Alaska 2013, Day 14, San Francisco
Saturday June 15, 2013
Not even 60 degrees today.
Got into town early to ride the cable cars. Rode the Hyde and Powell car out to downtown.
You have to get off and re-enter so we went to lunch while we were downtown. There were lots of little ethnic restaurants. We had lunch at a Thai place, really good, eat'in like a king on the road! Downtown was really busy. On the ride back the driver was a real comedian, joking with all the passengers. The kids really liked standing on the outside boards.
San Francisco Maritime National Park
There is a National Park Visitor Center at Hyde and Jefferson. The park is for the shipping heritage of San Francisco. The have a pretty good size display in the building then several boats/ships across the street at the docks in various stages of reconstruction.
We walked up Leavenworth and took some pictures at the bottom of the Lombard switchback. Jammed with cars and people.
On the way home we drove Pacific Heights again then on down to Alamo Square. The houses are not as colorful as in 96, one had been totally demolished, another was being reconstructed. No places to park, lots of tourists walking the park taking pictures.