A San Francisco Adventure

I had to travel to San Francisco for work last week.  I had about 7 hours of sight seeing between Sunday afternoon and Thursday afternoon.  The work event also organized an evening boat tour of San Francisco Bay.  I had an episode with my SD card and my PC that had me concerned I’d lost all of the pictures, but was able to resolve that this evening.  Here is a sampling of the sights.

china_town_gate

My hotel was on the edge of China town.  It wasn’t a long walk to get to the gate at the entrance to CT.

telegraph_hill

Sunday afternoon, I hiked up Telegraph Hill from my hotel.  I didn’t realize it was Telegraph Hill, but I could see Coit Tower from my hotel and wanted to hike up there.  On my way back down, I passed this sign.

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A sight on the way up Telegraph Hill.

San_fran_night_lights

San Fran’s city lights from the boat in the Bay.

golden_gate_night

Golden Gate from the boat, after we had turned around.

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Alcatraz Island silhouetted by the Bay Bridge and the lights of San Fran at night.

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Front side of Alcatraz from the boat.

trolley_crossing

Trolley crossing, with a San Francisco trolley in the background.  I rode one on the way back from Fisherman’s Wharf to my hotel on Thursday to avoid most of the hill climbing.

fishermans_wharf

To prove I was there. 

san_fran_sail_boats

On my way to the Maritime Museum, I saw this picture.  It’s quite the sight!

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Alcatraz, by day from the Maritime Museum.