Wednesday, January 26, 2011

In Search of Diego

We spent Christmas night and the day after Christmas in San Francisco this year. We stayed at a cute little boutique hotel called Hotel Diva, below is a picture of Lindsay sitting in front of our room's window shade - awesome! Christmas night we wandered the city looking at lights and taking our time with an almost 3 hour dinner at a lovely restaurant. The next morning we woke up to a perfect San Francisco winter morning. The sun was shining and the streets were calling to us. So we set out on a walking adventure, one of our favorite things to do in SF. We were on a quest to find an original Diego Rivera mural in a public space. After reading an amazing children's book on Diego and Frida we learned that these murals did exist in San Francisco and we were on a mission to find one. After some research I decided the best one for us to hunt down was The Making of a Fresco Showing the Building of a City located at the Art Institute of San Francisco. So we set out on our little adventure and ended up having an amazing day. The girls were little troopers walking up and down city streets until we found the art institute. Once there we were able to take in the mural plus explore the actual school itself. We found ourselves up on the roof at one point taking in breathtaking views of our favorite city by the bay - perfect. The rest of the day was spent with a little more exploring, pit stops at parks, and lastly with a matinee showing of Shrek the Musical at the Orpheum theater (If you have a chance to see this traveling show I highly recommend it!!!). What a fun little post Christmas celebration!!!!

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