Thursday, February 23, 2012

a ride around golden gate park

hi lovelies!
we finally got our film back from a little bike adventure a couple of weekends ago. friday tom and i really wanted to get some exercise so we took gilbert into the city. we had big plans of riding out to the beach but when we got to the city it was soooooo foggy, it was raining! i am not sure if anyone else experiences weather like that but here in the bay area it is the land of sea & fog. it is very beautiful but we were gonna get soaked. we made a pit stop at work to say hi to my co-worker and to decide what we wanted to do when it cleared up so we headed to golden gate park instead.
 this is my favorite park. every time you go, you discover something new. we made stopped at the garden between the california science academy and the de young museum. i remember coming to this very spot when i was little. i loved it and still do. it reminds me a lot of europe and the piazzas.
i just know how to turn that romance on with just.one.look...right...
 we then headed out to the beach where we stopped at the little pond were i have always wanted to check out these little greek pillars....so strange and out of place but it is kinda romantic.
 the pond was FULL of ducks and geese. just look at these guys! so awesome right, with their red faces.
 once at the beach we turned around and made our way back. there was a lake that just opened up again called stowe lake where you can take out paddle or row boats. i had never been so we went to check it out. when the weather gets warmer we are for sure coming back and renting a row boat and getting all romatanical :D
it was about lunch time so we headed to our favorite bar, where they serve the most excellent salad and pizza and of course we had a couple of beers to wash it all down. we rode by the civic center where they always have an art exhibit in the square. i want a dragonboat house, anyone else?
we felt like we didn't get as much exercise as we wanted so we decided to hit up the local roller rink where i had my birthday. the people there were so AMAZING and i was totally green with envy for their mad skating skills. it really made me want to come more often so i can fullfill a life time dream of being a rocking roller skating diva with my high waisted runner shorts and knee high socks! then tom and i could do tricks and blow everyone's minds with our awesomeness! some day this, will happen.
xo,
cb

29 comments:

  1. That looks like the best day ever!!! I love the park...it looks so gorgeous. The skating looks like a lot of fun too :) Makes me want to skate again. Maybe soon!

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    1. i hope you go skating soon, lots of fun and a nice way to sweat a bit :)

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  2. Aw, you go on the cutest dates! I really want to go to golden gate park now. It's a place I've been to a few times but never really have explored.

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    1. you should go to the park soon, you would get some really great shots. im sure your holga would be a good one to bring.

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  3. I have envy for your day!! You guys rock... biking, beer and THEN rollerskating. heroes!
    I live vicariously through your bike trips!
    :)

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  4. sooo cute!! the only place there was to roller-skate indoors got demolished 6years ago..that was a sad day in my life,lol. some of my fondest childhood memories were made there! XO. hope you can check out my blog for some +vibes and inspiration.

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    1. that would be a sad day! maybe they might build a new one? maybe?

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  5. holy fun times Cristie!!!! i'm giggling away over these fun snaps from the park. one look is all it took!!! awe, you are the cutest thing ever : ) i'm enormously into everything you guys do, so much awesome sight seeing and omg......roller rink escapades take the cake!!! wanna package myself up and ship myself off to your corner of the world asap. yes, i DO share your enthusiasm over dragonboat house. gimme some-a that action also!!! ♥

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    1. ship yourself to me! we would have such a blast! coolest house boat ever! haha

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  6. You've got Betty Davis eyes. So sexy.

    I'm super jealous that you went roller skating again. I really want to go but the only rink near me is in the ghetto and I just dont feel like getting stabbed right now.

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    1. thank you amber, thank you very much (in my elvis voice)

      like i have been saying, get that damn jet plane and come be awkward with me while we skate!

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    2. nothing would make me happier than being awkward with you!

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  7. I'll go halfsies on a dragon boat house thing with you, it looks pretty amazing. Do you want to live in the head or the tail or would you prefer we split him long ways?

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    1. well, i think the long way would be better split cause i am sure their are benefits to the head and the tail and i don't wanna miss out and neither should you so :) good? hehe

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  8. love it. looks like so much fun. i totally used to dream about being an awesome roller skater, but alas, with age what little coordination i had has gone out the door. haha. i can still dream though.

    -erin

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    1. you and me both! i can totally picture in my minds eye me being really awesome at roller skating but it won't ever happen, i am waaay awkward while skating, but it still fun nonetheless.

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  9. sass levels are through the roof on this one! i can't wait to open our adults only alcohol rink! my rink is always packed with children falling and smashing into me preventing me from living my dream of never having to see children in public.

    also, what the hell red face ducks??? i've never seen those and i'm not sure how they make me feel.

    <3

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    1. i thought everyone could use a little of my sass, hope you enjoyed it ;D i know the children! they are the worst, if they weren't there it would be a bit better experience for sure. there was one kid that kept following me around and falling like right in front of me, it was madness!

      i know, i know, those ducks blew my mind, like what?!?! ducks aren't suppose to look like that! now no other duck will ever compare.

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  10. hey cutest girl in the ENTIRE world! do you wear blush or are your cheeks rosy like that ?! if its blush please spill!

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    1. thanks sweetie! i for sure wear blush, it is the one thing i love to put on. i use bare naturals from loreal, it is the loose powder kind in its own container, great product!

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  11. love love love the ballet poses by the waterfall! so cute!

    and I say this everytime... but i SO LOVE your adventures!
    Rollar skating fuuuuunnnnnnnnn!

    <3
    xo.
    Des.

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    1. thanks des, i felt very inspired ;D

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  12. you are too cute...what a sweet park and i love your dreams of being the rocking roller lady with tom by your side! so fun

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  13. looks like a very fun day! you always have the cutest outfits too...no matter what you're doing! :) -Lo

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  14. You two have so much fun together, this looks like a very fun day! James and I are just a bit too lazy to do these cool adventures, hee hee but I wish we would a bit more often :)

    xo Lisa

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  15. I want a dragon house boat and I really want to be a roller skating rock star like you!

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    1. lets do it! lets give up everything we have a become roller skating legends!!!!!!!! you should watch roller boggy on netflix to get your heart pumped!

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  16. wow, sounds like a perfect weekend to me! those are the kind of weekends that always stick in my mind as ones to have more of! so much fun!!! xox

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thanks for commenting! it fills me with joy that you have taken the time to stop by!
xo,
cb