We came to San Francisco to visit friends. We really enjoy the city and I think it has been our third or fourth visit. While they were slaving away at work, we slept in and then enjoyed a lazy breakfast. Waiting for the rain to stop. Our friends told us it almost never rains in San Francisco in June.
By lunchtime we were hungry and wandered down the street. We attempted to take the bus, but the driver didn’t stop. It was one of the stops printed on the street. We were told later we were supposed to flag him down. oh well. Just as we found a proper bus stop the rain tried to start again, so we waited three minutes for it to stop. The walk was nice as it let us see and experience more of the city.
Like this cool Velocette motorcycle in a laundry store window
Lunch was tasty.
We relaxed after lunch and then took the underground MUNI downtown to play tourist.
We have seen most of the sights on previous visits, so we just hopped on one of the open top buses and rode around the downtown area for a while.
It was nice to see the city without being distracted by the traffic. It also gave awesome opportunities for photos. The first tour guide was pretty entertaining.
Lots of bikes in the city
One of the four love statues downtown
We saw several sculptures
The open top bus was great to get shots of the city
The pyramid building. the tallest in SFO
Giant lotus in front of city hall for the upcoming Asian festival
The MUNI ride back was packed. The first train was standing room only and the passengers were packed in like sardines. There wasn’t any room for us to squeeze in. The second train had just enough room for us. It was a short ride back to where we were staying.
We went out with our friends for a very tasty dinner and a drive around town.
They took us up to the twin peaks to get a glimpse of the city below at night. It was pretty packed with people all snapping photos. The wind was blowing quite hard, so we didn’t stay too long. On they way back down we went down a 17% grade. whee! I think the street yesterday was even more steep.
It was great to see our friends again, and had a blast staying with them.
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