this weekend, we took the girls to san francisco. we stayed at the marriott residence inn on oyster point blvd. it was very nice and refreshing as it wasn’t in a crowded part of the city. it was next to the highway and to a little lake. there were mostly businesses around it so it was very quiet. i actually read some bad reviews of the place but decided to give it a try anyway because they have supposedly been remodeled.
we used our free marriott nights that were expiring in march and was put in a 1 bedroom with a sofa sleeper and full kitchenette. worked out for us. plus all marriott residence inns offer free breakfast buffet in the morning. the best residence inn buffet so far was the marriott in anaheim where we stayed during our disneyland trip. there was PLENTY of food to go around and lotsa varieties. during our overnight stay in the sheraton in florida, their paid breakfast buffet couldn’t even begin to compare to the residence inn’s in anaheim. thankfully, we didn’t have to pay for the sheraton’s. that’s another long story so here are the photos:
here’s faith all ready for our aquarium of the bay trip. it was actually pouring that day.
jaelynn and faith inside the aquarium.
faith was waiting for her chance to touch the stingrays but they just wouldn’t swim our way. so jaelynn pointed at them and yelled “come over here” in her baby voice.
of course, then she got scared once they did swam over and thus, that expression.
faith wanted to touch everything. here james was helping her to reach the fish. otherwise, she’ll probably get to swim with them.
reaching the end of the tour, they sat down to do some activities. this one was counting the number of water drops onto the penny without spilling onto the side.
james with the girls.
jaelynn concentrating real hard. lol she just loves playing with water in general.
taking a walk outside the hotel before leaving on monday. overall, i would definitely stay here again.
we actually roamed around chinatown on saturday afternoon and then left because of the rain. i was going to take some photos but i forgot to charge my battery and so no photos.
one of the reasons i was looking foward to the trip was to eat some good chinese food. james bought some chow mein and chow fun in chinatown but they were really bland and just not good. we couldn’t finish them and toss out more than half. we stopped on saturday on our way back to the marriot at this restaurant on san bruno. i think it was called “wong hing restaurant” and they have food ready for take out.
it’s funny because i felt like i was in one of those stephen chow’s movies. love the atmosphere. i bought some bbq park, half a roast duck, and beef fried rice as a last thought. i got plenty of food for less than $20. so how was the food? let’s just say, they were so good we went back again the next day and got plenty to take home. we had them for a late lunch and again for dinner. and again today. instead of the bbq pork (since they were out) we got the beef spare ribs and they were even better. seriously. aaahh…good food and good times with family. can’t beat that.