Saturday, October 29, 2011

Big, Busy, and Beautiful San Francisco

After arriving in San Francisco we had to decide which would be the best way to explore this city. We chose the fast speed (40 mph -- wow!) ferry from Larkspur (a 10-minute walk from our RV park) and were on Market Street in a half an hour!! We had expected fog but were blessed by clear skies and a light wind so the views of the bay, and the bridges were exceptional.

As soon as we got off the ferry we noticed the San Francisco branch of the Occupy Wall Street movement.
This was one of the most creative banners that we saw at this encampment in the financial district of the city.

At Fisherman's Wharf we enjoyed lunch at a picnic table with seagulls for company, we also visited a free museum filled with antique nickelodeons, arcade games and player pianos.

The passengers had to hold on tight as the cable car zipped down the hill!!

Colorful China Town!!

The cable cars, trolleys, and everyday drivers seem to take the steep hills in stride, we were winded climbing up to Lombard Street but how could we resist??

We also drove through Golden Gate Park and enjoyed wandering through the Japanese Tea Garden- a peaceful, well manicured stop. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the City by the Bay. However city life is not for us and we will head to Yosemite next.


  1. nice new header! how you managed to connect the pictures so perfectly!!

  2. What campground are you staying at near SF? We'e looking for one for next year.

  3. The Park is Marin RV Park in Greenbrae, right off rte. 101. The sites are tight, gravel back-ins, but you can't beat the location.