Monday, August 13, 2007

"The City"

We took the 50 minute ferry ride from Larkspur to San Francisco on Saturday. It was A LOT of fun. The views are awesome. And, I've learned that I no longer desire to ride on a sailboat on the bay. I've seen the boats out there and thought "wow, that would be so cool." Then we saw them up close and realized that they are hanging on for dear life out there. We saw one that was so close to sideways we thought they were going to tip over. A little too adventurous for us! We will stick with the ferry rides. We took a streetcar from the ferry building down to Fisherman's Wharf and had crab cakes and clam chowder in a sourdough breadbowl. Yummy! Enjoy the pics:

1. This is Mount Tamalpais. We are learning that everyone around here just says Mt. Tam. You can see this from our apartment.

2. This is a sailboat and the GG Bridge in the background.
3. Samuel and I posing in front of San Quentin Prison. Not a bad view for spending life in prison. Our brother-in-law told us that Charles Manson is in this prison. We didn't see him, though. :)
4. The Bay Bridge and the City on the right.
5. Arriving at the Port of San Francisco.
6. Apparently there is no shame in the moniker "Land of Fruit & Nuts".
7. The Ferry Building.
8. Ed posing in front of the business district.
9. Samuel enjoying a bite to eat down at Fisherman's Wharf.
10. Samuel putting on a show on the ride back to the Ferry Building.


db said...

oh my goodness, how fun! now i know why you don't miss WF... :o)

Krista said...

I love all the pictures - it's absolutely gorgeous. You're going to make so many wonderful memories living there. Is Samuel pulling off the books from your bookshelf in the living room? I've been dying to ask, because as soon as I saw it I thought of the mess Lydia would make everyday :)

aje said...

Hey! Looks like fun...we love San Francisco. I know what you mean about the weather being chilly. When Aaron and I were there several years ago, we had to buy jackets and it was the middle of July! Anyway, I know you will enjoy living there!

Kris Coffee said...

What Fun!! We love the Bay Area. I'm glad you guys are enjoying it already.
We miss you! I'm sure we'll see you before too long. California (and my family) beckons.

DAVE M said...

Eating the breadbowls is fine, but don't let Ed try to make one, no matter how much he says "it should be easy". No good can come of it!