You know that you have arrived at San Francisco airport when this sign greets you in front of your arrival gate. Yes, the Turleys have gone West to find fun and fortune (or at least a family wedding and some beaches). I will try to post each day but that will depend on the signal. (We will be spending a four or five days in Yosemite National Park for the wedding).
Our travels will take us from San Francisco to Yosemite to Santa Cruz/Monterey to Disney to LaJolla over the next two weeks. We arrived yesterday and immediately set out. We went to the favorite burrito place of one of my son’s — a place that he was introduced to by his cousin Zack Rosen (who is getting married this weekend). It was terrific but few of us could finish even the regular burrito.
We then went to the wharf area and took one of my favorite parts of this beautiful city: the old street cars. I can simply sit and watch these cars all day (as my kids have complained). These cars were first only used as part of The Trolley Festival until some genius thought of introducing a permanent F Line with cars from around the world –restored and maintained by the city. Fourteen such cars were acquired second-hand from Philadelphia and those were soon joined by car from Chicago, Baltimore, and places as far as Milan. (There are ten Peter Witt style cars from the city of Milan, Italy built in the 1920s).They are gorgeous and a lot of fun to ride in.
We then walked a lot around the water from the San Francisco Ferry Building on The Embarcadero down to the famed Fisherman’s Wharf where we watched the seals and looked at Alcatraz island (where we are going this morning). We ended up eating that the well-regarded Hog Island Oysters. The oysters were fantastic and the cocktails quite good as well. It was a bit of a line but the staff is very helpful and friendly.
It was pretty windy as these pictures show, but of course gorgeous.
It was a great start to our vacation (despite my throwing out my back on the plane). Now on to Alcatraz!