Don't judge the book by its cover...

Trip Start May 20, 2010
Trip End Jun 21, 2010

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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

For a change we didn’t have to wake up really early this morning but it turned out to be a very busy but productive day.  Today we wanted to see a number of San Francisco landmarks and tourist attractions.  The only problem was that today (like yesterday) was very windy and quite chilly.
We had a late breakfast around 10am and instead of driving we walked.  The size of the shops and types of shops here is just amazing. 
 After looking around for a bit (we were actually waiting for the Apple store to open) we found ourselves in a queue (yes a queue) to enter the Apple store.  See the photos from today. I have never seen a queue for an Apple store especially when nothing new is being released.
To our disappointment they had only WiFi iPads but no 3G.  We might order the iPad tomorrow night in Los Angeles so that we can pick it up after our stint in Mexico.
We then arrived at Union Square, took some photos and boarded the sightseeing bus.  That was the best thing we done today.  We visited countless attractions, took some great photos and saw a lot of San Francisco.  The photos tell a million words.
We visited the famous Golden Gate Bridge - it was cool to go on San Francisco’s most renowned landmark.  The bridge was huge but not the only one - there are a few of them around here.  We visited Japanese Tea Garden that has some nice plant arrangements.  The Town Hall looks like a very impressive building.  
We visited Pier 39 where we had soup in a sour dough bread!!! I never had something like it but it was very good.  We also saw there some smelly Sea Lions, shows and a lot of interesting people.  The only downside here was that Mattias smashed his head on the concrete here. :-(
On our way back to the hotel we rode on the San Franciscos famous Cable Cart originating from 1940s.  People were hanging out the sides, it was packed but we made it in the end.
We have culled the 330 odd photos and posted them for you guys to see what great time we had today.
And the verdict on San Francisco now?  Well after a disappointing evening yesterday, I was impressed today.  The only thing that needs to happen is for weather to be warmer. ;-)
I think we deserve a well earned rest in a warm bed tonight.  Tomorrow is an early start where we will do the tour on the Alcatraz prison and drive back to Los Angeles.

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Alisa on

Oh nice... :) Glad that you are having fun... :) Prepare for crazy heat in Villahermosa...where anything you wear will be too hot to wear!! Abby came down with viral infection, plus vomittng and more vomitting...

See you guys soon :)

Shannon on

Hi Roxy and Vlad,
Great to see the photo's of your latest overseas adventure. It is really good to see that you guys are still out and about seeing this wonderful world with your little man in tow.
Take care,
Shannon and Veronique x

rvs on

Hey Alisa, we are enjoying the warm weather here in Mexico. It's a good change after the chilli San Francisco. Sorry to hear about Abby. I hope she will be better soon.
Hey shannon and Veronique, thanks for your comments...yes we still like to travel :) BTW Shannon on 23rd I start work at SPA :D

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