Doing time

Our only full day at San Francisco was planned full to the brim.
First, we started off with the Painted Ladies, 5 original imperial style houses painted in pastel colors sitting in a row next to a big park which made for a very scenic view. This featured a long drive by trolley bus and San Francisco’s most famous way of transport: the cable car. Riding is is a great adventure, and with cars built as late as 1993 the system is still pretty well maintained. It is not the fasted though, but will get you there faster than you can walk most of the time.

Returning to the Financial District, we made our way back to Union Square to snap the same shot as Mark & Christa did when they were in SF. It good fun guys!
We continued by riding the long cable cars down to the wharf where most tourists are.
This included a trip to San Francisco’s windiest street, Lombard Street. Really good fun.

We also paid a visit to the Aquarium of the Bay, which features not one but two 100 yard tunnels through 2 gigantic fish tanks. This aquarium was a pleasant surprise, as everything was way better maintained then expected.

Finally, and this must have been the mist impressive part so far, we went on a boat trip to Alcatraz. Awesome. I’m not going to say more about it: it’s just that great. We were both in awe for the rest of the day. What a trip!

After dining at the very posh restaurant in our hotel we tucked in early to prepare for the long drive tomorrow. We are heading for the Historic Santa Maria Inn, in Santa Maria. We’re planning to drive all the way on highway 1, which is not quite the same as the interstate…