Streets of San Francisco
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Trolley Cars, Harbor Cruise and walking hills.
We rolled into Petaluma, CA - KOA a little before dark. (about 20 miles outside San Fran) This place was huge (325 sites) and Brian bought a KOA sticker and stuck it onto our Cargo Carrier. There were only 2 bathroom areas for 325 sites. We had to put on a paper bracelet identifying us as KOA guests. I felt like I was back in college partying at a night club (Venice Demilo used to give bracelets). High security at this place and they had you enter a code to get into the bathrooms (I’ll never tell what the code is or they might kill me). Brian started a fire and made grilled cheese and kielbasa leftovers.
San Franciso Treats!
We drove to hilly, chilly streets of San Fran and parked down near the piers for twenty bucks. We decided to do a 1 hour boat cruise. We glided by “The Rock” and went under the golden gate bridge. It was a great cruise, but was colder than Elvis’s lifeless corpse. I went inside on the boat, but Brian took some photos of the Rock, the bridges and the city. Got off the boat and we cruised the strip. There were a ton of touristy restaurants down one end (Forest Gump’s Shrimp, shrimp casserole, shrimp soup, Hard rock café, etc.). One the other end there was a fresh market with local crab shacks and restaurants.
Also, Brian drove over the Golden Gate and Bay Bridges. Both were scary. Neither took the EZPass. We will be receiving a ticket in the mail! That will be our San Francisco momento:(
My allergies were kicking up something fierce, so we took it a little easy in San Fran. There is a ton to do. San Fran also has public restrooms on street corners. They are futuristic and self cleaning. Beam me up Scottie tissues. We got in what we could and continued back to the East and Yosemite. We originally had a hotel there for two nights, however, after spending a lot of $$$ in Seattle, we decided that camping was most economical.