Sunday, July 26th
Up early, packing for four after a week’s stay was challenging. We have rented a Toyota Prius – a Hybrid car. Tim, in his infinite wisdom, has determined that for the increase price for renting this car, it will pay for itself with the gas we will save. It is a smaller car, so one of the many bags we brought for a two week trip will have to stay behind. Business attire and dirty clothes are the easy choice to leave behind. The Marriott has graciously agreed to store this bag until we return on Friday.
To summarize our week long stay in the city of San Fransisco –
Hunter has seen some different cultures – homeless people, schizophrenic people on the public transportation system, China Town, Fisherman’s warf, Haight Ashubury – the place that was famous for hippies in the 60’s, the subways, the street cars that came to SF from other states when they stopped using them, the trolley car, the inside of a catholic cathedral,and the many steps to the top of Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill.
Walker’s highlight was the train (subway), the many parks and playgrounds we stopped at along the way, the Carousel at Golden Gate Park that was free for him, the heated pool and, most importantly, the elevator!
Tim reports his highlight in SF was the Mission district, along with all the others sites they visited.
The city was most beautiful at night with the lights of all the high rise buildings. We enjoyed many ‘hole in the wall” joints for eating – Chinese in China Town, Mexican food somewhere on a desolate street, Thai Food, Burgers, Pizza, great Eggplant Parmesan at an Italian restaurant, some hot fries and Root Beer at a local brewery, lots of Bagel places and good, fresh, cheap donuts and of course, my favorite – room service.
For as much is it fun to see different parts of the United States, the city is for visiting only. It is crowded, loud and so busy! There are tons of people. There was not peace and quiet. Even at the park it was busy! So, I’m glad we have come and been a part of the chaos, but I’m glad I live on a farm in the country.