In my last post on our Road Trip I left you in the tunnel where San Francisco loomed large!
“Remember we’re in a pandemic dear and it’s only just reopening after a year in lockdown. It’s not easy to drive in either.”
But all my worries were in vain – they usually are. We arrived fresh off Highway 1 on a Friday afternoon with light traffic, and easily found our hotel on Fisherman’s Wharf. The streets were mostly empty and those who were out were masked up. We walked to Pier 39 as the sun began to set and I remembered why I love visiting this city!
The cable cars and trolleys weren’t running so the next day we settled for the Hop-On Hop-Off Bus (on top open air) to get around town. Our first stop was the Ferry Building where we had coffee and pastries – not mushrooms in case you wondered.
From there we walked to Union Square when our bus failed to appear in a timely manner. Fortunately we know the city and enjoyed the walk.
But after lunch we rode through the remaining stops so we weren’t forgotten again! Here are some highlights of our tour.
Eventually we were back where we started. We still had plenty of daylight so we explored more of Pier 39, then walked over to Municipal Pier for another look at the skyline and bridge.
We had dinner at McCormicks at Ghiradelli Square where they even took our temperature upon entry. The lobster bisque was wonderful.
Afterwards we returned to our hotel to relax for the evening. That is, until I realized it was almost time for sunset, and ran back over to catch it. I’m glad I did.
And that mostly concludes this road trip – after San Francisco we took I-5 and were back home in two days.
I say ‘mostly concludes’ because there was a stop at the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival outside of Portland, which was quite wonderful.
Stay tuned for that! 🙂