Our last few days in SF consisted of doing as many touristy things as possible. We didn’t have any real plans so we just set off into the city to explore.
We started off the day by making our way up to the famous Lombard Street (a.k.a. the crookedest street in the world).
I really like the Google Maps earth view because it shows just how ridiculous this street is.
By the time we got to the bottom of the street, it was already crazy busy with tourists so we made our way to the top as quickly as possible to snag a few pics. As a side note, it must really suck to live on this street. Besides the ridiculous hill climb to get up here, the sheer amount of tourists every day would drive me crazy.
But the views from the top were pretty impressive. I can almost see why living on this street would be worth the trouble…almost.
And off in the distance you can sort of make out Alcatraz and our good friend Karl the Fog.
Next, we decided to head to Union Square via cable car because we couldn’t visit SF and not take a ride on one of the city’s most famous landmarks. As a side note, it’s amazing how these cable cars operate. The entire system is essentially a really long cable that’s continuously moving and the cars just clamp on and off to move and stop. There’s also have a free museum where you can go and learn about the history of the cars and how they work. Selma and I are total nerds so we made it a point to stop by.
We also took a quick detour through Chinatown for lunch. We were on the hunt for basically one thing – baked buns. We stopped at the first bakery we saw and luckily they had a fresh batch waiting for us. There was really no way of knowing if this place was going to be good but the second I saw the picture of Bill Clinton pasted on the wall I knew we had made the right decision.
Afterwards, we took a nice long walk back down to Ghirardelli Square to walk off all those delicious carbs. We even stopped in again to grab some more free chocolates.
Another thing to note is how crazy the weather here can be. On one side of the dock, it was bright and sunny.
And then directly on the other side it looked like there was a hurricane moving in. But it was just good old Karl the Fog again doing his thing. Typical Karl.
But before we knew it, we were on our red-eye flight back to Boston. This was definitely an unforgettable experience and we can’t wait to come back again (if Mike and Natty let us of course). Also, Selma is probably going to kill me for posting this picture of her but I just couldn’t help myself 🙂
And with that, happy Monday and thanks for reading!