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Sunday Vangie Sunday
Waiting - was the operative word.
Last Sunday, we waited in line for close to one hour, just to have breakfast. Yes, we were forewarned, but when you get inside, you'd say that indeed it was worth the wait. Mama's at Washington Square can literally use the saying "selling like pancakes", because they literally were flipping them endlessly. How were the pancakes or the French toast? We agreed that it was heavenly delicious - but can easily be done at home. No kidding. We will inform you when (or if) you could start lining up outside our humble abode.
I've always looked forward to having Mass in any new place I visit. In fact, that should be the first stop (other than the john perhaps).
So, with the long line for breakfast, mass had to move from 10 to 11am to 12:15pm. The pancakes maybe heavenly but we need to check our priorities next time around :) There was a church beside Mama's (Sts Peter and Paul), of course, during the same time that we waited, we could've heard mass as well. After a hurried breakfast, we rushed to check an 11:45 mass, which turned out to 12:15pm. We rushed out to catch a 12 noon mass which was actually 11:30am.
Hmmmm, someone is not guiding us to the right church, our own undoing.
So we decided to go back to the Church with a 12:15 mass, and we were pleased that we chose that solemn mass at the Shrine of St Francis at North Beach. One of the few that were left standing after that devastating earthquake and fire that leveled the whole of San Francisco in 1906.
Finally at 1:30pm we were out to meet a friend who I haven't seen literally for 12 long years. Yes, 12 years! So Mitzi and I were both literally excited. Our 1:25 bus was running well but suddenly asked us to go down to consolidate passengers with the next bus, which was coming after 4 minutes. I thought that could literally happen only in Manila :( Hmmmm. So again we - waited.
I was literally telling myself while on the bus, "12 years weren't that long"... when 5 of those 12 years were spent communicating through Memento. Can you imagine? It took me those number of years to finally go down the Bay Area and meet up. Hehe....but again as every waiting that day - IT WAS ALL WORTH IT!
Thanks Vangie and Rich for the grand tour (I can't literally imagine getting that close to the lady bridge had it not been through your help), the dinner (I didn't get hives from every great seafood platter we ordered) and the ice cream (what a great discovery for me, an ice cream foodie)!
Here's one last pic of the bridge.
And yes, thank you for Ryan for literally entertaining us...imagine if there were 4 Ryans. :)
That would have been a riot - literally.
Slideshow of Day 4 - the whole day we've been waiting, literally is here
Just a disclosure, I added all the words - "literally" for emphasis and in tribute to Vangie's last blog post...which was now running close to 3 years ago. I thought you were still blogging last year...3 years na pala eversince.
Wow, time really flies - literally!