Good deed cocktail – United Airlines

Good deed cocktail - United Airlines
During boarding, I helped this lady get her huge oversized carry-on into the overhead compartment. The airline stewardess was appreciative for my assistance so she gave me a free cocktail as a “thank you”, score! I guess it pays to do a random good deed.. Complimentary
Seattle (SEA) to San Francisco (SFO), United Airlines

Maple tree
Emerging leaves on a decorative maple tree (Aceraceae).

Afternoon drinks – Toad Hall

Afternoon drinks - Toad Hall

Bourbon lemonades and a cape cod.
Toad Hall, San Francisco CA

If you follow my posts regularly, you might get the impression that I’m an alcoholic, but I’m really not! My friends are, lol! I actually rarely drink these days if you can believe that. 🙂

Calibrachoa flowers
Pink and yellow Calibrachoa flowers (Solanaceae), Castro.

Rose Kennedy cocktail – Bankers Hill

Rose Kennedy cocktail - Bankers Hill
Vodka, cranberry juice and a splash of soda. Happy hour $5
Bankers Hill, San Diego CA

This was a cute restaurant in a random location not too far away from our hotel. The service was great and the food was yummy. We caught the end of happy hour so we were able to take advantage of their drink specials, yay!

White flowering tree

Random white flowering tree (Malus?) in downtown.

Poolside drinks – Ace Hotel

Poolside drinks - Ace Hotel
Bikini Blonde lager (Maui Brewing Co.) and a Rose Kennedy cocktail.
Ace Hotel, Palm Springs CA

Can anything be better than enjoying a drink poolside!? We always joke at work that our lives are SO hard, but I know I have it comparatively good.

Bikini Blonde lager - Ace Hotel

I loved the can art for the Bikini Blonde beer!

Ace Hotel pool
Ace Hotel pool. I thought the adjustable lounge shades were a nice touch.

Red Carpet Club, we meet again!

Rose Kennedy cocktails - Red Carpet Club
Rose Kennedy cocktails (vodka, cranberry, splash of soda). Complimentary
Red Carpet Club, San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Yay, flying off for another weekend trip to Palm Springs! It’s great to be able to easily leave The City for warmer weather. It definitely recharges me and calms me down.

Rose Kennedy cocktails - Red Carpet Club

July 29, 2013. In the International Terminal lounge before our flight to Paris.

Vodka cocktails – Lookout

Rose Kennedy and Sea Breeze cocktails - Lookout
Rose Kennedy (vodka, cranberry, splash of soda) and Sea Breeze (vodka, cranberry, grapefruit) cocktails.
Lookout, San Francisco CA

The Lookout is a pretty decent drinking hangout on a sunny weekend day. Hi Tops down the street can get super packed so Lookout a more relaxed and chill.

Rose Kennedy cocktail - Lookout
Rose Kennedy. September 27, 2015.

Preparing for the long flight back to SFO – Red Carpet Club

Pre-flight snacks - Red Carpet Club
Rose Kennedy cocktails and snack mix. Complimentary
Red Carpet Club, Honolulu International Airport (HNL)

Wow, that’s definitely just a splash of cranberry juice in those cocktails! It’s barely pink, lol! Time to get my drink on before flying back to San Francisco.

Hawaiian sky
Bye-bye Hawaii! Unitl next time. 🙂

“How Da Ya’ Do” cosmo – Roy’s

How Da Ya' Do cosmo - Roy's

Sobieski orange vodka, triple sec, lime juice, cranberry juice. $10
Roy’s, Waikoloa HI

We ended up at Roy’s because another restaurant that we wanted to go to was closed. I wasn’t too excited for Roy’s because I’d already been to the San Francisco and Seattle branches, but we were with a group so I didn’t want to make a fuss. Everything was just ok. Our group was pretty vocal and readily drunk so we still had a blast, lol.

Orchid table decoration
Orchid table decoration.

Pololu Valley sign

Pololu Valley sign.

Pre-flight snacks – Red Carpet Club

Pre-flight snacks - Red Carpet Club
Cape cod vodka cocktails, Chex mix, Tillamook cheeses, Pepperidge Farm crackers. Complimentary
Red Carpet Club, San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

I’m so glad when I fly on United with David cause then we can relax at the Red Carpet Club before boarding and enjoy free cocktails and snacks. Yay!

Flying brain sticker
Flying brain sticker on an elevator door at the airport.

Cape cod cocktail – Lone Palm

Cape cod cocktail - Lone Palm

Vodka with soda and a splash of cranberry juice.
Lone Palm, San Francisco CA

This place has got to be one of the most random neighborhood bars I’ve ever been to, and that’s a good thing! There’s a single palm tree in front of it, and the interior is decorated in a cheesy (awesome) art deco style. Seems like a perfect bar to me!

Vacant Market liquor store, 17th Street

Vacant Market liquor store, 17th Street. I was walking down to the Castro Muni Station one morning and thought the lighting with the fog looked cool.

Cosmopolitan cocktail – Wang’s in the Desert

Cosmopolitan cocktail - Wang's in the Desert

42 Below vodka, cranberry juice, triple sec, citrus. Happy hour $5
Wang’s in the Desert, Palm Springs CA

Nothing beats a good ole happy hour on a warm desert afternoon. Apparently, Wang’s is the place to be on Fridays!

Empty cocktail glasses, Wang's in the Desert
Happy hour damage. Ok, maybe we drink too much, lol!

Windmills along Highway 10
Windmills along Highway 10.

Cape Cod cocktail – 17 North Roadside Kitchen

Cape Cod cocktail - 17 North Roadside Kitchen
Vodka and cranberry juice with lime wedge. Arrived here during happy hour and took advantage of their drink specials. This place came highly recommended and we had a great time, but it’s randomly located. I’m just glad that I wasn’t driving when we tried to find the place.
17 North Roadside Kitchen, Mount Pleasant SC