Today I flew solo, as Jeff had to work all day, so I started by taking the tour bus from Union Square again.....
Saw the state building again.......
And hopped off the bus at the Golden Gate bridge!
There were lots of flowers!
The Golden Gate was beautiful in the sunshine!
Someone took my picture, windblown hair and all!
So many details to this bridge.......
More pretty flowers
The gardens set against the bridge = pretty!
Time to sample some chocolate at Ghirardelli Square!
Wow, that's a LOT of salt water taffy!
Checked out The Bush Man at Fisherman's Wharf....he cracks me up!
After a long day of shopping and walking (and working for Jeff), we decided to have cocktails and dinner at The View lounge in our hotel - on the 39th floor!
We watched the sun go down over San Francisco one last time before we head home.....
Don't look down!!!
The windows went floor to ceiling, making you feel as though you are floating over the city
Jeff ordering a martini
Me and the city!
End of the evening........does Jeff seemed "forced" in this photo? :)
Day four in San Francisco started out with Jeff heading off for a long day at work, and me heading to the mall to have breakfast at Chocola, a french bakery! Yummy. I had a ham and swiss croissant and picked up a chocolate croissant for later. Plus, a delicious white chocolate mocha and my day started out pretty great! I headed to Union Square to pick up the "hop on hop off" bus we took yesterday for the city bus tour. Your ticket is good for 48 hours so I figured I might as well make the most of it! I had a plan this time, certain stops I wanted to make, so I rode and listened to the tour again until we hit the Golden Gate bridge where I hopped off. It was a beautiful sunny day and not very windy so it was perfect weather for exploring the gardens surrounding the bridge, the gift shop, and taking a walk along the span. Wow, is it ever bouncy! Once you're actually walking on the bridge you realize just how much "movement" is happening and it's a bit unnerving! I walked about a third of the way out, took some photos, then opted for solid ground. I hopped on the bus and rode until Ghirardelli Square where I hopped off. The Square has nice little shops and cafes and all the stores give samples of their chocolate! It didn't hold the appeal as in earlier years, since we can now buy Ghirardelli chocolate anywhere in Seattle, so I didn't even buy anything! I would have loved to enjoy a hot fudge sundae in the ice cream shop, but I hadn't had lunch yet and didn't feel like something sweet (I know, pick yourself up off the floor, I was just as shocked to find myself turning down chocolate!). I waited for the bus a while, then decided it was only a few blocks to Fisherman's Wharf so why wait? I walked to the Wharf and shopped and browsed in several stores. I took some pictures of The Bush Man, a homeless man who sits on the street with some foliage in front of him, looking like the landscaping. But when unsuspecting pedestirans stroll by, he shakes the branches and yells to scare them! The reactions are priceless! I could watch all day. I LOVE to scare people, it just cracks me up. Especially when a big, tough guy walks past (see above photo) and jumps and screams like a little girl! HAHAHA! Ok, enough laughing at other's expenses......I then waited for the bus to come along for a LONG time.....they say a bus runs every half hour, but I swear I waited a lot longer than that. The bus FINALLY came and I hopped back on, enjoyed the tour (by now I had some parts memorized) and hopped off again at Chinatown. By this time it was 3:30 in the afternoon and I hadn't had lunch. So, I decided to eat at Kan's which came recommended to me, and it was good. After Kan's I shopped and shopped and shopped.....until I realized I had missed the very last bus of the day for the tour. Ah well, no problem it was only a few blocks to the hotel anyway. Jeff called me after 5 and said he was done working so he met me in Chinatown. We walked back to the hotel and changed for cocktails and dinner at The View lounge. It was an amazing view of the city, with windows from floor to ceiling. We watched the sun set over the city and had delicious martinis and a little dinner, topped off with a piece of chocolate cake that we split. Thus, our last night in San Francisco!