Last month my lovely wife Penelope I took a vacation in San Francisco. We go up every year to visit family and enjoy good food and culture. This year was no exception.
We drove up to SF the day before Valentine's Day and just two days after Penelope had taken her nursing board exam, the NCLEX. The stressful part of taking the NCLEX, apart from the five hours it can take to complete, is that you don't know if you passed for several days. Our first night we went to bed not fully ready to relax, worrying about the test.
That next morning, Penelope woke me to tell me she passed, we both screamed, tweeted, and jumped up and down on the bed. That was the our best Valentines Day ever. We had a lovely dinner at the tiny, but delicious Canteen. Afterwards we visited a plethora of bars.
During our trip we tried to jog every morning despite the rain, and we did a pretty good job. I think we jogged 6 times during the 10 days we were in SF.
I took a few working breaks to shoot photos for Wired, which due to work and a few other projects I have yet to post. They will be coming very soon, keep an eye out here and on wired.com from galleries from NIF, SLAC and a few other cool places.
The trip was wonderful and as always we can't wait to go back. Here are some of the photos we shot:
A lovely sunset as seen from our hotel room at the Kabuki.
Our kite soars above Penelope's head, despite the lack of a strong breeze.
A bouquet of locally grown flowers from the Farmer's Market at the Ferry Plaza.
More after the jump...
A manhole cover protects a monitoring well on the streets of San Francisco.
Penelope smiles as she flies a kite next to the marina in SF.
With the sun in my eyes I fly a kite. (Photo: Penelope Bullock)
Ivy pokes out of an oddly placed white picket fence in San Francisco.
Penelope sites next to her Valentine's Day decoration in our hotel room in Japan Town.
The clouds break for a minute to reveal some blue sky above the San Francisco Bay as seen from the Ferry Plaza.