Sunday I woke up and the plan was to be able to see Ghirardelli Square, Lombard Street and the Golden Gate Bridge before my flight.
There was always a line up super long to ride the cable cars . . . but I did enjoy watching them turn it in the roundhouse at the end. Very neat!
Quickie walk through of the process of making chocolate. This part was a let down to me because I have been to the Hershey factory in Hershey, PA, and they have a whole ride and it is LONG! This took me about 3-4 minutes total to walk by and I was walking SLOWLY!
I started to walk up the street/hill toward Lombard St. Thank goodness for GPS and how it made it easy for me to find places. As I was walking I saw Alcatraz Island and thought it looked cool from where I was.
View of the city and the crazy streets uphill
Lombard Street -- the crookedest road
I saw these cool flowers on the way back down toward the harbor (My friend told me they are called Bottlebrush -- which I think is the perfect name)
So I get in a cab, ask the driver to take me to the Golden Gate Bridge and she starts driving me away from the Golden Gate Bridge, so I wait a minute or two thinking maybe she has a quicker plan in mind, and she is driving me away still, so I tell her to pull over and I get out and she has taken me to Chinatown. Ugh! Fortunately, I was close to a bus stop and rode that back to close to where I started and then found other buses headed where I wanted to go. Stupid cab driver. It would have been so much faster if she wasn't a jerk face! It was cool to see some of Chinatown though!
After an eventful morning, I finally make it to the Golden Gate Bridge!
It wasn't even all that foggy yet either! I got lucky!
When I booked, the way they had cheap flights was that I had a 12 hour layover scheduled in Los Angeles. I figured that would be okay though, since I have an annual pass to Disneyland, I would just rent a car and drive over and play for a couple hours. So that is exactly what I did, but since I finished up in San Francisco a bit early, I asked the booking agent if they had an earlier flight in to Los Angeles, and they did, so I got there an hour earlier! It was a fun way to end my mommy time, riding single rider at Disneyland!