My Trip to San Francisco 1998
I was only there for a short time, but here's what I managed to fit in:
- A tour up and down the streets of
downtown San Francisco.
Some of those side streets are darn near vertical!
- Saw the famous San Francisco cable cars.
This cable car system is the only man-made national monument in the U.S.
- Drove through the Embarcadero (sp??) and over the Golden
It takes 7 full years to paint the bridge, so as soon as they finish
it they have to start over again.
"Big" is an understatement.
- Ate and ate a variety of places from Sunnyvale to
- Best ribs, best donuts, best sweet & sour pork,
best steak, best Creme Brule, ... yum, yum, yum.
- Went on a tour of the totally bizarre
- Went for a country tour
through foothills, mountain meadows, redwood forest,
and along the Pacific ocean coast.
Here's a few pic's from the country tour.
Past Saratoga and into the hills,
there is a state park area
containing California Redwoods!
They were stunning and this picture really doesn't do them justice.
Apparently these trees were just babies but they were massive by
They were absolutely beautiful.
After the Redwood area the road continues on
to the crest of a huge ridge with California poppies growing everywhere.
This next picture is actually a composite of 2 panoramic pictures.
The road (barely visible) on the right of the picture continues on
towards the ocean.
Much as I enjoyed the forest, these meadows were
a joy to drive through.
Clumps of orange poppies (the California state flower) and wild flowers
The coastal highway lay beyond the ridge.
The view was spectacular!!!.
Thunderous green-blue surf pounded
powdery sand beaches at the base of steep cliffs.
There are more sights I'd like to see in California.
- Really big California Redwoods,
- San Francisco's Chinatown,
- Fisherman's Wharf (from the inside of a seafood restaurant,
Maybe next time. ...
This page was last updated: April 2, 1999.
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