Saturday, May 23, 2009


So the husband and the four-year-old are safely in Oregon, while A. and I stick around here. A. had saved up his money for a large pack of Pokemon cards at this one tiny store in San Francisco that neither he nor G. could remember the name of, but it's purple and has Pikachu painted on the side.

G. said, "It's on not the main cable car line, but one of the other ones, and it's about a block from the cable car museum, and it's on the left elbow."

Usually his directions involve the word "hypotenuse." The "left elbow" is a new one. Being the super-internet-sleuth that I am, I found it on Yelp. And, we found parking right across the street:

And, we walked around and found another store that actually had a rolling Pokemon backpack. You don't see those every day, so I consented to buy it as long as A. promises to use it for the next 5 years.

Then it was off to Pier 39 because I was determined to show A. the sea lions despite his not really caring about them. Once he got there, he liked them:

He kindly shared his pretzel with the pigeons, making sure the smaller birds got their share:

And we found parking right across the street again! It only cost me $3 at the meter, while cars were lined up down 3 blocks to enter the parking garage and pay $20. It was our lucky day.


Kath M said...

Sounds like you had a "10" kind of day - the Pokemon store, the backpack, primo parking, pigeons and a chocolate chip OD on the way home... PERFECT!

Beastarzmom said...

Now, THAT is a great day...

supermom said...

Sure was a good day that! I love the last pic. I always feel so sorry for their necks uncomfortable~ Almost like trying to sleep on a plane!

LemonySarah said...

The look of utter exhaustion on A's face says it all: The most awesomely exciting day EVER.

My kids (now officially a high schooler and a college woman!) still love Pokemon. As a result, I have a soft spot for Pikachu myself!

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