Wednesday, May 15, 2013

San Francisco: ChinaTown, Pier 39, Fisherman's Wharf, Lombard Street, Swan Oyster Depot and the Palace of Fine Arts

 Tuesday we hit up all the "local" flavor in San Francisco! (aka- the tourist sights) 
Chinatown was fun and very colorful! 

 We ate some fried seafood on Fisherman's Wharf while gazing out at Alcatraz in the distance. 

 We saw at the ships along Pier 39 and stopped to buy some sourdough bread at Boudin's Bakery. 

 Then we headed over to Lombard street and drove down it. It was scary and of course Mark had to screech the tires a few times (like the college boys who went before us) 

We didn't do the trolley ride since we were running out of time. Next time:) 
But we did have time to grab some fresh raw seafood right before we headed back to the airport at Swan Oyster Depot. I will most definitely be going back.

Right before we left, we were able to see some of that famous San Fran fog!
(the Gold Gate Bridge should be right behind that fog!) 
And if you remember the movie The Rock (about the breakout from Alcatraz with Sean Connery) there was a scene from the movie when he meets his daughter at this next set of pictures. 
I guess they actually made this structure for an art gala and then everyone loved it so much that they fortified it and made it able to stand the test of time, even after the art gala was done. 
It was beautiful! 

It was truly a WONDERFUL trip- one of the best vacations we've ever taken together! 
We most definitely couldn't have taken this trip without our awesome family and friends who watched the kiddos for us while we were away. Grandma and Grandpa. Chad and Melody. Matt and Janelle. Britta. We are so very grateful for the love you showed our kiddos while we were away. 
Thank you for giving of your time to our family! 
We appreciate you! 

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