I totally forgot to talk about the rest of my time in Modesto! Honestly, there’s not really much to do in that city, so we went to San Francisco on Saturday.
Before I get ahead of myself- it took almost 12 hours to get there! This was also probably the worst day of my sickness, so I was miserable. I literally got out of the car once and had no energy to get back in, even to sit down. It was bad.
We drove through a place where my dad used to camp when he moved here as a kid. The lake was disappearing! It was really weird to see.
By the time we got to my uncle’s, we had worked up an appetite! Remember how I said that I could very well end up at a steakhouse? Well, we ended up at a fish restaurant instead. You know what there is for a vegetarian to get in the way of an entree at a fish restaurant? Nothing! So I made do with eating everyone’s sides.
I ended up eating beans, French fries, hushpuppies (SO GOOD), and fried okra! It was my first time trying fried okra and hushpuppies, and I loved them both.
Sorry for the bad lighting- I just had to get a picture!
Dessert was peach cobbler- also a first. It was amazing, and I definitely need to recreate this!
My dad obviously had no problem finding something to eat.
We took the BART into San Francisco the next day. I love public transportation!
We had tickets to Alcatraz. I had never been before- so exciting!
I felt like I was in Shutter Island when we were approaching
This is about the best view of the Golden Gate Bridge we got from the ferry. One day I WILL run across it!
We took a self-guided tour. It was really interesting- I have a fascination with prisons (weird?)
It was so cold!!
We walked to the Ferry Building and looked around. Foodie heaven! We walked through the outdoor fruit and vegetable stalls…
Sampled some jam (I wish I could remember the flavor! It was from the Frog’s Hollow store inside the building)
And ate some chocolate!
For dinner, we went to a really good Italian restaurant (carbo loading!) I got a plain cheese pizza, but it was heavenly. You can’t go wrong with pizza!
My post-race eats were pretty amazing- my uncle made hummus.
He also made Thai beef and Szechuan green beans- I obviously didn’t eat the beef!
On the way home on Monday, we stopped at Moaning Cavern Park.
We took a walking tour. It’s hard to see in this picture, but we climbed down over 150 feet. It was a hell of a workout getting back up!
On the drive back home, we could see snow on the mountains…
…which turned into snow on us! I have never seen snow fall before, so I pretty much started screaming at the top of my lungs for my dad to pull over. It was a really light dusting, but it was SNOW!
Fried food- yay or nay? All my dad could talk about was how full he was after eating so much fried food on Friday night, but I loved it! I think everything tastes better fried, honestly.