Super Saturday SF Spectacular!

 Coming home from the exciting Kairos 2 Kick-off & Bible Study, we all went home and eagarly slept right away in preparation for the next day. And while that might not be true for the most of us, I’m sure it was for some. 😀

Meeting at Crossroads at 10:30 AM we piled into 5 different cars. The names of the cars were Kumba, the Lion Slayers, the Poachers, Elephant Stampede and, of course, the best car, Mufasa.  (Disclaimer: Author may have slight bias in writing this article). There was some difficulty in getting out of Berkeley, as it is exteremely difficult for all 5 cars to make it through any given traffic signal, but, having all gotten out of Berkeley, we crossed the beautiful Richmond Bridge over to Battery Park. Now allow me to digress a little as I had the special priviledge of being in the car that took a special tour of Sausalito.

Mufasa’s navigator, a very awesome navigator who shall remain nameless, was once again reminded of his ability to make errors as he mistook Andy’s comment about the Outback steakhouse as a cue to exit. Going along what appeared to be the right way, Mufasa took a 5 minute tour of Sauaslito before starting to feel qualms about going deeper and deeper. Mufasa eventually made it back on track to the road and was met with a group that had pretty much took in all that they could of the magnificent view from Battery Park, but what a view it was! From Battery Park you could see the Boats, Alcatraz, a boat dock, SF, the Pacific Ocean, the Bay Bridge in the distance, and oh yeah, the Golden Gate Bridge! Along with the clear skies and the Golden Gate Bridge, there was also a nice and refreshing breeze which was a relief from the sweltering heat wave that had been affecting Berkeley the previous week.

Kairos 2 pride at Battery Park

Kairos 2 pride at Battery Park

The gals line jumpin

The gals line jumpin'

The line jump remixed

The line jump remixed

Straight from Battery Park, we headed over to the famous Pier 39, Fisherman’s Wharf where we went to Chowder’s and ate Clam Chowder in a Sourdough Bread bowl. Surprisingly, many people finished, and we have a picture to commemorate those who did! After eating out fill, who should drop in on us but Kairos 1! We walked over together to Krazy Kaps, the store where we tried on various silly hats, some of which looked distrubingly good and natural on us.

After taking many pictures, we headed over to Lombard St’s most famous quarter-mile section known as the windiest road (most crooked) in the world.  We had the opprotunity to drive down the EIGHT haipin turns at corning speeds that would shock NASCAR drivers, but with people like Michelle and Andy behind the wheel, we were all safe even while going the 5 miles per hour.  We took a picture at the bottom of the hill, showing that we were indeed more than conquerers of this monstrous path.

After spending a good amount of time looking for parking, we ended in Ghiradelli square. The hot day was perfect to enjoy some of the finest ice cream around and other savory sweets. Although not everyone got an Earthquake, sweets were in abundance and I know I gained like 5 pounds just eating that Ice Cream. Well, there you have it. Our SF Spectacular in a not-so-nutshelly-nutshell. I think that the weather, fun, fellowship and experience that we had, was definetely worth the wait.


Tim and David intensely discuss strategy in best devouring their ice cream

Tim and David intensely discuss strategy in how to best devour their ice cream

The girls dont need no strategies to eat their ice cream

The girls don't need no strategies to eat their ice cream

Great way to end the trip

Great way to end the trip

Oh, when talking about the way, I was not talking about the long lines we had all day, I’m talking about the postponement from Labor Day to Saturday. 😀


7 Responses to “Super Saturday SF Spectacular!”

  1. 1 robertkim
    September 10, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    why are there two articles about the same thing? >>

  2. 2 robertkim
    September 10, 2008 at 10:50 pm


    “when talking about the wait

  3. September 11, 2008 at 12:02 pm

    Thanks for the post, Robert! I think the most memorable part this time around for me was inside the Krazy Kaps. There’s so many more hilarious photos that we can’t simply post them all on this blog. However, they’re all uploaded onto Flickr, so please check them out!

  4. 4 jessica
    September 11, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    Yea, it was such an awesome day! It was the most fun I’ve had in SF in a long time! If you missed it, well you can check out our pictures. 🙂 One word of caution, don’t look at them while at work or in a quiet place where your laughter might disturb others or cause them to give you a dirty look. 😀 Enjoy!

  5. 5 robertkim
    September 11, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    That is so true! I laughed so much, especially during the Krazy Kaps store. Be sure to read Abe’s commentary as well 😀

  6. 6 andy
    September 12, 2008 at 12:27 am

    Those are awesome pictures, almost as good as the jenga pictures 🙂

    Thanks for the post Robert, it definitely brought me back to our SF trip!! I can’t wait for our next outing!

  7. 7 Michelle
    September 14, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Haha, thanks Robert, for the note about my driving skills. I didnt even realize that the windy street with the 8 turns was Lombard Street. I seriously thought that after parking we would do something exciting and go to the actual Lombard street…didnt know that we had already passed it. But, I guess the picture we took looks nice and it was worth squeezing into that parking spot for!

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