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Sherilynn1962  (Level: 116.2 - Posts: 372)
Mon, 30th Mar '09 12:16 AM


Just got back from San Francisco. Hadn't been there since I was a baby.

- Drove 5 hours (not a bad drive from Carson City), which included several stops along the way.

- Was traumatized by getting lost once we got to San Francisco and ending up in places I did not want to be. Some streets are hard to maneuver in a big truck.

- Was reintroduced to incredibly rude California drivers!

- Had no hotel reservations (this was a spur of the moment trip). Luckily we called Radisson and the lovely lady even guided us from where we were lost directly to the hotel.

- Stayed about 100 feet from Fisherman's Wharf - that was really cool. We could see everything from the hotel room.

- Realized how absolutely beautiful San Francisco is.

- Remembered how much I HATE crowded places.

- Rode the cable car thingy. Pretty neat!

- Ate a lot of extremely expensive food.

- Walked up some very outrageous hills. Cussed my husband out for making me do this (silently, of course - our 9-year old daughter was with us).

- Remembered how much I HATE crowded places.

- Watched sea lions - very amusing creatures.

- Know for certain that since I have now visited I never have to go back!

- Did I mention that I HATE crowded places?

Everybody should experience San Francisco. My only regret is that I didn't get to go to Alcatraz. It looked amazing.

God Bless,

Sheri Ras.

Lodi  (Level: 106.0 - Posts: 2144)
Mon, 30th Mar '09 12:37 AM

I always enjoy taking off and heading to Moss Beach and eating at the Moss Beach Distillery after playing in the tide pools all day.

Collioure  (Level: 113.7 - Posts: 9952)
Mon, 30th Mar '09 4:49 AM

Buy a GPS, Sheri.

I'm leaving my province Easter weekend and heading north to the Dordogne.

Godsend in unfamiliar places.

Achad  (Level: 212.1 - Posts: 661)
Mon, 30th Mar '09 5:16 AM

Do you ever get up to Cahors and the Lot valley?
We have a friend lives in Lentillac-Lauzes. There is some lovely scenery/towns and villages.
We go to Poland on Wednesday. Damn, I'll have to drink really good, cheap beer!


Collioure  (Level: 113.7 - Posts: 9952)
Mon, 30th Mar '09 7:50 AM

Actually, Andy, I adore the Lot and I'm going right through there again on Friday, hoping to stay near Souillac. I have to get to Cahors before sundown to see the bridge again and buy some wine.

This gorgeous medieval bridge over which I used to drive, Sploofusers

Achad  (Level: 212.1 - Posts: 661)
Mon, 30th Mar '09 8:38 AM

I remember the bridge well. I got it in WTHAI a while back. The covered market in Cahors was excellent for wine when I was there.

Bobolicios  (Level: 119.6 - Posts: 1745)
Mon, 30th Mar '09 2:41 PM

I'll be jetting off to Canne for the weekend and maybe Zurich next week for end of season sking. Must be nice. Never been to San Francisco but I'll get there someday. I have been to Jamaica, I'd love to go back.

Collioure  (Level: 113.7 - Posts: 9952)
Mon, 30th Mar '09 4:42 PM

BTW a GPS has advantages other than excellent routing. It tracks your true speed, enabling one legally to drive about 5% faster. Auto speedometers all over-report your speed.

Bushyfox  (Level: 174.4 - Posts: 2403)
Mon, 30th Mar '09 5:16 PM

We were in San Francisco for a few days last month en route to Australia from Alaska.

We really enjoyed the place, I liked it far better'n LA. We were not far from Chinatown, and ate there a few times..

I did not get to ride a cable car, nor see the Golden Gate bridge..but got a great pic of the Bay Bridge from the window of the taxi.

We spent half a day at Fisherman's Wharf, I gasped in delight at the HUGE two-deck carousel there, and the half-barrels of gorgeous spring flowers!
Can anybody tell me the history of the carousel?


Carreau  (Level: 245.9 - Posts: 140)
Mon, 30th Mar '09 5:45 PM

Our son and daughter-in-law live in San Francisco, so we visit as often as we can. We like to stay in Napa, which makes me think of Tuscany. For all the old-timers, I strongly recommend the Elderhostel program called "The City by the Bay." They really show you the city.

Achad  (Level: 212.1 - Posts: 661)
Mon, 30th Mar '09 7:06 PM

Went to Frisco back in '80, loved it: High divers on Fisherman's Wharf (Pier 49?), Chocolate Factory, walking across Golden Gate bridge and thro' Presidio, riding trams, massive pizzas. Maybe things have changed

Sherilynn1962  (Level: 116.2 - Posts: 372)
Mon, 30th Mar '09 11:32 PM

I dunno. Maybe it's just me.

The carousel is awesome and the flowers were absolutely gorgeous!

Did I mention how much I hate crowds? Maybe that's what did it......

Sandracam  (Level: 149.3 - Posts: 4190)
Tue, 31st Mar '09 12:05 AM

I lived there for almost 10 years, and I don't remember any dang carousel!

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