Fairmont Heritage Place, Ghirardelli Square
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Three days after arriving in Hemet, we were on the road again. We headed towards San Francisco to meet up with Tom & Denise at the fabulous Fairmont Heritage Place at Ghirardelli Square. This is THE most prestigious Executive Resort in San Francisco. At one time it was a world famous chocolate factory but it's been …
... the giant cables that ran the cars throughout the city. See, I dunno if I'm dumb, but I thought that cable cars were powered by the cables that are suspended over the street. Turns out that real cable cars are run by the underground cables that pull them along the track. I didn't know that! It's super cool (and old) technology. You can even hear the cables humming underground when there aren't any cable cars around. Pretty neat.
We planned on taking a cable car back ...
... entire bay so we could see nothing! Swiftly moved on to our next destination. Somehow i have missed Santa Cruz on the research so had no idea what to expect! Oh it was do cool with a lot of cool rides and other stalls just on the sea front! Like Simon said it was worth paying the money for the two rides just to see Trevor's face afterwards!!!! After a bit of drama on the outskirts of SF, the A navigation team moved back to the front ...
... they have in these parts - again, who knew ;-) It was also a very hot day and as soon as we got to the Bridge the wind was incredible, nearly blew us off the bikes. Once we’d made it through the crowds and across the bridge we found a great spot overlooking the Bay with a fabulous view of the San Francisco skyline and, along with a thousand other people we tucked into our picnic. Another few hours of scenic cycling and Netflix was calling us back to watch the final ...
... So not exactly enticing to get off - lesson learnt when booking tours in future. We got a really good view from atop the bus anyway, and it was mostly just green space to look at - although still quite pretty. We saw; - the Japanese Tea Gardens - Botanical Gardens (they pronounce it beau-tanical), with the county's buffalo out and about too. - Golden Gate Park - bigger than Central Park though unlike NYC, it doesn't have the attractions within it, just green ...