We even saw a pair of naval ships that were built-in Norfolk, VA. After the Duck tour we went on the Alcatraz tour. This was a great tour. Learned a lot about its history and famous inmates. We did the audio tour and walked through most of the prison. We wanted to do the night tour because we had heard that it was better but it was creepy enough being in there during the day. These tours book weeks, sometimes months, in advance so plan ahead!
While we were on the tour the sun decided to come out. There are some breathtaking views in this city!
We did a little bar hopping later that night. Found a bar with really cool patrons and bartenders so we ended up going there 2 nights in a row. This guy in the picture was Rocket Bob. He was a retired trolley car driver. I couldn’t really understand him but the guys that worked in the bar loved him. I think he even had a cot upstairs that he sometimes crashed on. One bartender told us Rocket Bob never had an accident as a driver but he did let a rider drive and that person derailed the trolley. These guys had some great stories.
I did eat some fantastic Dungeness crab and fish n’ chips while in San Fran. George was able to find good sausage gravy and biscuits which was a first for the left coast. He’s sampled quite a few in Seattle over the last 10 months. Two weeks after we got back from San Fran, he found a place here that lives up to his standards.
We didn’t spend too much time outside of Fisherman’s Wharf and South Beach. There is a Macy’s in Union Square that I really wanted to go to. Our tour guide said it has one whole floor that’s just women’s shoes. I’m sad I didn’t get to check that out.
We did swing by Ghirardelli Square to indulge in a couple heavenly sundaes. The place was packed but totally worth it! Someone had salad for dinner so he’d have plenty of room for the brownie sundae.
It was a great mini vacation. Hopefully we’ll get to experience another left coast city this May. Portland, Victoria BC, and Vancouver BC are just a few on our list.