This past year we’ve been to the city for very short overnights when we went to the ballet. And as we drive through the city every three weeks on our “visit with Dad” drives, I’ve begun to think about showing her more of the city of my birth; the city I love dearly; where I went to college and where I lived for several happy years.
This year I decided to do just that. At 11 she’s actually interested in learning more about mom’s history. So I began a search for a reasonably priced hotel and was lucky enough to find a package deal at what turned out to be a wonderful hotel! The Galleria Park Hotel on Sutter, right in the financial district and just 3-4 blocks from Union Square (major shopping!) and Chinatown! It was a FANTASTIC weekend!
First, the hotel was a renovated old building that was in outstanding shape and perfectly located.
On the way in to San Francisco Thursday afternoon, I took her by two of the places I had lived. It’s been almost 20 years so though I knew where they were, finding my way wasn’t as easy as I’d hoped. The trip down memory lane was pleasant for me and Kiddlebiddle seemed to enjoy it as well. (more…)