David (orangebeaver) wrote,
David
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San Francisco...

I've been to alot of cities, but San Francisco is the finest, I think. I love the houses and the cablecars and the hills. We were able to hang out at Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39 a bit, (with the sea lions) go up Coit Tower, (and see a hummingbird) tour around on the MUNI, go to Castro Street, (there is a big rainbow flag at the Harvey Milk Cultural Center and a branch of U.S. Bank right next to the Castro Theater; my father worked for U.S. Bank for 42 years and would be appropriately horrified to learn that there is one on Castro Street, er, that is if he knew Castro Street existed, that is!)

Ami was surprised at how many Italians there were in San Francisco. North Beach is heavily Italian and there are tons of restaurants. We went to Caffe Trieste, just a block north of our hotel on Broadway several times for capuccino. We bought books at City Lights, had pizza and burgers and seafood. Golden Gate Park on a warm, sunny day is amazing. The botanical gardens there is one of the best I've ever seen, and all open air. The trees! The plants from all over the world! The Japanese Tea Garden! The quaintness!

The prices! We're poor now.

Haight-Ashbury is pretty tourist-ruined and a big disappointment overall, but we did find a great bookstore and Amoeba Music is absolutely wonderful. If I lived in San Francisco, (oh if I lived in San Francisco!) I'd be in there for days.
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