Monday, January 26, 2009

San Francisco

Took a trip to San Francisco. The first and only stop was Alcatraz on Friday afternoon. It was a cloudy, wet day and that just seemed appropriate. Wow, what a place! They do a really nice job with the audio tour. Saturday morning we went to Golden Gate Park and visited the Conservatory of Flowers and the Japanese Tea Garden. Both are beautiful places. On the way back we went to Giradelli Square and bought the chocolate we had to bring home. We had lunch at Buena Vista which is an Irish Pub. I had a nice warm and wonderful Irish Coffee while we witnessed a "right to life" march go by. That afternoon and evening we walked through The Cannery, Pier 39 and Fisherman's Warf. We drove through Chinatown which was enough as they were celebrating the Chinese New Year and it was wall to wall people. Sunday morning we drove over the Golden Gate Bridge and over to Saulsalito to shop around a bit. Thank goodness we finally found a dog store there. After that we had lunch at the Boudin Bakery and got ourselves some sourdough bread to bring home. It was a short but fun filled weekend.