San Francisco Travel Blog› entry 32 of 39 › view all entries
July 6th, 2007 – by: muppas
I've always heard how beautiful of a city San Francisco is. And I see why now. As we stood atop the hill on Lombard street and walked down, we could clearly see the city beneath us. What a wonderful view.
We didn't really get a chance to check out the Golden Gate bridge. Disappointment. Nothing we could do though; it was fogged in. I saw the base of it, but couldn't even see the road deck! I was under orders from a couple of people to get a shot of it, but it just wasn't happening today. The fog never did lift...
We went down to Fisherman's Wharf, specifically to Pier 39. Gramma and Grampa went their way and Jared and I went our own and wandered around until lunch time. Jared and I walked down to try to get a view of the Golden Gate (you know, already, how that turned out) and we ended up seeing a sight that he'd wanted to see: the bushman! (I'll upload a photo later) The bushman is a dude who looks homeless, and wears a green jacket and hat, and cuts a few branches off a bush to hide behind. As people are walking down the street, he waves the branch at the person and scares the crap out of them. It was pretty amusing to watch.
When we met up for lunch, I introduced Jared to the wonderful world of fresh fried seafood. Nothing up his way can compare to what you can get in a town near the ocean... I'm still unclear whether or not he was into it though.
It was pretty frickin cold in SF today. We'd already packed our jackets away in our main luggage in the van, and it wasn't easily accessable. Gramma decided to buy both Jared and I SF pullovers. We begrudgingly accepted them at first, but both came to completely appreciate them by the end of the day.
Today ended my last day in California. It was a place that never held much desire for me, but now I know I want to come back.
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