SF - Bruch in North Beach and an evening in Haight
Trip Start Nov 08, 2007
24Trip End Jan 03, 2008
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Next we met up with Rick. He had been working for most of the time we were in town, but thankfully we got to spend the rest of our time in town with him. And where do you think a hippie would want to take you? Haight St. It was wild - tons of freaks and hippies. At first, Rick was a little concerned that we had walked so far without being offered any illicit substances. Finally someone walked by us chanting, "mushrooms, acid...". Phew...
We walked back up Haight St and found a Thai restaurant that Rick recommended to get dinner. The food was great, it was cheap, and we knew we had done something right when the place was absolutely jammed by the time we left.
Soon it was time for us to begin wrapping things up in SF. We needed to get back to Berkeley, get our stuff, and then get back over to SF to the Greyhound station to catch our 11pm bus. Rick, Becky and I took the bus to the Bart station, and then the Bart train back across the bay, and Rick very kindly drove us back over and dropped us off at that bus station.
I like San Francisco a lot. I will admit that at times, it was a little much. Almost every concievable piece of land has been developed on, and since it's all hills around, you get the feeling of being in a bowl of houses, buildings, streets, and highways. However, it reminds me a lot of Boston for some reason, and Boston is my favorite city so far (might change on this trip, who knows). At the same time, I didn't realize until being out here this time how many people we know in the area, and it was great seeing all of them.
Total expenses for the day: $207.74
slice of pumpkin cheesecake: $2.50
2 sesame buns: $1
2 bart tickets: $6.20
bus to Haight St: $3.00
bus fare back back to Bart from Haight: $4.50
Thai food for 3: $52
pitcher of beer: $17
2 bart tickets back to Berkeley: $6.20
bridge toll back over to catch the bus: $4.00
2 Greyhound tickets from SF to LA: $64.75