbury, drove over the Golden Gate Bridge in the fog and almost got blown away! Using the free wifi in the cruise terminal before going back onboard to warm up!
Day at sea tomorrow then we're in Santa Barbara.
Our 1000th post is dedicated to someone very dear to our hearts. Today marks one year since Gus passed, and there isn't one day that we don't miss him tremendously. Yet we are comforted knowing his legacy as a loving family man and amazing grocer lives on through the business he created and--more importantly--the relationships he fostered in our beloved SF community. His presence shines through all that we do, from how we sort and meticulously stack our produce wall (how he cared about that wall!) to the way we treat our staff and customers like family. We wouldn't be where we are today without his leadership, care, and heart. We love you so much, Gus! You are so sorely missed. Rest In Peace 💚
Happy Monday, everyone! 😁
This morning I roamed around the Haight and the Panhandle, and there was something about walking around the neighborhood under overcast skies, surrounded by Victorians, with relatively few pedestrians on the streets that made it feel like Fall. 🍂🍁 Reminded me of a day in early-November. 🤷🏻♂️
Anyway, I snapped this photo of an iconic row of Victorians as I ventured about. When I searched property records online to find out when they were built, the official county records list 1906 as the year built.
However, the big earthquake and fire of 1906 destroyed many/most property records here in San Francisco, so homes that were built prior to then are often listed as built in 1906 or 1900 - even though they were actually built well before then. Makes knowing the exact year built challenging for many of the older Victorians here. 😳🤦🏻♂️
Hope you had a great day!