Thursday, March 04, 2010

Day 4: California: San Fransisco

We rode over the Bay Bridge from Oakland to San Fransisco.
After seeing the local traffic, we opted for a Tour of SanFransisco on a red open-top bus,
on which we could see the "sights" and not hassle with the traffic.  And the added bonus was that we could get off and on the bus as many times as we wished to explore areas more.
Clipper Ship docked near Fisherman's Wharf, and Dolphin Club swimmers in the colddddd water.
The Cannery.
Home (from back side) to Ghirardelli Chocolate.  Yummy !!
This park was built for the World's Fair when San Fransisco hosted the games.  Today it is surrounded by beautiful homes.
This strip of land used to be the airstrip for the Pressidio, a former military base turned State Park.
The light yellow'ish building at the top center of this photo is Alcatraz.
The Harbor on the far side of the Golden Gate bridge.
In Sausilito we saw so many sailboats ... a really adorable little hamlet on the bay.
A gorgeous photo of the Golden Gate bridge taken from a vantage point located in the Pressidio.
The entrance to Chinatown.  We shopped and ate an authentic dinner here.  WOW !!  What an experience.
Back to the Fisherman's Wharf area .... the sun was beginning to set, and the winds were picking up.  It was getting CHILLY !!
We visited SanFransisco Coffee, Hardrock Cafe, and did a lot of window-shopping.  There were street musicians on nearly every corner, a Mime act, trollies, delicious smells, and even seals in the harbor.

We had a wonderful day in San Fransisco, thanks to the tour company.

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