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Harry and Judy's RV Trip
No Photos 8th May 2011 - Summer 2011
Day 22-San Francisco

Had a wonderful mother's day. Even though we're in three different time zones I know they're all thinking of me and I know our hearts are in the same place.  Talked to John and Heather (Heather-sorry I couldn't hear you well because of the wind, let's try to Skype soon).  I tried to take your advice and take more pictures with me and Harry in them.  I also got a really wonderful e-card from Janice, Tim and the kids. Thank you all for your calls and love. I love all of you and miss you.

We started out early from the campground on their own tour bus which turned out to be the best tour I've ever taken.  The guide really knew her stuff, really loved her city and showed us everything.  We stopped at Golden Gate Park, Pier 39 where we saw the sea lions and had lunch at Boudin's (the best chowder in a sourdough bread bowl and caesar salad and chicken salad).  Walked around there for a while, really windy, lots of people, Went to Golden Gate Park and took the elevator up in the deYoung Museum for a great view of SF.

Drove through Nob Hill, saw the beautiful victorian houses painted in all kinds of colors, drove through Haigh/Ashbury where there really still are hippies. Drove through North Beach, the Italian section, Fisherman's Wharf, the financial district (quiet on a Sunday), South Beach, a real beach but nobody swims because of the currents and the temperatures, Telegraph Hill,  there's a Russian section, Ghiradelli Square where they used to make chocolate, looked at all the beautiful, different architecture, saw a cable car exhibit and learned how they work. Drove through Pacific Heights and saw how the other half lives.  The streets there are really steep, I couldn't take a picture that showed how steep they were. Houses are huge, views are great but $30-40 mil? Saw Alcatraz, San Quenton the Presidio, and stopped in Chinatown where we again looked for a camera.  There's a park with men and women playing chess, checkers, majoong and who knows what else.  They're really engrossed in their games. Last stop was at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge at Fort Point.  Beautiful views, great waves. Relaxing trip back to camp listening to, what else, Tony Bennett.

They say the only thing we missed on the tour was the fog and I didn't miss it at all.  It was a really great day, but tiring.  We left at 9 this morning and got back to camp about 6.  Very windy and chilly, about 62 today.

Doing laundry tonight, thinking about making something for dinner and getting ready to leave tomorrow to go up north to the giant redwoods.  Or maybe east to Yosemite, we have to talk. Won't have wifi for the next few days, hope you miss me.

Next: Day 23-To the Redwoods
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Pier 39 Seal Lions

Sea Lions Pier 39

Under Golden Gate Bridge (Fort Point)

Pier 39, San Francisco

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