As I mentioned earlier, Patrick and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary this week. On Wednesday we took the day off from work to spend the day in San Francisco, which is where we went on our first date. We started at Ghirardelli Square and walked all the way down to Pier 39 casually walking through the shops, people watching, and taking photographs.
Around 4:15 p.m. or so we started our walk back towards our car in hopes of avoiding the commute traffic and working our way across town to our favorite pizza place. We come around the corner on Bay Street to find all cars were gone...including ours! Turns out we could NOT park there after 4PM and our car was towed. We then had to walk back the way we came to a hotel on Van Ness to find a taxi cab to take us to the impound lot. I don't think I said a word from the moment I discovered my car missing till I had to pay the fine to retrieve my car. Can't say our time in SF was priceless since it cost us, $20 to get across town in a cab and $392.75 to get my car back. I so wanted to just come home but hubby insisted we keep on our celebration so off we went to have our pizza.
The next morning as I was getting into my car I noticed there was something under the windshield wipers...oh yes, a parking ticket!! $75 for parking after 4PM! LOL!!!! Yes, I can laugh about it now. Lesson learned!! BE CAREFUL where you park in the city and read ALL SIGNS posted!