Thursday, July 28, 2016

gettin' hippie wit it

when i told the old lady about the history of the haight-ashbury district, i knew we would be adding it to our list of places to visit while we were in san francisco.  we found the perfect time to go after we were done with our twin peaks excursion.


after all the walking we'd done, we were ready for some lunch.  yelp helped us find it at 1428 haight, which turns out to have been previously occupied by squat and gobble, where we'd eaten just a couple of days before.



i was feeling a little saucy, so i ordered a mimosa to go with my crab cakes benedict.



the old lady opted for a simple mac & cheese, which she said was really delicious.


we went all in and added a s'mores sundae to top it all off.


as you might imagine, there are lots and lots of vintage clothing shops there.  we had so much fun walking through a handful of them.  like at this one, where we found a lot of higher-end designer goods on serious markdown:




 this is also apparently where a ton of flash-in-the-pan trends come to die.



this shop was absolutely fascinating.  they carried clothing separated by decade starting in the 20s.  no photos were allowed inside, so you'll just have to take my word for it.  we could have spent hours in there, just browsing through all of the racks full of the most fantastic vintage threads.


in this shop, we found a lot of pretty formal prom-y type dresses.  it was very "back to the future."



we found even more awesomeness in this shop.  here, items were sorted by era and style.





 and how great is this rack of vintage hawaiian shirts?


on our way back to the car, we spotted this.  i don't think ol' walt would have been too pleased:


before we picked up the bean, we had time to scout out a familiar spot...the house that served as the exterior set for "mrs. doubtfire."


lots of people have come here and left messages on rocks in tribute to robin williams.


and then after we picked up the bean, we took a drive across the golden gate bridge to see the tunnel that was recently renamed in robin's honor.  heading south, you see this:


and then on the way back, you see the painted rainbow that inspired people to campaign for it to be renamed...because it reminded them of the suspenders that robin wore when he was on "mork and mindy."


plus, you get some pretty views of the bridge that look terrible when photographed from the car.


oh, well.  you get the idea.
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