Monday, September 13, 2010

Vacation Day 1: San Francisco

This year we began our annual vacation in the charming city of San Francisco. It was my first time to visit the city (Gary's third) and I really fell in love with it. Gary and I kept joking about which house we were going to buy, although we later changed our tune after being stuck in traffic for an hour on a Saturday. Living in a medium sized city does have some advantages.
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We enjoyed getting a glimpse into the wide variety of architecture found throughout the city of San Francisco.
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The farmers market was a dream come true...especially for vegetarians like us who love organic food.
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Near the market, we heard a couple of very talented musicians.



Chinatown made me think of Natalie. It would be so much fun to bring her here someday.
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To get a good overview of the city we went to the top of 210' high Coit tower, which was built in 1933 as a tribute to San Francisco firefighters.
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Coit Tower from a distance

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From the top we saw some great views of the city including Alcatraz and the Bay Bridge.
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Looking through the top of Coit Tower

Next, we took the obligatory touristy cable car ride on one line from beginning to end.
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While we were waiting in line we got to see how they use a large turntable to turn the cars around when they reach the end of the line. The cable car operators make it look so easy.

2 comments:

JackDaddy said...

Where's the puppies??? You know you didn't leave them at home while you were out galavanting! :)

Charity, Gary, Katie and Louie said...

Katie and Louie were home at the Happy Haus with their Grandma. They missed us, but enjoyed getting spoiled by their Gran :) We were so glad to be reunited with them.

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