San Francisco

I drove to San Francisco to take in some tourist attractions.  These are the kind of places on the official tourist maps.

If you can find a spot at the foot of Van Ness at the Aquatic Park, enjoy 4 hours free parking. As a bonus, you can see the Historical Ships docked at the Hyde Street Pier.  From there it’s a short walk to Ghirardelli Square and the attached ice cream shop, I bought a small dark chocolate bar.

Deciding to walk off the chocolate before I ate it, I headed up Van Ness Ave toward Lombard.

 

 

Edgar was tired when we reached the top.  We walked up the other side and down the “crooked” side.  These hills are steep.  Going down, we had a nice view of Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill.

There is a documentary about the Parrots of Telegraph Hill, they were flying around as we strolled back toward the waterfront.

 

 

We headed up The Embarcadero toward Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf.  I bought a loaf of famous San Francisco Sour Dough bread at Boudin Bakery.

There are tons of shops on Fisherman’s Wharf and lots of places to buy and eat fresh chowder, crab, and all sorts of seafood.

Edgar pulled me through the shops and out the other end to the docks where the sea lions rest their huge bodies.  Seems the sea lion residents of San Francisco decided to head north and increased the population of the Sea Lion Caves in Oregon.  We did see lots of tourists and a few sea lions.

We passed the Cable Car Turnaround and the Bay Cruises Terminal where you can catch the ferry.  At least it is free northbound on the Golden Gate – southbound it costs $6.00 to cross.

Headed home with our bread and chocolate, anyone have some wine?

Cathy

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