Pat a cake, pat a cake, baker man…

Our first day in San Francisco was packed full.  Since our bodies were still on east coast time we were up and out pretty early.  After a breakfast at Denny’s we headed over to Fisherman’s Wharf.  On the way we stopped at a kiosk and purchased warmer outerwear.  While we had brought jackets with us there was a big cold snap and a wind advisory.  It was very blustery.  We walked to Pier 39 and saw the sea lions and browsed in some shops.  It was very clear and bright and sunny – it seemed as if you could reach out and touch Alcatraz.

Then we walked back to Hyde Street and caught the cable car to Union Square.  There we walked and “gawked” and ended up in Macy’s.  What a wonderful place to be – they were having their annual flower show and the displays were simply out of this world.  Pictures of that in another post.

After a lunch in Union Square we walked to China Town and then all through it.  Then up to a cable car stop and back down to Ghiradelli Square and of course, some chocolate.  We also stopped into a tea shoppe called The Crown and Crumpet and had tea and sconces.  Then we trekked back to the hotel for a rest before heading back to Pier 39 for dinner at Bubba Gumps.  Run, Forrest, Run!!

One highlight of today was visiting Boudin’s and watching them bake the bread.  Maureen, these pics are for you!!

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Maureen Smithem
    Apr 15, 2009 @ 08:03:13

    Loved the bread pictures!!!!
    Thanks for thinking of me it all looked very artsy and edible.
    Really enjoying the posts from you and Corky almost feel like I’m on the trip with you all.
    Take care.
    Hugs, Maureen


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