Monday, June 13, 2011

San Fran--Fisherman's Wharf

I'm a little behind on blogging (I have so much to catch up on) but I've been way too busy watching the entire first season of Glee. Hey, a woman must have priorities. Our movers come a week from tomorrow, so most nights I eat my weight in chocolate (see below), cry for a while and then I feel better. You just never feel 100% prepared for a move.

After our trip to Alcatraz, we landed back at Pier 33 and walked our way down to Pier 39 where all the good stuff is. It was pretty busy (Memorial Day) but we found a little outdoor seafood cafe that was delish. After lunch (and the best people watching EVER), we walked around the back side of the Pier and saw the sea lions of Pier 39. Really cool!

After our Pier 39 adventure, we walked and walked and finally found Amber's Mecca. Ghirardelli Square!! Heaven. I browsed around the little shops flinging things at Tony to hold and having a ball! The treasure of the day was a little tin of a Powell-Hyde trolley car filled with chocolate squares. Tony was just happy with the little sample square they were handing out at the door. What a guy!

After Ghirardelli Square, we walked straight uphill (a LONG way), and finally made it to the top of Lombard Street which is contested to be the "Crookedest Street" in the world. You should have seen the crazy line of cars that was waiting to drive down Lombard Street! We were content just to walk down the side street and take a picture from the bottom. It was a gorgeous day and everybody had their plants and flowering trees in bloom.

After Lombard Street, we walked back down to the Powell-Hyde cable car tournaround (very cool) and rode the cable car all the way back to our hotel in Union Square. I don't remember much after that...I think I passed out and Tony showed up about an hour later with dinner. It was an awesome day...for our one full day in San Francisco, we sure packed a ton of stuff in!

One more day to go...


Anonymous said...

I just love San Francisco, too. Glad you got to visit. See you soon.

Kathleen said...

sooo cool! i'd definitely love to go back there one of these days! (for the chocolate if nothing else!!!)