Day out in San Francisco

Trip Start Jul 10, 2013
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Trip End Jan 06, 2014


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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Slept on a Tempur-pedic bed, oh my word they are fantastic, definitely need to look into getting us one. We then were treated to a fantastic fully loaded breakfast by Larissa. After everyone ate their full we got ready. Ginny and Ingrid arrived and we headed across to the ferry terminal. We caught the ferry across the bay to the city getting off at Pier 1. With it being a Saturday there was a fantastic farmers market at the pier. We walked around for a bit sampling some of the many fruits on offer before walking across the city through the financial district to Powell Street to catch the famous cable car to Fisherman's Wharf. We waited in line for about half an hour watching the many people around us. We got to the front of the queue and jumped on the Powell Hyde line. Rich and I held on the side with Ingrid and the rest sat on the side for the journey. Along the way at the different stops a few people were able to jump on and off. We went past Union Square and up, a rather steep climb and at one stage the driver lost the cable but was able to pick it up again. We went past the top of Lombard St, the Crookedest St in the world, getting some fantastic views along the way. And as with everything what goes up must come down. We all enjoyed the ride. We got to Fisherman's Wharf and decided to go for a walk along the front before heading to the Wharf. We stopped and watched a sea lion waiting for fish scraps after a fishing boat had just returned from what looked to be a very successful morning. We continued on our way checking out all the sights with all the other hundreds of tourists. Ginny and Ingrid stopped to have a bite to eat and we carried on to Pier 39. The kids loved seeing the sea lions all playing, sleeping in the sun and talking next to the pier. After a time we caught the ferry back to Alameda. We had a brilliant day out and really enjoyed San Francisco. Back at the house we said goodbye to Ginny and Ingrid and we had a lovely evening with Carl, Larissa and Cassie. Larissa had made us some delicious chocolate chip toffee cookies, delicious. Once everyone had eaten and gone to bed Larissa and I sat up chatting while I did a load of washing. So nice to just spent time getting to know one another.
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