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Great views.
I like trolley drivers with a sense of humor. =)

The next day began bright and early as we anticipated a full day. 

First, and this place was so good it deserves its own paragraph, we had breakfast at The Crepe House on Post Street.  It was simply amazing.  Because I like to be really healthy sometimes, I had me a banana and Nutella dessert crepe that could only be what angels eat for breakfast every day.  =)  Really, they were so good.  My mom, lover of junk food ;), had herself a chicken, mushroom and spinach with Hollandaise sauce crepe, and my dad had something with salmon and swiss cheese(whatever it was, I recommend). 

After our decadent breakfast, we headed down a few blocks to the Powell Trolley station to take the obligatory ride from Powell to Fisherman's Wharf.
My brother and I.
  Instead of spending half our day waiting in line to get on the thing, we a.) took a picture on an empty one, then b.) walked up a few blocks and just hopped on.  The ride was certainly fun, and I saw a lot of buildings whose names or history I didn't know (i.e. Transamerica).  After cresting over the last hill, we saw the wonderful Fisherman's Wharf.  The views were beautiful and so was the area in general. 

We basically spent our day there, doing various things that you're supposed to do while there.  We did an hour boat cruise around the Golden Gate and Alcatraz, walked up and down the boardwalk, went to Pier 39 only to be disappointed that the seals migrated, got some bread at Boudin, and generally just ate a lot.
  Among our delectable delights we had crab sandwiches, crab and shrimp combination cocktail (awesome!), clam chowder (sans the bread bowl), and some Irish coffee from Buena Vista (yum!).  Our goal was to stay until sunset as we knew such a view could only yield amazing sunset pictures, so we towards the end of the day we settled ourselves onto the little meadow in front of Ghirardelli Square. 

At Ghirardelli Square, we sampled the new Peanut Butter chocolate squares, and then headed over to Kara's Cupcakes, a place I learned about from other TB reviews. =)  If you read them, they're all right.  They are absolutely amazing.  I purchased 4 as my treat to my family, and everyone, including my dad whose lack of sweet tooth perplexes me, loved them.  We got Peanut Butter Chocolate Ganache, Java, Kara's Karrot, and Banana caramel.  We all said our own was the best.  =)
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Great views.
Great views.
My brother and I.
My brother and I.
Trolley.
Trolley.
The new nifty little inventions- g…
The new nifty little inventions- …
The Transamerica building.
The Transamerica building.
Some some cool hilly streets.
Some some cool hilly streets.
Fishermans Wharf!
Fisherman's Wharf!
So pretty.
So pretty.
La familia.
La familia.
My brother not happy at my attempt…
My brother not happy at my attemp…
Braving the cold water.
Braving the cold water.
The mob of kids doing as the sign …
The mob of kids doing as the sign…
My daddy and I. =)
My daddy and I. =)
America and correctional instituti…
America and correctional institut…
My dad standing sentinel...of my b…
My dad standing sentinel...of my …
View from the boat.
View from the boat.
Golden Gate!
Golden Gate!
Azkaban!  I mean....Alcatraz.  ;)
Azkaban! I mean....Alcatraz. ;)
Karas cupcakes!  Amazing!
Kara's cupcakes! Amazing!
Montage of sunset pictures. =)
Montage of sunset pictures. =)
My favorite.
My favorite.
Irish coffee!
Irish coffee!