Wednesday, August 31, 2011

San Francisco

We went to San Francisco on Tuesday and spent the day.  Our first stop was Coit Tower, to get a view of the city.  Then it was a drive down crooked Lombard Street.  We went to the famous Fisherman's Wharf and had a wonderful lunch at Alioto's Restaurant.  We had a great view of the docks and we swapped halves of our shrimp salad and crab salad sandwiches. We also saw two sea lions catching fish while we ate.  We walked all around the waterfront shopping for souvenirs, Christmas presents, and made a stop at Boudin  Bakery, the sourdough bread bakery. We drove over to the Palace of Fine Arts, walked around the palace, but didn't go inside to see the art.  What a beautiful park.  We then went to the Presidio to see the San Francisco National Cemetery and a view of the Golden Gate Bridge in the fog.  We walked down to the waterfront for a view of Alcatraz prison.  It was as low as 58 degrees during the day, 87 when we got back to Lodi. We tried to go to Ghirardelli's Chocolate, so Deb could get her chocolate fix, but there was no parking available in the neighborhood, so we decided to go there on our next visit to San Francisco.

A view from Coit Tower
Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill

A view of Alcatraz from Coit Tower
Deb with Christopher Columbus at Coit Tower

Lombard Street
Lunch at Alioto's

The left view from our table at Alioto's
Looking right from our table

Fisherman's Wharf
Palace of Fine Arts

Cable Car
San Francisco National Cemetery

The Golden Gate Bridge in fog

She can do anything

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