Days 119 and 120 Lazy in San Francisco 

Tim was up and away very early (before we were even up) and just left us to it. So a little bit of a sort and tidy of our things was in order, and of course plenty of admiring the view across the city.

Night view from Tim’s apartment

Day view from Tim’s apartment

Robin called and we all went for food shopping at Whole Foods, not the cheapest but the quality seems very good. We got a selection of things even including ingredients to make a nice beef stew. As Robin was working later she dropped us back at the apartment soon after. We made the stew which did indeed proove to be very nice.
That was it for Monday apart from reading, drinking, eating and generally being lazy.

The next day was laundry to begin with, we washed everything. At around 10.30 am Robin picked us up for a tour of the city. We were chauffeured around visiting; Lombard Street (the classic San Francisco steep winding street), got our first view of the Golden Gate Bridge, Lands End (not Cornwall just in case you are getting confused), Seal Rock (completely free of seals today), a brief glimpse of Alkatraz, the Palace of Fine Arts (which had a lovely lake and lots of wild birds outside), Fishermans Wharf (tourist honeypot) and Golden Gate Park (very big and right in the city centre).

Part of the Palace of Fine Arts

Turtles pretending to not like water

Lombard Street

The very steep up and down of San Francisco streets

Alkatraz (just about)

Golden Gate Bridge

At Fishermans Wharf we stopped and had a lunch (Mexican food). Soon after this Robin was off to work again so we caught the tram (a 1938 one from Italy) back, it ran all the way along Market Street to Castro where we walked back to the apartment where our stew awaited us (along with some pancakes!).
I had a reply from EXPED about my sleeping mat, they are replacing it. The baffle failure is a fault from manufacture. I should get it friday hopefully. Again outstanding service.

Once stew and pancakes were demolished, it was a relaxed end to the day.

2 thoughts on “Days 119 and 120 Lazy in San Francisco 

  1. So happy you got to explore San Francisco! You both have seen and experienced more of the United States and its people than 98% of the folk born here. I’m so impressed and happy for you!


  2. Sandy we have loved it, we have walked san francisco up hill and down dale a lovely city with such contrasting social and economic diversity. We have never seen such homelessness as today, walking around feels especially difficult having just spent a wonderful thankgiving with a friend in oakland.

    We have lots to be thankful for on this trip especially to new friends like yourselves who have been so generous.


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