Courtyard by Marriott Novato Marin/Sonoma
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... to Qantas. The staff onboard American Airlines don't even do a safety demonstration while boarding and the plane was extremely old.
We landed at San Francisco and took our transfer from the airport to the hotel. It's weird as they are driving on the wrong side of the road, the cars that are hear are all big with plenty of SUV's.
We just had a quick walk down along Fishermans Wharf and have now come ...
... the most photographed city in America. Suddenly the number of photos taken doubled. It was the first disaster ever filmed by amateurs so 1000s of folks with their just-invented cameras documented the event.
Then it was time for cocktails at 6 pm followed by dinner in one of the hotel's ballrooms. A pleasant way to start the week.
Note: We have traveled with Tauck six times now, but this is our first ...
Another day, another crazy bus journey. This time, it was both the driver and the passengers. Too many crazy conversations to mention but at one stage we had the whole bus discussing where one individual should be dropped off to catch a train further on south. All of the conversations were irrelevant as the driver had already plugged the least favoured location into her iPhone and was rerouting our journey accordingly. We'd made up some time, so heck, why not drop someone ...
... hot to walk carrying our motorcycle gear ... we were glad to hail a taxi anyway.
Lunch in Fisherman's Wharf was followed by a Cable Car ride, with all four of us standing on the side platform of the cable car on the way back - exhilarating!
And the things people say? Well, here are a few oft-heard phrases from this trip: (all) "where's Stuart"; (Craig) "I hate computers!"; (Sylvia & Stuart) "Mandy-Jane ... ...
... these baby ostrich-sized birds to attack and kill pigeons. Consequently, there exist no flock of seagulls at Fisherman's Wharf, just gangs.
After snacking on the universal goodness of a six inch tuna Subway, we again picked up the tour thru the Barbary Coast, Levis Plaza with blue denim walls, the gillion dollar apartments of Russian Hill (a shoe box with a mezzanine), and San Francisco's other Bridge, the double-decked Oakland Bay.
It was ...