Monday, July 21, 2014

San Francisco Trip - Day 4 Golden Gate Bridge & Sausalito

The second half of our last day was riding over the Golden Gate Bridge and taking a ferry over to Sausalito. I think if Amos and I ever go back we will stay in Sausalito and commute over the bridge into the city. Plus who wouldn't want an excuse to drive over such an exquisite piece of architecture and engineering everyday.  Sausalito is soooo relaxing and beautiful. It is a very small quaint town surrounded by water so there is never a bad view. Cute little shops and restaurants are lined down the main street. So like I mentioned before Amos and I saw and did so many things in the five days we were in San Francisco. Our trip was a success and we definitely would want to come back someday; however. we have a few more travel plans before we make our way back around to this city. 

Thursday, July 17, 2014

San Francisco Trip - Day 4 Haight Asbury

Our last full day we took one of those hop on hop off bus tours around the city. I kind of wish we did this the first day so we had a better idea what we wanted to see or spend more time at. However, I can't complain because we saw and ate a lot the short period we were there and we did do all the must see things that were on our list. Our first stop on the tour where we walked around was Haight Asbury. This was a must see for Amos since he loves music and there was so much history and art around the famous artists who once lived here. We had lunch at a place called Cha Cha Cha, it was cool and had a very laid back vibe. We walked along the whole street going in shops and taking it all in. Our stop wouldn't be complete unless we stopped in the Amoeba Music Store. We both got a few records there and were happy to add to our collection, which is turning out to be rather extensive and unique as we continue to purchase records from all around the country. Stayed tuned for the rest of our day on the hop on hop off tour.

Friday, July 11, 2014

San Francisco Trip - Day 3 Wine Country

Our third day in San Francisco we rented a car and drove up to the wine country, hitting up Napa Valley first.  In total we toured three wineries or really had a full tour of one and drank at two other wineries.  The drive up was nothing spectacular, but we took the more scenic road on the way back to cross over the Golden Gate Bridge. The drive back was so gorgeous I didn't dare take my eyes of it, not even to get my camera out to take some pictures. 

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

San Francisco - Day 2 Alcatraz

On our second day we went to Alcatraz. We booked the trip a week before, which I recommended because they sell out fast. It was a crazy experience. I'm not going to lie when I first got on the rock I was like this isn't so bad, lovely views, I can move around, but then I went inside and it was a totally different feel. The cells were very small and blank.

It is amazing how much history and famous criminals have walked those halls during the time Alcatraz was up and running. After walking around a bit I slowly started to get colder and colder and it was during the middle of the day in summer; I can't image what the winters felt like for the prisoners. The wind blows steadily and being surrounded by water just adds to the chill. So you can image how any attempts of escape were nearly impossible to survive. 

As we concluded our tour we were fortunate to meet and buy a book written and signed by a prisoner who served time at Alcatraz. All in  all I learned a lot and was glad we went during our short stay in San Francisco. Here are some pictures of our tour.