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A short visit to San Francisco


We’re camped not too far from San Francisco, so a quick visit to the City by the Bay was an obvious activity.  The weather was great, so off we went.

Didn’t expect quite so much fog still over the Golden Gate bridge, but it made for interesting pictures.  The Bridge continues to be a tourist draw… lots of people at any of the viewpoints.  After a short walk, we drove to my favorite parking spot in the city, near Chinatown, relatively cheap, and walking distance to most anywhere.  And, you can take the cable cars if you want to roam a little further.

There was a street fair in Chinatown, so right away we were immersed in local events.  Lots of street food, local music, and local art all made for an interesting trip.  Then we walked to Fisherman’s Wharf.  Boy, that place has changed!  New buildings, new stores, new tourist traps everywhere.  But we enjoyed lunch (love crab and corn chowder!), visited the Grotto, and had a great time visiting this picturesque city.

What could be more iconic than the bridge in fog?

What could be more iconic than the bridge in fog?

Street fair when we arrived

Street fair when we arrived

Street fair

Street fair

Trans America provides an excellent backdrop

Trans America provides an excellent backdrop

Pretty hard to go hungry here!

Pretty hard to go hungry here!

St. Francis de Assissi church

St. Peter and Paul Church, Columbus Ave

Coit Tower

Coit Tower

A view up Lombardi Hill, as crowded as always

A view up Lombardi Hill, as crowded as always

No wondering where we are

No wondering where we are

Yum!  Dungeness crab!

Yum! Dungeness crab!

Even the sourdough bread looks like crab

Even the sourdough bread looks like crab

Dockside at Fisherman's Wharf

Dockside at Fisherman’s Wharf

  1. June 17, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    I haven’t been to San Francisco since 1970. I bet it has changed quite a bit.

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