A few years ago Gary and I took a trip to Lake Como, Italy. The Lake Como region is absolutely stunning and we got to see elegant palazzos, gorgeous villas, explore several of the small towns that span up and down the lake, experience lovely lakeside restaurants and take in stunning lake views almost everywhere we’d look. What we ate at these lakeside restaurants was pizza. We are pizza lovers by nature so getting to indulge in pizza almost everyday of our trip was one big dream come true. We can remember that every town had their own take and way of making pizza and the ingredients would be different. If you liked pepperoni for example, your pizza would have different pepperoni (small pepperoni slices, or larger slices, or small and spicy slices) depending on the little town you were at. This really intrigued us. I wish today we had documented more of those experiences (we have a lot of photos of the beautiful locations, but back then it wasn’t as acceptable to whip out your iPhone and take pictures of your meal for social media like it is today so, only a few of those photos exist) but hopefully one day soon (when the pandemic is gone) we can re-take that magical Lake Como vacation and document all the pizzas for you.
The one thing that hasn’t changed is our love and enjoyment of pizza. And, we have quite a few pizza places right here in our wonderful city by the bay San Francisco that we can share with you. In fact, you will find a monthly series on my blog “The Great San Francisco Pizza Tour of 2021” where I’ll be sharing our pizza adventures with you all as we search for the best pizza in San Francisco so sit back and enjoy and apologies in advance if these posts make you hungry.
This past Labor Weekend was a blast!! Hubby and I headed into San Francisco to the Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) to experience the Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again exhibit as this was the very last weekend for it. We saw the exhibit when it opened this past May 2019 and then attended the Andy Warhol party at SFMOMA but seeing his work is very inspiring and we really enjoy it so we were excited to see it all one last time.
was on July 20, 1969 when the first moon landing happened with astronauts Neil
Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins on the Apollo 11 and it was the
most thrilling time for space exploration in our nations history and the world.
I wasn’t born yet, but outer space travel, discovering new planets and galaxies,
and that question of are there aliens or
Martians and just the fascination of what would it be like one day for humans
to live in space have always fascinated me.
SFMOMA is said to be the largest museum in America devoted to modern and contemporary art having over 12,000 pieces on exhibit. We had been planning a trip to SFMOMA for a while and when the opportunity to go came we headed into the city. I am an amateur when it comes to art but I know what speaks to me (Vermeer, Fragonard, Watteau, Rembrandt, Goya, Delacroix, the old masters, to name a few) I knew SFMOMA would have awe-inspiring works!! The paintings at SFMOMA are famous enough that you’d recognize them from books and prints but getting the chance to be up close was an incredible experience. Hubby and I had a magnificent time and here is a little of what we saw.