Sunday, April 04, 2010

Lombard St.

video

Hi Knitters,
My son filmed a video of us in the Anderson family van going down Lombard St. in San Francisco. If you don't know, this is the curviest road in the United States but I think there may be one even curvier that I heard about later. It is a very short street, about one block, filled with sharp hairpin turns. My husband took an illegal left to go onto the street so we entered amidst honking and dirty looks. He didn't care one bit. He was funny maneuvering around the city like an old pro, he is very confident in his driving which can be pretty humorous actually. The kids get the biggest kick out of him.

I took the audio out of the video because the kids didn't know I was going to post this so that's why it is quiet. They were being pretty silly.

I have some great trip photos that I'll share later. We stayed at a couple of fantastic spots that are worth a peek.

I'll be back really soon.

I started a fun baby blanket project on Spud says! while I was gone. If you are interested click here. The project is in the last three posts on that blog.
best, susie

12 comments:

Charles said...

Thanks for sharing your family moments. So neat that you went on this trip...before your eldest goes to college. Making memories...

s said...

Well, that looks fun! We walked down the street and it seemed to take forever...also was hard on the legs! (I would have loved to hear the silliness going on in the background.) ;)

Sara in WI said...

Oooh! I forgot to say that I love your new Blog Banner!

jennacar2 said...

Did you go to any yarn stores while you were here in our fabulous city by the bay??

emxlenie said...

SUSAN! I am watching america's worst driver, maybe ten minutes after watching your video, and they have to drive down Lombard st with hot tea cups on a tray! Atleast you didn't have to do that!

Elly said...

That looks so beautiful and fun! San Francisco is one of the cities I'd love to visit in the next few years.
By the way, I love your new blog background! So perfect for spring!

Eliana
(Elly)

Cory said...

I did this when I was 10 years old with my parents and it was so much fun--------your kids will remember this trip forever ....promise!

Kekumukula said...

O man, you were in my city and I didn't get to meet you? But glad you spent some QT w/your ohana. I'm still bummed!

jill said...

San Francisco is the best city and I know you and your family had an awesome time ...thank you for sharing your time with us. I have 2 questions for you ....I am starting the snake in the IBT and would like to make it bigger (longer and fatter) should I add stitches and try shaping the head myself or go to DK weight yarn? Do you have a suggestion as to how to make wooden needles (clover 11's) smooth again, they've just lost their smoothness. Thanks - Jill

Susan said...

Jill,
You could easily change the weight of the yarn for the snake and you wouldn't need to change the pattern to make a larger snake.

Sandpaper on the needles? That would be my bet but I don't know for sure as I have never done it before.

good luck,
susan

Judi A. said...

Oh, Susan, SanFrancisco is one of my most favorite cities! My sister, daughter, and I have visited it several times and have never tired of it. We always stayed at The Sir Francis Drake Hotel. Probably not the best suited for teenagers, but so convenient for walking to China Town, town square,restaurants and shopping, or catching the bus or trolly to anywhere else you want to go. I love to read about all the fun you have traveling with a carload of teenagers. Brings back memories. Nothing like it! Hope you were able to visit Alcatraz while there. Memorable. Anxious to read more of your trip and adventures. Makes me want to visit that city again! :-)

Nancy said...

I grew up in the Central Valley of CA and loved SF. One of my fav cities. Thanks for sharing.