So Long, San Fran!

I’m not going to lie. Yesterday was rough. After partying way too hard and not getting nearly enough sleep, I was sufficiently hungover.

I eventually made my way down to the Farewell Brunch and got some food.

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But I only ate a piece of bacon and some cantaloupe and could not stomach the rest of it.

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I moaned and groaned in bed for a bit then finally packed up and headed downstairs to checkout feeling pretty sick but I did it to myself I guess. I did manage to muster up the energy and have the nausea subside long enough to tromp around in the rain with my mom a bit!

First stop: chocolate!

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They had the cutest little truffle boxes!

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I got myself the smallest box of truffles they had – six pieces total.

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Then we made our way over to Chinatown!

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The rain was pretty miserable. My jeans were drenched. But we were on a mission!

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We hit a couple of stores and ended up in a cute tea shop!

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We saddled up to the bar and got a mini lesson and tasted a few samples.

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It was very informative!

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And I’ve decided *officially* that I detest black tea. Green, White, Herbal, Flower? Rock on. Black? Hellz no. I did end up taking home a small bag of Siberian Rose Bud tea! Yum!

We purchased a few souvenirs and made our way back to the hotel for the shuttle to the airport. The ride was nauseating. Awful. I mean, it didn’t help that I felt like crap. Or that I’d hardly eaten and by this time it was 2pm. The driver was crazy! Ugh! But I held it together, said “See ya” to my mom and headed into the terminal.

And I got bumped from my flight.

Then my new flight was delayed.

Awesome.

I made a beeline for the first dining establishment I laid eyes on.

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Turns out it was a sustainable seafood joint! Rock on!

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I went back and forth on what to get and eventually gave into my hangover and ordered greasy fish & chips. A salad wasn’t gonna hack it today.

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I actually loved where I sat! I had a great shot of the open kitchen. I was mesmerized by the chefs!

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My lunch (dinner?) totally hit the spot.

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After I devoured, I tweeted with a new friend and hobbled my way to Mara’s gate and chatted for a bit since I had, um, 2 hours to kill. She’s adorbs.

Then I headed back to my gate and camped out on SFO’s free wifi! Score! And then my laptop died. And then my phone almost died. And then I got on a plane, got off a plane, kissed my husband, we drove home, pet the dog, and crashed hard.

This weekend was exhausting but SO much fun. I have a lot of things roaming around my head about it and about me and blogging and this community. Stay tuned…

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6 Responses

  1. We are tea opposites! I love black tea, white tea, and a very select few green teas. I only tolerate herbal!

  2. That definitely looks like a meal to hit the spot when feeling ick/hungover.

    Those little figurines are too cute! And mmmm for the truffles.

  3. Yum, that fish & chips look gooood. Glad you enjoyed your weekend 🙂 xxx

  4. hi leah! it was so nice meeting you and your mom on saturday night. your recap is so funny.. didnt realize you guys drank that much wine! i stopped drinking at the table because i was getting SO sleepy! the food was awesome though.. i wish i had a doggy bag so i could take it home. hope you had a great time and maybe we’ll see you again next year!

  5. I must say, I am sorry I missed out on Saturday’s shenanigans, but not sorry I missed out on that hangover! 😛 Fish and chips actually look almost as good as a lot of the things we ate at the festival!

    I’m feeling feverish. Still crashing from San Fran :\

  6. What an incredible event!!! Thanks for posting so many great images and accounts of the festival, as well as your tour of San Fran, I didn’t get to see much of the city due to time limitations….next time for sure!
    Cheers
    Dennis

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