San Francisco

There’s a new little baby cousin out on the west coast, so I headed over to San Francisco last week to introduce myself to Patrick Onslo Wessel (POW).

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OK, baby POW may not have been the only reason I headed west. There are also cousins and aunts and colorful row houses and hilly walks and tasty food and fog and a bridge that’s mighty fine for strolling on…

Oh, and there are donuts. And when there are donuts, you’re gonna want to take a donut walk. Last spring we did our first donut walk in Brooklyn and Manhattan, so I was well prepared for the San Francisco edition.

IMG_6546We made sure to leave on an empty stomach. See, POW is already drooling at the prospect of the first donut.

IMG_6548Benny’s donuts were your classic, but delicious donut. No crazy exotic flavors here—just rainbow sprinkles, please. We managed to limit ourselves to four. In the beginning we were so hungry that Jackie almost ordered a bagel too, but the key is really to pace yourself.
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IMG_6555Then we took a walk through Golden Gate Park before heading to the second location. IMG_6565 IMG_6570 IMG_6574 From the observation deck, we took in the views of the park and the city. IMG_6577IMG_6584 Still feeling the sugar rush, we stopped to swing dance on the street. IMG_6590 IMG_6593 POW was loving it and laughing the whole time. Note his face below when we stopped dancing. Case in point. IMG_6596But you can’t dance the day away when there are more donuts to be eaten. IMG_6608 The next stop, HeartBaker, had amazing donuts that were still piping hot: lemon, vanilla and chocolate. IMG_6610 IMG_6611 Of course, next up was some more walking—yet again, through a gorgeous park. IMG_6614 IMG_6617 IMG_6629IMG_6634IMG_6631 Our final stop: Dynamo Donut. We figured the main location in the Mission would be crowded on a beautiful Sunday afternoon, but thankfully there is a little off-shoot location right on the dock. IMG_6639 IMG_6640 Here the flavors were more trendy: passionfruit with chocolate nibs, spiced chocolate, and apricot cardamon. IMG_6645And the views were lovely indeed.
IMG_6646 IMG_6649 A bit more walking and a few hamburgers later, POW, ever so virtuous, redeemed our day of gluttony and ate pureed avocado for dinner. IMG_6653 IMG_6657 And took a bath. IMG_6731 And went to bed.

More from the trip in San Francisco to come…

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4 thoughts on “San Francisco

  1. Oh my GOODNESS! SO many donuts! POW is such a beautiful little man!

    xo Lisa | Making Life’s Lemons

  2. Carol Fulkerson on said:

    Looks like a very special trip to see POW…..and his folks.

  3. That is one good looking kid. I wish I could meet his dad. He must be gorgeous.

  4. POW looks like a cool kid. And the donuts…well, let’s just say I want to go on YOUR city guide tours when I grow up. DONUTS!

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