Stone Villa Inn San Mateo - San Francisco SFO
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Slower start this morning after nice B & B brekkie. Caught local train out to Botanical Gardens (even though Russell got us off about 5 blocks early!! Not a lot of color in gardens this time of year but still very good. We checked out the Australian section as well. Lots of Australian Eucalyptus over here in general.
Moved on to the Japanese garden which was very well presented and ...
... double decker bus!
The wind sure can blow, but it's off the ocean. But the view was well worth it.
Maybe we'll sail under it tomorrow!
Down we went through parts of China town and retraced our way through the business district to the pier. Pier 39 where we alighted.
We had a while yet to wait for Ben, so we strolled through the various pathways where there were numerous eateries, drinking holes, ...
... we hopped on a cable car (because you kind of have to on a visit to SF) and wandered down to Marina. This area is largely residential but right on the bay and I imagine were the houses that bring the average pricing up are. It was a beautiful area with not a huge amount going on but then out of nowhere the ‘Palace of Fine Arts’ appears which is very magnificent and I’m not sure the pictures do it justice. We bused back to Little Italy ...
... s directions and I did not get confused. So grateful to Sara for giving me clear directions.
The first place Sara suggested was Union Square, which is known for high end department stores and cool boutiques.I didn't shop due to a tight budget and I wanted to see the other cool parts of the city. As typical of me, I wandered around and walked up some hilly streets. Going up in one direction, I stumble upon Chinatown!
When I entered Chinatown, ...
... price, unsure on what exactly was inside but decided that the entry fee was afforadable and man, we didn't regret that choice. It was 3 stories high and had everything from Jessi's beloved penguins, indoor tropical gardens, earthquake house, fossils and an aquerium. It even had a living roof and hands on science experiments. It was a long but great day.
Well, this is the last day of our adventure! 17months away from home and it is all coming to an ...