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KOA Petting Zoo!

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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.

Golden Gate Bridge to the Wharf!
  We retired to bed early (traveling catching up to us). 

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.

Sponge Bob square pants hangout!
  When we arrived there we dined on small baskets of dungenous crab, shrimp, and calamari.  It was delicious!  Next, we toured the hills of san fran on an old cable car that was packed like a sardine can.  Great views from the top of the hills in the city and we decided to walk back down to the pier. 

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.

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KOA Petting Zoo!
KOA Petting Zoo!
Golden Gate Bridge to the Wharf!
Golden Gate Bridge to the Wharf!
Sponge Bob square pants hangout!
Sponge Bob square pants hangout!
Golden Gate from the boat!  Ahoy! …
Golden Gate from the boat! Ahoy!…
The Rock.  The Marshalls Brothers …
The Rock. The Marshalls Brothers…
Skyline view!
Skyline view!
Shark Attack!
Shark Attack!
The San Francisco Treat!
The San Francisco Treat!
Hill workout!
Hill workout!