Visiting San Francisco
We had a fun and exciting visit to San Francisco. I drove Phyllis's minivan and she and Grandma, Shawna, and I visited the city. Yes, I drove the streets of San Francisco. Wow! It was different. This is the "hilliest" city in the country. It is amazing to look, while waiting at a stop sign, and see the hill in front of you rise so far that there is no sky in the your view without leaning forward and looking up.
We started by crossing the bay bridges. They are very large and cross very high over the water. Traffic was wild even though we did not start in until after 10am. They are both 10 lane bridges. The second is a double decker bridge. The top level is all in bound lanes to the city and the bottom level is leaving the city. After leaving the bridges we turned back to see where we crossed.
We passed several trolleys but this is the only picture we were able to get.
The first stop was Pier 39. The pier is a group of shops and restaurants. But the main attractions are the Sea Lions and the view of the the bay.
Alcatraz is easy to see from the end of the pier.
It was fun to walk into many shops. Lunch was great.
Next stop after the piers was Lumbar Street. First I get to drive the hills of San Francisco. Yea! It was great. No other place have I ever driven was close to the steepness of these hills. For some reason the others in the car were not able to get pictures while I was driving the hills. They said something about heights and how steep the hills were. It did not bother me at all. It was just one more adventure.
We drove to the bottom of Lumbar Street to take pictures. It was just too long a line at the top for the drive through the street.
Next The Golden Gate Bridge. Driving over that bridge was another first for me. We stopped on the other side at a park to look back and take a few pictures.
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