First stop was the Mark Hopkins Hotel where Chris' mom was an elevator girl in 1946. If the Top of The Mark had been open we would have gone to there.
Next stop was to the crookedest street in city; Lombard. I think it has 17 curves in one block. The rest of it is very straight.
Photo from top of the curvy block of Lombard. I sure would hate to live on this block. the tourists yacking all day and the cars going down and screeching tires when they do not know how to take the curves. Yikes! I wonder who pays millions to live on this block.
End of the line for the cable cars...and who do you see talking with the operators? Yup, that's Chris. Maybe he isn't ready to retire!
The Cannery on Fisherman's Wharf
Next stop, Coit Tower.
Photo of Golden Gate from Coit Tower
Looking up into the brilliant sky at the top of Coit Tower
Stairs inside Coit Tower
3 photos taken from top of Coit Tower
WPA murals line the inside ground level of Coit Tower
Sunset neighborhood where we are staying; I love the jellybean colors of the houses. I would miss my yard but these houses look so tidy set up side by side.
I am amazed at how huge some plants are; like these geraniums.
These sedums are outside the apartment we are renting. Aren't they amazing?
I went for a run in the sunset neighborhood tonight and it was fabulous. The neighborhood is all on a grid system and there was only one street light in the 4 to 5 mile run, every other intersection was 4 way stops which are much easier to safely negotiate as a runner. I did not take my camera but I must share the link to the stairs that I ran. They are all in beautiful mosaic and if you are lucky enough to be there on a sunny day, the view of the Sunset neighborhood and the ocean is stunning from the top. Then after a light dinner we went to this funky, rather rustic bar called The Riptide and I ordered an Irish milkshake which was SO yummy. We met a very interesting young couple from Spain and talked travel, cultures and politics for an hour.
The wall of clean mirrors in the bedroom of our apartment inspired this selfie. Nighty night everyone!