San Francisco Diary
A bit more than photos this time…
Day 1. Arrived in the afternoon. Walked along the harbor from the Ferry building over Pier 39 to Fishermans Wharf, had Crab Chowder. Saw the sea lions and visited the USS Pampanito. Took a bus back towards China Town and my hotel. Bus ticket machines don't take $5 nobody could change – a girl gave me the $2 needed. Friendly people here.
Day 2. Breakfast at Café de la Presse. Took the Tram to Pier 35 and bought a ticket for Alcatraz. Ate some mini donuts while waiting for the ferry. Took a guided tour with a park ranger who told stories about the escapes from Alcatraz. Self guided audio tour afterwards. Bought a hoodie in the gift shop, because it was too cold in the fog. Burger at the Wipeout, then walked to Lombard Street and through Russian Hill.
Day 3. Rented a Bike at Bay City Bikes. Rode to and across the Golden Gate Bridge then on to Sausalito. Had a fantastic Elephant Club Sandwich at Cafe Tutti. Went back to San Francisco with the Ferry. Took a Cable Car to the Cable Car Museum after returning the bike. Had a stroll through China Town and Kung Pao chicken in the evening.
Day 4. Breakfast at Sugar Cafe. Took the Muni to Buena Vista and climbed the hill, then strolled through Haight Street towards the Golden Gate Park. Visited the De Young Museum of Fine Arts and took a bus to Ocean Beach when I couldn't walk anymore. Had Fish'n'Chips at the Beach Chalet then a long walk at the beach. Took the Muni back home.
Day 5. Breakfast at Working Girl's Cafe, no WiFi here – first time. Visited the Wells Fargo Museum then walked in zig zag towards the Coit Tower. Climbed it. Walked through Little Italy and had a look in the Saint Peter and Paul Church. Walked down to the Marina and watched the Pelicans fishing. Ate a whole Crab at Sabella Latorre – expensive, a lot of messy work but not bad at all. Finally got my luggage and took the Caltrain to Sunnyvale
Day 6 and 7. Google Summer of Code Mentor Summit. Geeking out.
Enough text? Here are the photos: