We beat the Sacramento heat and ventured to The City in celebration of our one and a half year anniversary and Earth Day celebration! We had originally intended partaking in the San Francisco Earth Day celebration, but I am silly, and I thought it was being held at the Golden Gate Park.
After wandering around for about an hour in this huge park, running into a roller skating party and bridge dance a thon and still not finding this supposedly huge Earth Day celebration, Jef’s friend Mark informed us via text message that it was being held at the Civic Center… my bad!
We decided we were having a pretty awesome time communing with the glorius nature of the gigantic San Franscisco Park, and chose to wander around aimlessly and create our own Earth Day celebration instead of heading to the Civic Center.
Our inner bear cubs came out to play and climb trees.
Jef, Goof Troop Captain, extraordinaire!
We made a new furry friend… Monsieur Gopher!
We gawked at the many glorious park flowers.
After spending a couple of hours wandering aimlessly in Golden Gate Park, we headed to the Mission District for some city street exploration and Ritual Coffee. Eventually our tummies started rumblin’, so we headed over to Gracias Madre, an organic vegan Mexican restaurant located at 2211 Mission Street.
We heard about Gracias Madre from our friends Rachel and Tori, who we happened to run into before our journey to the city. They raved about this place, so we HAD to check it out! Although it was packed in the restaurant when we arrived, it wasn’t long before we had a secure spot at the bar, next to these lovely flowers and the beautiful exposed kitchen.
While awaiting the arrival of our much anticipated food, I sipped on a Soju Margarita and Jef enjoyed a Soju Mojito.
Appetizer time! We shared the sweet potato quesadilla, that was topped with a delicious cashew nacho cheese and pumpkin seeds. YUM!
Here is Jef’s choice of entree: the three taco plate served with a side of black beans. He got a sauteed mushroom and garlic taco, a sauteed kale and garlic taco, and a roasted poblano chiles and onion taco. SO FREAKING GOOD!
My choice of entree was the Tamal, served with a side of marinated veggies, black beans, and pico de gallo. Inside the tamal was sauteed zucchini, mushrooms, and onions. There was also a couple of tasty fresh made salsas sitting on the bar that I topped my tamal with. HOLYMOLY!
And finally, dessert! How we love thee, dessert! We shared the Mexican Wedding Cookies and Homemade Dulce de Leche ice cream…. SWEETJESUSITWASHEAVEN!
Overall, it was a pretty freaking fantastic way to celebrate Earth Day and our one point five anniversary!
FIELD TRIPS = BEST!!