It might be worth it to drive from Sacramento to see Van Morrison in the City, but let me tell you, my aching calves are not so happy about it this morning. We couldn't get a reservation at the Big 4 Restaurant in the hotel where we stayed, so we snagged a spot at the Rue Lepic, a delightful French restaurant a mere two blocks away. Downhill. Straight down.
Now, that wouldn't have been so painful had we not walked all over creation and back earlier. That's the thing about San Francisco and staying in Nob Hill, you can walk to the Embarcadero for Dim Sum at Yank Sing or wander over to Union Square or do what we did which was do Vietnamese for lunch, Golden Flower in Chinatown. Walking back up Nob Hill is a lung buster. Forever embedded in my brain now is the woman in front of us, wearing the black-and-white horizontally striped mini-skirt, so tight that she constantly had to tug it down to keep it from riding up around her neck, prancing in her red-soled Louboutins (like that drug lord on Breaking Bad), arm angled at 90-degrees to properly position her Prada bag, who thought she could walk faster than us.
So, when we had serious shopping to do afterward, I thought taking a cab over to Haight Ashbury would spare my feet. Forgot all about my calves until after dinner, and we had to walk up the hill. I asked my husband to just push me up the hill, to place his hands on my butt and back and push, push hard. But instead he grabbed my hand and dragged me. That worked, too.
We were on our way to the Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium to see Van Morrison. The garage next to it charged $50 for parking. I swear, Grace Slick would have a heart attack. Read more in my personal blog today on my business website about Van Morrison Belts It Out at Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium.
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