Sunday, June 24, 2012

San Francisco 2012

We are in Sacramento for a visit before moving to Colorado.  On Friday we went to San Francisco and saw all of my favorite tourist sites.  I love that town.  The weather could not have been more perfect and the kids were great tourists/travelers.

First stop, Grandpa's boat.  JJ and Grandpa and my nephew, Cameron, slept on the boat that night.
Inside the boat...

Outside the boat...
The sailors

Another outside the boat

Second stop was the crookedest street in the world... Lombard Street.  San Fran was PACKED with tourists so we didn't get out of the car.  I just snapped this picture as we kept on going.
We parked in China Town and went to the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory.  YUM!

Inside the factory - the little girl in front was just pulling flat cookies off the cookie maker but the two ladies behind were putting fortunes in and folding them.
Then we went to a souvenir shop in China Town to buy some trinkets.
Next we drove to the ocean and parked.  This was the start of our walk to Fisherman's Wharf (pier 39).  Alcatraz is in the background.

We walked to Ghiradelli Square to see the chocolate being made and try some yummy free samples.

Inside the Ghiradelli Chocolate Factory.

Down to Fisherman's Wharf.

On our way back to the car we stopped and watched a tourist fishing boat come in.  They charged $115 for a day of fishing (6 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and then $5 at the end to weigh your fish.  Most of the salmon were at least 15 pounds.

Posing with some pirate statues.
Christopher wanted a picture with this skeleton pirate.  We also took one with the phone and sent it to John.
Posing by the public beach right on the wharf.  The Golden Gate Bridge is in the background.

Christopher touching the Pacific Ocean for the first time.

Next we drove over the Golden Gate Bridge and stopped on the other side to get this picture of JJ and Kelly.  San Francisco is in the background.  (Chris didn't want to get out of the car and Leslie was asleep.)

The Golden Gate Bridge
Our last stop before going to Tim and Karen's in San Mateo was a beach.  We got out to play for a bit.

Leslie and Grandpa Fewkes on the beach.

Just playing on the beach.

Leslie loved getting her feet wet.  The water was so cold.
Christopher was FILTHY.  He had sand and water up to his knees.

Cleaning off to get in the car.


Diana W. Windley said...

Very cool! I have never visited SF...would love to go someday.

Frozen Chosen said...

So fun! Glad you get to visit some family.