|Photo- My first true sight of San Francisco skyline on Treasure Island.|
|Photos- Of female statue made of metal on Treasure Island.|
Next stop was the Golden Gate Bridge; where Mona drove the car around in circles because of a shortage of parking while I walked over and on part of the Golden Gate Bridge. It was very windy and noisy but a clear day. Just beautiful! But the parking was a pain. While we were there a double decker bus broke down and it was causing all kinds of traffic issues in the parking lot. A bus even had to back up over the curb to go around the broken down bus. It was a bit of frustrating entertainment for a bit but I was glad to be moving along.
|Photo- The Golden Gate Bridge behind me.|
|Photo- The Golden Gate and Fort Point down below.|
|Photo- The inside of Fort Point.|
|Photo- Some incredible views from the top of Fort Point.|
|Photo- The famous Lombard Street in San Francisco.|
We also took our turn driving down Lombard Street. So of you may know this as the crookedist street in San Fransico. There were groups taking pictures at the top and the bottom of this road. Also there was a bit of waiting to drive down it. I'll tell you this much-- make sure that your car brakes are in good shape bfore you head down this street. It was wonderfully landscaped and a brick roadway. I would imagine that the people that live on it would hate it to a certain extent because of all the tourist traffic on the street. But then again it might be part of the prestige of living at such an address. Or maybe they have a way out the back?
Then, we drove through the Presidio on our way to the Aquatic Park. We finally found a parking spot in Aquatic Park, where you can park for free on Sundays or up to 4 hours other days. We walked along the beach area over to Fisherman’s Wharf. But first we made a stop at the Ghirardelli Square. You could smell chocolate in the air and they were handing out free samples of a pumpkin spiced caramel squares. It was an interesting flavor.
|Photo- Ghirardelli Square's Original Chocolate Shop.|
We continued walking towards the wharf area and walked by a ton of street market artists. Some had drawings or paintings of the area for sale, others would draw pictures of you, and then others had jewelry of all types for sale; all of their prices were for a few bucks.
|Photos- A parade near Fisherman's Wharf.|
Fisherman’s Wharf is fun to walk through but very crowded. We walked a little ways looking for a spot to have a beer. We ended up at a place called Pompei’s Grotto. It was a nice casual easy going place with wood paneling and polished wooden tables and bar area. We sat inside but there was a very nice sidewalk patio area where you could sit under umbrellas. As we were sitting there a little parade went by on the street. I, of course acting like the total tourist, ran out with my camera and got a few pictures. After a beer and a bit to eat, I left Mona at Pompei’s to venture on the wharf more.
|Photo- The sea lions at Pier 39.|
|Photo- A cool photo I took of the Trans American Building |
thru Mona's Sunroof as we drove out of San Fran.