Sunday, February 13, 2011

Day 2 [continued] - San Francisco


Steam tug Hercules

First sights of San Francisco included:

~A stroll along the historic Hyde St Pier, the old ferry pier which is part of the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. A variety of historical ships are moored there for viewing - and for exploring.

~First glimpse of the Golden Gate Bridge, portions of its mighty structure rising through the fog.

~Musee Mecanique, one of the world's largest (over 200) privately owned collection of coin-operated mechanical musical instruments and antique arcade machines in their original working condition. For 50 cents, you can play them!

~Fishermen's Grotto, the fish markets, clam chowder, and fresh crabs being cooked on the street front, to be bought, cracked and eaten at stainless steel troughs right there on the footpath!

Tomorrow, more exploring, then on Tuesday we have our full-day tour to Yosemite National Park.

1 comment:

DeAnn said...

Oh! I am excited about the Yosemite tour! I remember being absolutely dwarfed and awe struck by those huge trees ... my dad said they had seen many a little girl in their day ... and had a special fondness for them!
I remember knotts berry farm and maybe marine world on this trip - they were shooting an episode of the Monster Family and Hermann was green ... our tv was black and white so it made quite an impression on me ... hope you are having as great a time Noella! ~D