Sunday, July 19, 2009

San Francisco

We left Montara, drove through Half Moon Bay and on to San Francisco.  At the suggestion of our host at the hostel we went to the Cliff House Restaurant for brunch.   We loved the history of this place and especially enjoyed learning about the Sutro Baths (magnificent public saltwater baths which first opened in 1896) - the ruins of which are next to the restaurant.

                                              Sutro Bath ruins 

The rest of the day we spent exploring the city.  So many fun things to see and do here: Chinatown, Fisherman's Warf, Golden Gate Park and our favorite tourist attraction Lombard Street (the crookedest street).  It was funny because we saw a great part of the city by trying to get to the top of this street.  Be aware if you've never driven in San Francisco before - you cannot make a left turn anywhere!

                                     Driving down Lombard Street.

Later in the day we left the city and drove over the Golden Gate Bridge to our friend's house in Corte Madera.  Gotta love San Francisco!

(A fun book to read about San Francisco is West From Home Letters of Laura Ingalls Wilder San Francisco 1915).

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