Next stop was San Francisco, which was as chilled and laid back as I had remembered it. Here is a photo of DH drinking coffee in Union Square, and enjoying the sunshine. (He actually enjoyed it too much and had a very red face by the end of our stay!)
And just to prove that we did actually get there, here's a view of the Golden Gate Bridge, across which DH and I walked, and then caught the ferry back to Fisherman's Wharf from lovely Sausalito. And now to the important bit - the fabric. I had spent a little time researching quilt shops in both destinations (but evidently not enough). All the quilt shops seemed to be out of both towns, but I found two qhich seemed fairly near to each other in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, when I had spent the best part of a morning to get there, I found that one had closed, and the other was a furnishing fabrics store! Never mind, I visited Borders and bought an American quilting magazine, so all was not lost.
In San Francisco, the best quilt shop was a long way away from our hotel in Fisherman's Wharf, but I did manage a visit to Britex Fabrics just off Union Square, and Mendels Far Out Fabrics on Haight Street (obviously my kind of shop!) where I picked up a few little items. My favourite was the 'Day of the Dead' fabric, which I have no idea how to use. It just called to me!
DH was initially impressed when I said all the fabric was half the UK price, but when he found out how much fabric I got for the £ (or $) he became less impressed. (Note to self : don't let DH spend time looking at my stash, or divorce might ensue!)