San Fran

The night before we went to San Francisco, we stayed in Oakland. Apparently, that was a huge mistake as Oakland is apparently….well….not the safest place in the world. Thankfully, despite any close calls, we’re all alive and well πŸ™‚

We woke up at the crack of dawn to get into the city pre-rush hour(s). The hotel had a waffle maker AND fresh blueberries. WIN!

We hopped on the Bay Bridge and crossed into the city.

Once we got there, a bus warned us what to expect of our few hours in San Francisco. Ha.

First, we headed toward Fisherman’s Wharf and Pier 39.

We walked down Pier 39 to see the sea lions. There were hilarious! Apparently, about 25 years ago, sea lions came to Pier 39, and they haven’t left yet. They smelled awful! But were so cute. It was like they were playing king of the mountain with the docks. All day long.

Aww…. From the pier, we had a great view of the island Alcatraz. I keep wanting to call it Azkaban, but then have to remind myself that that’s not real. Alcatraz, however, is basically the same thing. Sans the dementors. Anyway, Al Capone and other equally miserable prisoners were sent to Alcatraz back in the day. Now it’s a tourist destination.

Not only is SF well known for the above, it’s also where Ghiradelli started almost 150 years ago!

After some Ghiradelli yumminess, we walked up the hill (oh, the hills!) to see Lombard St, the curviest street in the world. How cool is that!?

Lunchtime! Honestly, this trip has been about eating food and drinking (very responsibility. don’t worry!) We walked back down the hill back to the Wharf to Boudin to eat clam chowder in sourdough bread bowls.

The restaurant was, apparently, the place that has perfected the art of the sourdough bread. It was quite tasty. All in the same building was a coffee shop and a bakery. They had a track that ran along the roof and dipped down to the various shops to drop off baguettes.

How awesome is that? On our way out of town, we stopped to see the Golden Gate Bridge. We had hoped that the fog would burn off, but it didn’t 😦

Made for some nifty pictures though!

On our way to Salt Lake City!

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