Michael’s Birthday

For Michael’s birthday we had originally planned a trip to Yosemite, but as it was going to be very cold there, we decided on a day trip to San Francisco instead.  On our list of things to see was the San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park, so that’s where we went.  It was an absolutely gorgeous day in the city, hardly a cloud in sight.  We first had lunch at the Buena Vista, right across from the traditional cable cars.  The cars were only going half-way up the route so we will save that for another day.  Giving me more time to get some courage! 😉

The San Francisco Maritime Park was at the Hyde St Pier.  We had a good time wandering around the ships.  The 1907 steam tug Hercules and the 1886 square-rigger Balclutha were our favourites.  After we saw the ships and visited the museum, we wandered down to the Pier 39 region and then walked back to the car.   The kids wanted to drive up one of the steep roads, so we drove to the top of Laguna Street, once again—they are terrifying!  I am terrified of those roads, so have no idea how I am going to do the cable car.

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