I just got back from a few days in San Francisco. I was there a few years ago, but there is so much that I didn’t see the first time-that this time I saw more and really enjoyed it. Two things that I did repeat was Alcatraz and walking the Golden Gate Bridge.
Alcatraz, what can I say… Something drew me to this cold place again. It definitely had some weird “ju ju” going on there. You could feel it in the air and especially in the prison. My weird self wanted to tour it at night-but at this time the evening tours weren’t available.
Golden Gate Bridge-beautiful as usual. The one mile walk across and then the mile back was worth it. The views from the bridge are breath taking. You can see Alcatraz from the bridge. I remember reading that the prisoners actually hated it because San Francisco was so close-but so far away. I must say they did have an amazing view from that prison.
The sail boats were in full force on the Bay that day. I got a front row view from the bridge- I love the freedom of the boats and how the wind just lets them be free.
I also wanted to see the Painted Ladies. These houses are beautiful-but over the years the colors aren’t as vibrant as they used to be. I’m assuming when new owners take over they tone down the colors of the houses-but never the less they are beautiful. They are located across the street from Alamo Park. It was so crowded that day with onlookers and people just enjoying the sunshine and views of the city and the Painted Ladies. Lots of picnics and wine and cheese going on here. (:
One of the last things on my list was to walk down Lombard Street. The crookedest street in world. This street has some beautiful homes too. But what I found most fascinating were the wild parrots. I heard a lot of squawking and looked up and saw about a dozen or so wild parrots up in the trees talking away to each other. These birds are so beautiful and carefree.
I walked so much of the city and enjoyed my time in San Francisco. I love the vibe there, the lifestyle. It’s a lot like Seattle -but a little more hustle bustle. One thing that did sadden me was the huge number of homeless people. I know every city has this-but it seemed way more prevalent there.
I’ll write more about my experience soon.
As always: Keep Smiling!!! (: