San Francisco

"The Bay area is so beautiful I hesitate to preach about heaven while I’m here." – Billy Graham

"It’s an odd thing, but anyone who disappears is said to be seen in San Francisco. It must be a delightful city and possess all the attractions of the next world" – Oscar Wilde

"Leaving San Francisco is like saying goodbye to an old sweetheart. You want to linger as long as possible. " – Walter Cronkite

"No city invites the heart to come to life as San Francisco does. Arrival in San Francisco is an experience in living"~William Saroyan

"San Francisco itself is art, above all literary art. Every block is a short story, every hill a novel. Every home a poem, every dweller within immortal. That is the whole truth."  William Saroyan

I don’t think I can express how much I love this city. Such amazing sights and atmosphere. Such a relaxed city to be so large. I never felt unsafe during the day even when walking and getting around by myself. I’ve posted a photo album in the side bar and here’s the link – San Francisco. I’ve commented on each photo. I didn’t post near as many as I took because I took a lot of duplicates and I didn’t figure anyone wanted to see 100 photos of the Golden Gate. What can I say – I’m a photographer. Thank heavens for digital or the film developing would break me.

We were walking back from the Ferry Building one evening and a homeless man was asking for change. His plea went something like this "could you spare some change? I need to get inebriated. They say honesty is the best policy so I’m not going to tell you I’m going to buy a burger." It humored me to say the least. You’ve got to give it to him for his honesty.

So loved this city. I can’t even choose a favorite part. We had the best filet mignon I’ve ever put in my mouth at a restaurant called Bobo’s. I may never eat another steak again. I know I will be dissappointed. My sister swears the wine is better there, but since I have yet to acquire a taste for wine I wouldn’t know. A wonderful little hole in the wall hamburger joint in Sausalito. Seriously this place gives new meaning to hole in the wall and the sign over the door just said ‘hamburgers’. A great little Italian restaurant not far from California St and Kearny where I had grilled Salmon on beans and broccolini with pesto. The cable cars – magical -make you feel like a kid.  Fisherman’s Wharf and the sea lions at Pier 39 although Pier 39 was too much of a tourist trap for me, too commercialized and crowded. But you have to go there to see the Sea Lions. I did find a great little crystal place where I found a crystal golden gate bridge and cable car that i would have loved to buy my mother and my mother-in-law, but alas $300 was a bit out of my budget. The Ferry Building is a very neat place with all its gourmet shops. And a short distance away from the city Muir Woods and Tiburon and Sausalito. It’s a city that just inspires. I am definitely longing to go back.