"Ding Ding goes the Trolley" - How appropriate for our trip to San Francisco. We were fortunate enough to travel at a discounted price when we visited San Francisco. The sites we beheld were absolutely breathtaking. We were struck in awe. My wife and I traveled via jet into San Francisco International Airport. From there we were taken away to a subtle bed and breakfast where we enjoyed our evening. The next morning, we hurried and got our things together so that we could see the sights.
This being the first time in San Francisco we had been told to go to Schooners Restaurant as the dining was impeccable. That was on the list. Hopefully, we could avoid the weight gain and stay active while we were traveling. However no weight loss occurred. We journeyed out of our bed and breakfast and went to China Town. What a beautiful scenic environment. It was if we had traveled to China. Deep into the marketplace, we bartered and traded items and met some very pleasant and accommodating people who showed us even further into the heart of China Town where we saw dances and celebrations take place. We were very blessed.
We next discovered the Chocolate Heaven. Yes, our travel was complete: The Ghirardelli Chocolate Factory. Once we tasted that chocolate, we knew we had to have some and you guessed it: Take Some Home. We planned on sharing but that was still optional based on the heavenly experience that we had tasting the chocolate. We started hoping for weight loss after only a few minutes in the store. We pondered if Joe Montana was ever in the store.
On our list of travels we were off to Lombard Street. To ride the trolley, stroll the main streets of San Francisco and to discover and explore the scenery and beauty of this portion of California. As we arrived, the Red Trolley scurried up and down the street with people getting on and off the trolley traveling to their next destination. We looked down Lombard Street and wondered how many people have actually seen this famous crooked street aside from the individuals who live here.
Next we traveled to Fisherman's Wharf the home of Pier 39 and we didn't know that Fisherman Wharf had gained such adoration and importance by the citizens as well as tourists. The Sea Lions assembled on the rafts lie in the sun as if to tan themselves and the ''Silver Man" who acts as a robot. What a great act that was. Off in the distance we visualized Alcatraz Island. Little did we know that the island housed such prisoners as George "Machine Gun" Kelly, Al Capone to name but a few. We plan to travel back there to take a tour of Alcatraz Island.