I have always loved San Francisco. The fog, the skyscrapers, the busyness, it makes me feel alive.The first stop was Fisherman’s Wharf. The kids were enthralled with the street performers, and the clam chowder.
We stepped into the Musee Mecanique. It’s basically an arcade with some really cool antique games. This one got a little intense. We walked down to see the sea lions. There were a million, but we liked the ones in Santa Cruz better. Josh loved the USS Pampanito, a decomissioned WWII submarine and the Balclutha, a cargo ship right behind the Musee Mecanique. After Fisherman’s wharf, and some delicious fish and chips out of a food truck. Anna was ready for a park. Luckily there is a playground right across from the painted ladies.Anna convinced me to play sand monster with her. Observing how much fun we were having a man pointed out that we should invite everyone at the park to play and proceeded to do so. That is how I came to play sand monster at a park in downtown San Francisco with my daughter and 5 other boys ranging in age from 5-10. It was one of the best parts of the trip. The unexpected, unplanned things often are. The next day we rented bikes from Blazing Saddles to bike the bridge. It was amazing. We spent over 5 hours on that excursion.The views throughout were amazing.
We had a trailer, an attached bike and a regular kids bike. The kids switched up bikes every 20-30 minutes.Getting Closer.
And closerWhew, made it.Those hills were killer.The other side. We sat down and ate lunch on the sidewalk as soon as we made it across. Sometimes we are high class like that. Then it was down a terrifying hill into Sausilito.Some of us didn’t quite make it. The ferry ride back across the bay. Josh was bummed we wouldn’t pay to get into the Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum, so we took a picture out front. We went to China Town looking for good dim sum. We were not successful. Such a cool part of the city though. Ghirardelli Square. So delicious. So expensive. Daddy makes walking up the hills fun.On the way home we had to stop at a gas station to stretch and play some football.
It was too short. They passed the test.