The next day, we took BART through the underground tunnel across the Bay over to Oakland so we could check out Fairyland. It's a place that I've previously checked out/Yelped and decided not to go to because it sounded a bit dated and a bit too hippy-dippy, airy-fairy for me. But when I found a Google Offer (their version of Groupon) for it, I figured it was fate and said why not?
|I'll tell you why not- it's too dated, hippy-dippy and airy-fairy for me!|
|I'm not sure what made him decide to strike a pose in this mini chapel, but I'm pretty sure sexy poses are not allowed in churches. Even mini -ones in Fairyland.|
|Loving the carousel (four times...)|
Our last day in the city was probably the best one. We got to spend the whole day with Joey & Marc, first hiking up to the Golden Gate Bridge from Crissy Field...
On our way back down, Ryan made a new friend on the trail.
An hour later, Joey & Marc took Ryan to the Academy of Science to check out the giant fish (which someone was clearly impressed by), the rain forest, butterflies, the sting rays, and...
The white crocodile (I think its a rare albino)...
And then we capped off the day in beautiful Golden Gate Park and read each other some vows to celebrate fifteen years of marriage. :-) The original plan was to do it under the blossoming cherry blossom trees, but we got lost and improvised in this forest instead.
Marc, Joey and Ryan all patiently sat on a log to witness our mini-ceremony and were clearly, all very deeply entranced and moved by our vows.
That's not the say the trip was 100% perfect...there are always few little hiccups. Rich & Ryan got sick, two homeless people yelled at Ryan (he is apparently responsible for the train not being on time, and taking up too much space on the sidewalk), we got stranded downtown one day after a man fell on the tracks and they shut down the muni to do the ahh...body retrieval. We also witnessed a man...um...expire at Golden Gate Park one evening. But all in all...nothing outside of the ordinary for zany, freaky, beautiful San Francisco. So thank you City of San Francisco & Handsome Uncle Joey (he has his three nephews call him this...I only wish I were joking) for another amazing adventure. Can't wait until the next one...in two months. :-)