So here's my take on "the City by the Bay".
|Lloyd by the Golden Gate|
|Lloyd, Joyce and Jake at the lookout.|
|Lloyd, Me, Joyce and Jake|
|Long view of the Golden Gate Bridge|
From the viewpoint, we drove across the bridge and into a park at the other side. Here you can see the true color of the bridge.
|Lloyd, Jake and Joyce|
|The Golden Gate Bridge|
From there we drove to the famous Fishermans Wharf for a seafood lunch. It was an incredibly busy day there complete with a long parade and millions of tourists (including ourselves of course). We had clam chowder as well as fish and chips at the Chowder Hut on the wharf. Delicious!
|Clam Chowder served in a Sourdough bowl.|
Out on the wharf behind the restaurants we had a view of the infamous prison Alkatraz, on an island in the bay. It is closed now but you can take a tour of it if you're so inclined. We weren't.
|Alkatraz as seen through a zoom lens.|
|Jake and his Uncle Lloyd on the wharf with Alkatraz in the background.|
|A quick glimpse of a tall ship as it glided into dock.|
|This is the top of Lombard Street. it was so steep that the road was laid|
out in a zigzag pattern
|Everyone from our generation (flower children of the 1960s) is familiar|
with Haight and Ashbury. All we needed was a circlet of flowers in our hair
to feel like we belonged.
It was too short a visit, but maybe we'll get back there some day.