Friday, November 13, 2009

San Francisco

I was lucky enough to take a recent business trip to San Francisco. What is a trip to SF without a photo of the Golden Gate Bridge?? Here are a bunch of photos in no apparent order from the trip!
I flew into San Jose, where my sister Leigh lives, and we drove into SF together to play tourist. Here she is riding the running board on the cable car.
Us together....nice of the conductor to take a photo of us together!
The two of us at the Golden Gate Bridge.
Some of the electric transit down by the wharf.

The morning after I got into SF, I took a walk down by the wharf and followed the scent of sourdough for my breakfast. I visited the Boudin Bakery.
I wanted to bring a bunch of sourdough home but.......the kids wouldn't eat it and it would have been challenging on the plane. I guess I will need to get a starter going at home again like I did a few years ago so I can bake my own sourdough bread. Yum!

Along the wharf I saw this sign for the Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. of Forest Gump fame.
I visited Ghiradelli Square during my walk.
And the gorgeous fountain in the square. It is truly a piece of art.

I had to laugh when I saw the Zoltar machine. It made me think of the movie, Big.

Leigh and I visited Plouf resturant near Chinatown.
We had an amazing dinner of salad, steamed mussels in a coconut broth that was AMAZING as seen below, and creme brulee.

The picture below is the Fine Arts Museum. I had wished I'd brought my tripod so the photo would not have been blurry but you can get the idea of how beautiful it was in the evening.

Back on my morning walk, I saw the sea lions at Pier 39.
It was amazing to see them just hanging out in such a huge group doing nothing but making noise. They are protected so they did not worry about getting harrassed by tourists.
A pretty view of the San Francisco bay. I was singing Sittin' On the Dock of the Bay by Otis Redding in my head while I watched the tide water lap up on the shore. That is one thing I miss living in the desert is large expanses of open water so I love it when I can visit an ocean!
Shortly after this photo was taken...the read reason for the trip took over and all I saw was the inside of hotels and restaurants. I am hoping to go back to San Francisco and visit Alcatraz and play tourist in the not so distant future.


Diane said...

Great pictures Sarah!

keri said...

Ooh you went to all my favorite places in San Francisco I especially with Boudin's clam chowder!