Friday, January 21, 2011

Our San Fran Honeymoon

I am skipping ahead on this update a bit, only for the purpose of a blog I am writing at PeacefulMamma.  I will jump back to where we left off in 2008 after this post.  These are pictures from our amazing San Francisco honeymoon in September of 2009.  We joined our absolute favorite musician, Michael Franti, at his Power To the Peaceful Music Festival.  It was a three day festival full of music, yoga, workshops, food, and forums.  We were able to see Franti play 3 times and meet him.  He signed his childrens book for our son.  Here are pics from our entire trip...exploring the city of San Francisco, attending the music festival, Franti's after-party at the famous Fillmore Theatre, and the celebration & global forum at Herbst Theatre with Franti.  These are a mix of photos from our point and shoot camera and Drew's DSLR camera.  Enjoy the pictures. 

Walking to Power to the Peaceful at Golden Gate Park
Cool Tree

As soon as we got to the festival, we saw Michael Franti walking around checking out all the artists.

This guy was burning and selling sage and sweet grass. 
The kids sections was full of awesome crafts and a stage for kid musicians.
All elements sanctuary
Enjoying a cold one, right before the Michael Franti after show at the famous Fillmore Theatre.
HUGE photo of Mr. Garcia at the Fillmore
Franti did a whole cover set of the Talking Heads.  It was AWESOME! 
Next morning..on the train heading downtown to explore at join Michael Franti's Celebration & Global Forum
China Town
Eating at a little Chinese place suggested by our wedding photograher. 
San Francisco Brewery Company
The reception hall where Michael Franti held his Celebration & Global Action Forum. 
It was amazing to meet and chat with him!  He is an inspirational and kind person!
Open bar with these delicious drinks that had this Brazilian Rum in them.

The beginning of the forum and acoustic set with Franti. 
This man who is hugging Franti is one of  The Dali Lama's colleague.  He came here to speak to us about compassion and to give a gift to Franti from The Dali Lama. 
A Brazilian Drumming and Dancing group called, Tambores Julio Remelexo.  They were incredible!

Waiting for the Subway back to our hotel. 
Doing what he does best!
Exploring San Fran

The Famous Haight & Ashbury corner!
Our Street!
At Fisherman's Warf


The famous Lombard crooked road.
Golden Gate Bridge


Anika said...

Looks like a really great time. You made me miss SF!

The photos are great too. Your husband took some really great shots of you too. Enjoyed the post!

Anna said...

Looks like an amazing trip! I LOVE Michael Franti. We saw him twice at the Winnipeg Folk Festival. He has such amazing energy when he performs!

the real mia said...

Your photos are beautiful. I LOVE that city. We spent part of our first married summer there, our first anniversary and will be there again for our third. It's totally romantic.