Monday, March 02, 2009
Heck of a weekend (#3)
Saturday was a spectacular day weather-wise in the Bay area (60's, partly sunny), so I set out to see as much of the city as possible.
Mission accomplished! Here's a depiction of the day's route per Google Maps. By my reckoning, I hiked ~12 miles all over San Francisco on Saturday.
(You have to imagine a ferry ride from San Francisco to Suasalito - I can't mix and match walking and public transportation on the same map.)
Here's the highlights of the day:
-a tour of AT&T Park, including a visit to the clubhouse, dugouts, and on the field.
-a ferry ride from SF to Sausalito. (Sausalito is a tourist trap, btw.)
-scenic visits from Vista Point, overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge and SF.
-a walk across the Golden Gate Bridge.
-views of the Marin Headlands from Fort Point.
-a walk through the Presidio to Fisherman's Wharf.
-Tasting 6 very nice California wines at Pier 39
-Hiking back to my hotel via Chinatown, but the highlight was an unplanned stop in Little Italy for a dinner of homemade penne.
I also took something like 200 pictures, the majority of which either came during the ferry ride across the Bay, or the walk across the Golden Gate Bridge. I'll share them as soon as I get them uploaded, which firstly relies on me getting home!
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