Friday, April 17, 2009

Wednesday and Thursday in San Francisco

On Wednesday we decided to rent bicycles for a ride over the Golden Gate Bridge and into Sausalito. It seemed like a good idea at the time!

For 4 women that don't do much biking it was a real workout. We spent so much time walking our bikes up hills that we decided we had invented a new sport called Bike Walking. (click photos for larger view)

Don't we look a little cold? (l-r - Joanne, Frances, Karen, me)

Once in Sausalito we took the ferry back into San Francisco and enjoyed cruising by Alcatraz and seeing the Bay Bridge close up.

On Thursday we took a full day tour of the city and Muir Woods. We actually wanted to take the tour the first day we were there but that didn't work out. We saw some sites we'd already seen, but it was still good. We even got to go inside one of the famed Victorian homes.

I never visited Muir Woods when we lived in the Bay area so it was a treat to see. The redwoods are amazing.

Here are Joanne and Frances enjoying the beauty.

While walking through the woods we met 2 couples from Iowa that were really a hoot. They kindly took a photo of the 4 of us standing in this tree.

We then took a photo of them. I promised that I'd post the photo on my blog of the Iowa Winos (as they called themselves) and I also promised I wouldn't mention that one of their group had arranged for the rental car to be waiting in San Diego, instead of San Francisco!

One of the last stops on our all day tour was an overlook between Muir Woods and San Francisco. It was windy but beautiful.

1 comment:

Judy Heyward said...

Great photos and commentary, Corky. I hope it warms up a bit before you have to leave.