Monday, October 1, 2007

The Key to a Perfect Saturday

Let it be said that Chris & I love sleeping in. Until recently, I firmly believed that a perfect Saturday morning was sleeping in as late as possible & eating breakfast at noon. But I've had a change of heart.

Last weekend was cold & rainy, which was fun in that it started to feel like autumn (yes, I already bought a pumpkin!), but not so fun because it's hard to find something to do that doesn't involve paying $20+ at the movie theater.

So Chris decided that we were going to explore a new part of the City and go out to breakfast. Yes, my friends, this is the key to a perfect Saturday morning: going out to breakfast. My new theory is that there is nothing more luxurious than eating breakfast out.

Last weekend we discovered a Panera Bread downtown near AT&T park (where the Giants play). We sat for hours in front of the ginormous windows watching the rain fall (you could almost see the raindrops leave the clouds and fall all the way to the ground), sipping tea, eating bagels and reading & journaling. We watched the preppy rich folk who live in the high-rise condos downtown walk their mini-dogs, and the smart kids from Stanford step off the train to spend a day in the City. We talked and we read, and we prayed, and just sat & watched. It was a perfect rainy Saturday.

This Saturday was sunny and beautiful, and we woke up early and rode our bikes over to Tartine. For those of you who don't live in SF, Tartine is a local bakery with no sign out front, but an endless line out the door. It is always on the list of the top ten best places to eat. However, in the 2+ years that we've lived here, we've never ventured to Tartine (I think it was the line-- intimidating).

We beat the rush and sat outside, enjoying the most amazing bread pudding I've ever had, a scone & a
Scharffenberger pan au chocolate. Yuuumm!! There are few things in the world that make me happier than really, really good food (especially when it looks pretty), and this made me really, really happy!

Eventually, we rode our bikes back home, and took a late-morning nap (best of both worlds!). I woke up and did Pilates/Yoga while Chris continued snoozing, then we went for a beautiful hike in Pacifica. It really was a perfect Saturday!

1 comment:

staff chris said...

agreed, breakfast out is where it's at. no big crowds. no long wait. just peaceful surroundings and good food at the cheapest price of the day.