If you missed part one it’s because of three reasons…
- I wrote the post just after 12 and I wasn’t able to publish until 2pm since we were driving
- I’m posting part II a mere two-ish hours after posting part one because of reason 1
- I’m hasty and needed to write the part two to clear my camera memory card
After the exhibit we stopped at the gift shop. At traveling exhibits like this one books of the images are published and sold. We bought one for us and one for his grandma who saw it a few weeks ago.
I really liked the exhibit. It was part 2 of a traveling Impressionist series that was at the San Francisco DeYoung Museum from August to November and November to January. This one was more post-impressionist oriented and the first was more true-Impressionism. I would have liked to see the first one more, but it was right after my ankle surgery and I couldn’t do it. This one was amazing, seeing Renoirs and Van Gogh’s Starry Night is unlike anything. But stylistically I don’t like neo-impressionism, symbolism and cubism as much as the original.
Max and I walked around the Tea Garden a little after before leaving the museum. We saw groups doing Ti Chi!
After enjoying the garden we headed downtown to a special stop I really wanted to make. Ever since the Foodbuzz Festival in November I’m been dying to go to the Ferry Building. So after asking Max if he thought it’d be fun, we went!
There wasn’t a Farmer’s Market today, but the building was still popping with open shops, restaurants and people shopping around.
I almost bought some really gourmet chocolate to enjoy at this little stop but I think all the sweets from the weekend deterred me. I’m coming off sugar overload.
Max and I actually stopped and read a book on strange mushrooms at this place. Some of them were crazy! I can’t believe they were real.
Sur La Table was at the end of the building. We stopped in to see if it was the same as when we were in the one in Carmel. It was and I bought something I’ve wanted for-ever! I carried it around the store with me the first time I went but put it back in a moment of weakness.
I bought a doughnut pan! Seriously. It’s like a muffin tin but with 6 tins the shape of doughnuts. I can’t wait to make them.
After Sur La Table we walked back to the car and headed in search of some lunch. I had yelped some restaurants but we decided it would be more fun to just drive around down town and stop at a place that looked fun and tasty.
In search of food. We finally stopped at this diner on Haight St.
Mel’s for Lunch
This diner has been there for over 50 years! And it looks straight out of Grease Lightning inside. That diner they all hang out in and they sing Beauty School Drop Out in, exactly the same.
The menu looked amazing. Really good authentic diner food compares to no other, and it seems like everything tastes pretty good. I had a hard time choosing.
I ordered the BLT which came on toasted sourdough with a little more mayo than my liking. But when eating at a diner I subscribe to the ‘just go for it’ mentality. I upgraded my fries to sweet potato fries to make everything a little healthier.
Max ordered the french dip with curly fries. I think he needed a real down-home french dip after the french dip burgers.
I couldn’t have hoped for a better BLT. And the upgrade to sweet potato fries was well worth the extra dollar. They were perfectly cooked.
Such a great lunch.
Definitely stop by this fun little diner the next time your in San Francisco. Everything we had was delicious and the whole experience was just fun.
After the stop at Mel’s we flew home. No stops, nothing. Just two hours of driving home. I took a little nap and Max took the hard job and drove through the afternoon in the warm, perfect for napping car.
We pulled in around 2pm and at 2:30 after settling in a little I needed a snack. So early, but I decided to just eat and get back on schedule tomorrow.
See you after dinner. Don’t forget to read about part one if you missed it!