we grabbed some breaky at the hotel mayflower. it's continental--muffins, hardboiled eggs, cheese, ham, bagels, toast ,---you get the pix.
today was embarcadero day.it started at 10:30. we walked down to the ferry building(pier 1) checked out the peeps wares and then started our journey. we walked out on some of the piers--great photo opportunities.
we stopped at techno candy--got some free samples, stopped at a pier that had ":american cup" stuff.''
i was impressed with pier 39. okay i know it's "touristy" but i AM a tourist. lot of action, some really nice shops. we stopped at the fog harbor lighthouse, had a fab view-----we had the best calamari i ever had,clam chowder in a breadbowl, salmon salad, fish and chips, crab cake sandwich, beers and i had 2 margs to die for. our newly wedded daughter joined us while her hubby golfed with his brother.
after lunch, we walked around looking for the supposedly free room of mirrors. it's $5 now---we passed on it. the seal lions was the coolest. they are hilarious---what a blessing that these wild animals choose to grace sf with their presence. we took a million pictures and went to the end and took pix of alcatraz. my hubby gets seasick so visiting it was out of the question. i had some coupons for the aquarium, fleet boats so i gave them to some peeps in line.
next we went to pier 45 to musee mecanique. it was a cool machine museum where you could put in quarters in these arcade machines--it was fun.
we continued up to fishermans wharf, listened to some street performers--this one guy was a one man band--awesome.
next we went to ghirardelli--sampled some candy--got some ice cream.
i have been wanting to ride the cable car---but the lines are long and i'm with 3 men. think about it. well we got a free ride on the f-line back. and we got back at 7:30. so here i sit babblin about my day.
the streets of san francisco are beautiful. i love looking at the buildings, art,different sights etc. but i have a real hard time seeing the people begging. i wish i had a ton of money ----cuz i'd pass it out. as it is i lost the money i had in my pocket today---probably draggin out my map.
i know my comment about the homeless may rub people the wrong way---but no one should go hungry. and yes there are some cons out there but i'll always have a problem with it.
once i was in chicago and a man asked me for a $1---i ignored him and kept walking. he said, "maam please only a dollar. ' i continued to not even look at him. that night i couldn't sleep and i swore i would never do that to a human being again. and i haven't. but here in sf there are so many---i cannot give to all and i feel bad. anyway...
this was our day today.