Holiday Inn Express Walnut Creek
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
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... to head one block across to the Powell & Hyde Cable Car line. The walk up to Powell was, like so much of the city, incredibly steep. But at the top we caught a cable car and, hanging on the outside, roller coasted up and down the hilly streets right back down to Market St. A slow stroll back to the hotel with a few shopping pitstops along the way. Not sure what's for dinner, but we'll venture out again soon (8.30pm now), and find something good. A fun ...
... and provide 360 degree views of the city from the summit peak, to which we climbed! The other notable feature of Mount Davidson is the 103-foot concrete cross situated on the crest of the hill. It is the site of a yearly prayer service, performed on Easter, when the cross is illuminated and can been seen peeking out from the trees when on the ground below.
We had a slight issue finding the beginning of the trail, and we weren’t alone as a couple in a car ...
... as the other one when I said hello/ goodbye as we left. To the hire-car return centre avoiding the freeway, filled up with petrol, $24 for a full tank, returned the car and took the shuttle to the airport by 9.10. We were fast tracked through control, except, because I must look so dodgy, I was extra checked and re-scanned. Again. When I got our bigger bag from the carousel later I found that they'd cut off the lock, checked the bag and resealed it with a plastic tie. Transport ...
... harbour town of Sausalito and got our first proper views of the San Francisco cityscape. We felt like hanging around with the rest of the tourists and supping on a nice chilled Sauvignon Blanc but the bridge awaited us and we headed on up our final big hill with many bike hires passing us the other way. None of them seemed to be going in our ascending direction, strangely enough. With the hill conquered, the orange bridge came into sight. After ...
... that grip the cable. It is a job that requires amazing strength and precision. The wood blocks need to be replaced every two days which isn't a surprise when you smell them burning on the steel as the Grip controls the car downhill. Needless to say it's a bumpy ride and we had fun standing and holding on tight. There was certainly lots to see at the piers when we made it to Fisherman's Wharf. We went to the famed Pier 39 which is the second busiest ...