Yesterday October 24th 2008 was my 13-month "surgiversary" and it was marked by some fabulous firsts. I had decided to take yesterday off of work just to burn off some vacation time and as it happened, DH also had the day off. I wasn't even thinking that it was my 13-month mark :).
In deciding what to do with our surprise day together I put together some choices, all outside, all fairly active. My husband chose: Let's go to the San Francisco Zoo, then have lunch, then let's walk the Golden Gate Bridge! So that's what we did. I packed some snax, some water and off we went.
We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day in The City. The weather was in the low 70s without a cloud in the sky. Almost all the animals were "out" and we saw so many beautiful creatures and learned things we didn't know before (like the deer from India, who eats meat and barks -- and when it starts barking, it barks for an hour!!!).
We had a little repast at the zoo then headed over to the Bridge. We walked across, kissed at several strategic stops. We reached the vista point at the other side, stopped for a bathroom break, took in the views and then headed back over. It was magnificent and I am so thrilled to say that I had no difficulty whatsoever with all this walking, and had plenty of energy left over!
After the Bridge we hopped back into the car and headed a few blocks to Fisherman's Wharf. We scored the best parking place ever and went to Cioppino's. DH had the seafood saute and I had an organic greens salad and some minestrone. We walked a few blocks more and stopped in candy store that has a good selection of sugar fee candies. I picked up some SF taffy, my fave :).
What a beautiful and blessed day, full of lovely surprises and wonderful things to see. My fave times are those I spend with DH and getting to enjoy those times in my new body is beyond amazing.