Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Two Days in San Francisco

This is the 1st pic I took when we got to San Francisco...these are condos right across the street from the Golden Gate Part. This is our hotel, The St Francis...it is on Union Square. We could see and hear street musicians and protesters all day and most of the night.
These are 3 of the hand carved ceramic tiles that are in the Union Square Park. Even the Palm trees were decorated for Christmas...lots of lights and lots of people.









This is the Christmas tree at the entrance to Pier 39. We had so much fun shopping and eating (to much) fish. We found a shop there called San Francisco Sock Co. and I got socks for just about everyone we know...you can't go wrong with socks...hardly anybody is allergic to socks...lol. Found another store that had lots of collectibles and I found a "Betty Boop" lunch pale for my friend Dawn from England, and a "Goofy" mug for Susan (she collects anything Goofy, guess that's why she likes me...lol) I got a new hat (as seen in the pics) at a huge hat store.

The first store we came to at Pier 39 was the Hard Rock, so of course we had to have Hard Rock San Francisco shirts...the guy that waited on us was very interesting...he had tattoo sleeves, a thing pierced into his nose that was purple and made his nostrils flair out, earrings that made holes the size of a quarter in his ear lobes, some kind of shinny stone embedded in his forehead, and as we talked he mentioned that he was 51 years old....WHAT?....a true OLD HIPPIE in the flesh...working at the Hard Rock..
oh well this is San Francisco....


This is pic of a Bagpipe Player on the corner of Union Square....Susan said, "He is pretty good"....OK....I guess he was, it sounded pretty good to me....


Susan and I got some other "tourists" to take our pic with the SF Bay behind us. That is my new hat that I was telling about earlier....


OK so I know this pic is blurry...but it is of our hotel at night and I thought is was perfect that it was blurry...you know a lot of photographers take blurry pics on purpose...of course I didn't do it on purpose...but I still liked it a lot...so I decided to share...lol


Ghirardelli Square was great...got free chocolate...bought chocolate...ate chocolate...
and got a chocolate colored apron...what more could a girl want?



MY NEW HAT!!!!!

This a pic of Alcatraz through the window of the restraunt where I ate Crab until I was miserable...You can get Crab in OKC but it is just not the same as sitting and eating it by the shore of San Francisco Bay. Know what I mean? It was messy and great...the crab that is...not the Bay...lol...

This is a great shot Susan got of the fog rolling in under the Golden Gate Bridge. It was soooooooo beautiful.

4 comments:

Christy said...

Nice Hat! Love the photo of the fog that Susan shot. And we cheerleaders have officially been replaced by cardboard monkeys ROFLOL

Dawn said...

Wow, you have lived one of my dreams, always wanted to go to Sanny Franny as I call it :-) Great hat and a betty boop pale what more could a girl wish to find lmao

Brilliant photos thanks for sharing xxxx

GraceBeading said...

*sigh* I so enjoyed this post and all the photos. I lived in the Bay area for 7 years before I moved to Indiana in 2004. I love SF, I worked right in the middle of the Financial District and could walk to Pier 39 on my lunch hour. I miss it, I miss the people, the color, the flair.

I LOVE that hat by the way!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Love your SF photos along with your adventures! We were there this summer, it is such an amazing place on so many levels!