Ron and I are spoiled. We've been self-employed and working together for the past 22 years. Although we don't get paid vacations, we can take a day off every now and then to play hookie. We decided that at least one day was to be taken off so we could go to San Francisco.
Monday, June 15:
Today was our day to play hookie. Jessica really wanted to visit San Francisco and get some 'real' sea food at Fisherman's Wharf. She said the sea food in Maryland isn't that great unless you go to Annapolis or Baltimore, both of which are a long drive for her. She also said she can get small crabs called blue crabs but "it's not the same".
|it's busier than I expected for a weekday|
We got a little bit of a late start for the day. When we crossed over the bridge and parked at the garage in SF, we had one thing on our minds: FOOD! Honestly, it was probably sooner than that but as I was the driver and my three passengers slept most of the way (cars seem to do that to them, but not me) I didn't realize it until they awoke and proclaimed their hunger...
Knowing that the weather was expected to be in the 70's, compared to near 100 (or more) at home, we brought our jackets. Good thing we weren't crazy tourists and wore shorts! Jessica's mother-in-law, Christine, works in the medical field. She let us borrow a wheelchair for the day and what a lifesaver it was. Can you imagine crutches in SF?? No thanks.
Once set up in the wheelchair, our next mission was to find someplace to get lunch. And like Goldilocks and The Three Bears, the last one was just right :-)
|the first one was too expensive|
|the second one was open seating with standing room only|
|the third one was just right, not too expensive and plenty of open tables :-)|
|the drinks came fast but still waiting for their lunch|
|clam chowder in a sour dough bread bowl = my SF favorite|
Our hunger was soon abated and it was time to stroll around the area.
|meant for Father's Day but I thought it was cute because Ron was pushing Jessica around all day :-)|
|Pier 39 is home to hundreds of shops, restaurants and even an aquarium|
|the end of the pier has an unobstructed view of Alcatraz Island|
|maybe next time around I can get it, if it's still there...|