Walnut Creek Motor Lodge
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... in bed by 9:00p.m., hoping to beat the jet-lag.
We had been reminded several times before coming, about the American customer service; "Have a nice day" etiquette, but we have yet to witness that. The pledge at the airport to welcome visitors was severely lacking! Still, it maybe because San Francisco is such a cosmopolitan city, it doesn't feel that American, more Spanish to be honest. The boys ...
... July 4.
Today, T went to work again.
Besides having a fabulous lunch with him, today was a wander day.
It ended up covering:
Dropping off Man-Pack donation at Next Door Shelter at 1001 Polk Street, a tour, and handing out the donated items.
A tweet and a thank-you!
A beautiful day for a walk down Polk Street and a pause for ...
... It came with a plastic bib that said 'lets get cracking' and nut crackers. I wasn't expecting crab when I ordered it so that was a pleasant surprise. It was FANTASTIC. The sunset over the bay and the Golden Gate in the far distance was beautiful too.
We decided that 5 blocks uphill was too much to walk in the dark so got a cab right at the front of the pier and a $5 cab fare saw us back in our room by 9.15. All in all a fantastic day.
... Alcatraz to the right, and absolutely terrible facilities. That is the problem with hostels: there's always a drawback. This one had no power outlets in my room. But hey, I was in a serene area so it didn't matter.
To be honest my first few days produced little anecdotes. As much as I could go on about the endless delightful views seemingly around every corner (and who wants to hear that? You’ve already had it from my photos ...
... window. We're not used to these. The cabin is ok, just small. After unpacking, it's time for the muster. That's where they explain what we need to do if an emergency occurs. They used to allow up to 48 hours after leaving port before performing this but after the Costa Concordia incident, it has to happen before we can get underway. Once that was done, we wandered around the ship waiting for it to leave ...