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Federico Visits San Francisco Part 3


We had "chamber of commerce weather" on Sunday. After the Tea Gardens, we drove though Haight-Asbury, and saw some Victorian "Painted Ladies".


Next, we headed to Coit Tower.




For lunch, we ate Dim Sum at Yank Sing, in the Rincon Center. This was a first for Federico. We sampled steamed pork, BBQ pork, Crispy Shrimp, Honey Shrimp with Walnuts, Satay Chicken, Fried Crab, Duck buns, Spring Rolls, and many other goodies.


With full bellies, we drove down "the crookedest street in the world", Lombard Street.


We were slightly tired, and coffee was what we needed, so we parked for the afternoon in North Beach!


We walked around Washington Square, with many other locals and tourists enjoying the sunshine.



We stopped for huge caffe lattes, and Federico sampled the cannoli from Stella Pastry. It was so good, he had a second!


By 4:30, we were seated in the Fugazi theater to see the 5:00 performance of Beach Blanket Babylon! Federico enjoyed the show with its amazing and funny costumes, cultural satire, music and hats!



Our last stop of the evening was Ghirardelli Square for ice cream sundaes. The boys had hot fudge, and I had hot caramel. It was a fabulous day!



Comments (5)

Barb Cabot:

What a lucky young man! You have given him not only the quintessential San Francisco tour but you are giving him the tour of a lifetime (the great life) daily. Brava Palma, I'm in awe of what you are giving this young man.

Kathy Landini:

I'm exhausted just reading about your weekend! What a great experience for Federico. At this rate he is going to see more of this state in one year than many Californians see in a lifetime! Congrats to you and Brad for providing an experience above and beyond. Federico is a lucky young man.

Susan from Virginia:

Ha, ha, I'm smiling thinking of my Italian cousins' reaction to their first tastes of Chinese food in NYC. They ended up eating all of their remaining meals in their hotel room--all homemade by them!

This isn't an 'important' issue but I am curious about Frederico's clothes. Is this how he dresses in Italy, or does he have special clothes for his trip to the US? He dresses just like my two boys!

I am enjoying your posts, Palma!

Diane Vigilantr:

Oh Oh, brings back so many memories of living in the Bay Area! Thanks!


What a great weekend! You and Federico are so lucky. I wish I could meet him, too.

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