No Giants Win
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It was time to pack up, and move to another hostel. I would take the bus to Fisherman's Wharf, and checked into the HI - Fisherman's Wharf. It was a much more scenic area, and nicer than the previous location. Then I went back to the Civil Center area, and visited the Asian Art Museum.
This museum was very extensive, with a lot to see. Obviously, I would not see everything, so no need to even try. So I just picked some sections, and focus on those, including the Korean exhibit. More about it in the review here. I had only 2 hours in this place, before the ballgame.
I left and rode the Muni streetcar to AT&T Park. This day would be a day game, and I arrived early, so I could spend time touring the exterior of the ballpark.
I went in the ballpark, and the same section on the 3rd level. My seat was in sunlight, so I moved to the back row to sit in the shade. If happened to be someone's seat, I would move. I have to say, a great view from my seat, and even better in the daytime. The blue water and seeing boats passing by, making it a great setting. And I did get some garlic fries, dipping them into ranch, which tasted so good.
The third game between the San Francisco Giants and Chicago Cubs, as I hoped to see at least 1 win from the home team.
I left the ballpark, and went to Powell St, to hop on the cable car. Then rode that to the Russian and Nob Hills neighborhood, which was an affluent area. I would walk up the steps of the Ina Coolbrith Park. Named after a San Francisco poet and writer, this park was up along a hill. Some of the houses only accessible by the stairs, plus getting a great view of the city and the bay. Going up these steps, definitely a walk in the park, but not easy.
I got to Lombard Street, the most crookedest street in the world. It has very sharp turns, going down a hill. Not sure if I want to attempt to drive on it. I looked at it at the bottom, dodging traffic in the process. Then went up the stairs on the side. Interesting to see tourists trying to get a good spot, to snap a great photo of the street.
I rode the cable car back to Union Square, then a bus to the Pacific Heights and Japantown area. But by the time I got there, it was too dark to really see anything. So I just went back to the hostel. As it turned out, I would be staying in a room that was co-ed. Never expected that in the US. The room had 24 beds, and yeah, I got the bottom bunk. Just relaxed the rest of the night. Next day, prison and football.