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Federico Visits San Francisco Part 3

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

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Next, we headed to Coit Tower.

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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.

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

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

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

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

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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!

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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!

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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!
Diane

jgk:

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

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