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    Get to the chopper!

    November 15, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 8 °C

    I highjacked our 3 year anniversary to give Phil his 40th birthday helicopter ride. We got picked up and went to the private airport where 6 people went up first while we waited. The other 10 people in the group were London twats who were obviously in San Francisco on business and were banging on about how hungover they were. They were mildly obnoxious and I tried really hard to ignore them as this was something I had been looking forward to for ages. The weather was really good to us and we got the most incredible views of the city and bay. It was mind blowing! We were up for about half an hour and it didn’t even go that quickly. I couldn’t believe how amazing everything looked whizzing through the air. We got to go over and under the Golden Gate Bridge too which was total bucket list stuff. We loved it! We got dropped off in Fishermans Wharf (in the van not the helicopter which was a shame) and got some fish from the codmother which was run by a British woman who had lived in San Francisco for 30 years. She wanted to know what we thought. We said the batter was different. We bought some more tat and then went to the aquarium which was probably the same size as Sealife in Brighton but it had an anaxing tunnel where we got to sea sharks and rays. We then got the cable car back to the hotel and freshened up before going to Hop Water Brewery for a couple of pints which were delish. We were going to go to foreign cinema for dinner but cancelled our reservations as we had an early start the next day. We stopped for sushi instead (it is so good here) and were in bed early AGAIN!Read more