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May 11, 2019 - San Francisco

Slept in a bit longer this morning was out a bit later last night, a bit past my bed time, LOL. Got my car and headed out driving in the city checked out the Golden Gate Bridge welcome center so tomorrow I can just head out of the city, also checked out Fort Point, then making it back to my hotel and out for a walk to get some dinner making a early evening.

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Another adventure

May 10, 2019 - San Francisco

From Newark up I 880 across the Bay bridge into San Francisco drove around a bit waiting for time to check into my room. Wow a lot of one-way streets and lots of crazy drivers sure glad I was not one of them, LOL. The hotel I am in is right across the street from the Oracle ball park a upper class hotel. Get my car sent to parking garage and get checked in, then out exploring some of the city has been a few years since I was here (last time in 77) LOL. Has not changed much.

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Apr 9, 2019 - Back in the USA

Cathay Pacific was touted as being 5 star. The 16 1/2 hours from Singapore to San Francisco did not provide much proof of that rating to me. The seating issue to Hong Kong was minor compared to the 12 1/2 hours to trans-Pacific leg. They had evidently changed aircraft type without notifying us. Instead of adjacent aisle seats in the second row of the Economy Plus section (has a bit more leg-room), we discover upon boarding that we have aisle and MIDDLE seats in the LAST ROW of that section - Right next to the, you guessed it, RESTROOMS. Oh,...

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Mar 21, 2019 - First Day in the BIG City

After a splendid sleep in our new home...for now...we took an Uber in to town and tried to get on an Alcatraz tour but they were booked so we got tickets for the last tour on Sunday when we come back through town. The Piers are really unique in San Francisco, and you see how the "new city" is built around the very "old city" here. We spent some time walking around Pier 39, lots to see here including the famous Sea Lions. We then headed toward Union Square to meet Jay for dinner and were able to hop a ride on the cable car to get there. The...

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Feb 18, 2019 - The LONG Layover

Up at 05:30, 1 hour drive to DFW Airport, 3 1/2 hour flight to San Francisco followed by 13 hours thumb twiddling at airport awaiting departure of flight to Hong Kong. Problem being ticketing to San Fran was different than that to Hong Kong, and hence had to claim baggage, exit secure zone, but could not re-check baggage until 3 1/2 hours before flight to Hong Kong.

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Sep 22, 2018 - San Francisco

We arrived on time in San Francisco and had a 3 hr layover before taking off on our 11 ½ hr. flight to Munich on a 340 Air Bus. Had nice seats halfway back in the rear section. Had window and aisle next to each other which made it nice. There were over three hundred on the plane. With the time zone change and the 11 ½ flight we arrived in Munich Sunday night at 5:15 pm after leaving SF at 9 pm Saturday. More chit chat to put a dot on the map.

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Jul 31, 2018 - California, Part 4

I can’t say I left my heart in San Francisco, but we did enjoy the day in the city by the bay. Thank goodness Vivian checked the weather before we drove to the Bay area. It was pushing 90 degrees at 9 a.m. when we left the motor home. When we got to San Francisco it was barely 60 degrees with a strong wind coming in off the ocean, making it feel a lot colder. Since Vivian had checked the weather, we wore long pants and took along sweatshirts that were certainly needed. We played the role of tourists and took a 2½-hour bus tour of the...

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Southwest trek

Feb 17, 2018 - The weekend at Greg’s

Greg, Anne, Chuck, and Tom all have birthdays in February. When we visit in that month, we celebrate. On Friday, we went to the Waterbar at the Embarcadero. We had a fabulous view of the Bay Bridge which is all decked out in moving lights. On Saturday, Greg and Tom did a buddy project on the new room Greg is building in a part of his condo that was “going to waste.” They fished electrical wire through the ceiling and walls to set up the lighting fixtures. Of course, they had to go to Home Depot to get supplies first. Greg made dinner that...

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Feb 16, 2018 - Visiting San Francisco

On Thursday, Linda Casey, our friend who lived in Rochester 15 years ago and now lives in the East Bay area took us for wine tasting in Lodi. We tasted at 3 different places and had lunch. We had a wonderful time with our friend. On Friday, a classmate of Tom’s from McQuaid High School came to visit. Nick Iuppa is an author like Tom and has worked on the West Coast for many companies before retiring. His wife, Ginny and Anne hit it off wonderfully as the two guys talked about their careers. We found that we had a lot in common including...

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Dec 15, 2017 - San Francisco

Beautiful weather welcomed us into SF, sunny and fresh and lasted throughout our five day visit. No time was wasted. Cable cars and trolley buses received a good work-out as did our feet from the usual investigative work around the shops. Bloomingdales, Macy's etc.etc. Our hotel was well placed right next to Union Square, the focal point of the city's Christmas decorations. Lights, people, street music, ice skating and more lights …. extremely colourful. Fisherman's Wharf and the Embarcadero area were a lot of fun to explore but sadly, like...

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cool down time

Oct 6, 2017 - I support the President, God bless the USA

Ahh yes, there are still many President supporters around, car stickers, people you talk to etc. and then of course you get the other supporters, who support Madonna, Hilary etc. and I might just leave it there. We had a slow start to our final day in San Francisco and the United States of America. Packed up this morning and then headed into the city where we did a self guided city walk around Union Square and South Market. But the highlight of the day for me was time spent in the Haight Ashbury area, known as the hippie world during the...

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Oct 6, 2017 - Riding along on my push bike

Yes, I can say I've actually cycled across the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. (Thanks for the advice, Evan and Rachel, it was a great experience). We left home early yesterday morning (we always leave early, this was just earlier than usual), caught the tram down to Fishermans Wharf, picked up a couple of clumsy, heavy hire bikes with lousy gears and headed off in beautiful sunshine with not a breath of wind to hinder us. We cycled through the Aquatic Park and all along the waterfront on a cycle path which was pretty, up and onto the...

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