We had a chance to take a mini Vacation in San Francisco just a couple of weeks ago, what a blast. We decided to share our trip and photographs with you in a 5 part series. Here it begins. Part One of Five. A complete chronicle of our very last summer 2010 getaway! Even though we could only spare 4 days, before Sam had to be back at work (she’s a teacher during the winter), we managed to check off a big laundry list of sights and activities. The trip began with a ride on the BART system, straight from the airport to our hotel near Fisherman’s Wharf.
Looking down the BART track while waiting for our train.
A picture of Sam riding the BART. Not bad…after waking in Edmonton at 4:30am, flying to Calgary, suffering through a tense security checkpoint (which included a trip through the body scanner), flying for another 3 hours to San Franciso, collecting her luggage (without wheels), deciphering an impossibly small map, buying tickets and boarding the correct train…she is still able to show the camera a sense of humour. Is that a smile??
After disembarking the BART, I captured this image before walking up into the chilly San Francisco air.
Our first glimpse of the well known San Francisco cable cars. We actually stood in this enormous,tourist filled line for 10 minutes (with all our luggage) before deciding a city bus would be more efficient.
Waiting for the city bus and looking at the sights. No line this time.
After freshening up at the hotel, we headed out to explore Fisherman’s Wharf. Along the way we came across this arcade museum. What fun! All of the old arcade games were in working order and cost $.25 – $.50. Sam noticed this sign on the way into the museum. She loved the man in the picture pointing out the restrooms. Genius! I giggled at the more obvious joke.
A close up of an old basketball game. This was the first one Sam tried. She actually made a few baskets despite a youth filled with many memories of being picked last in gym class.
Another shot of the same game.
Priceless! Sam is very intent on making this shot, unfortunately after much aligning and realigning she discovers the game is out of order. I know you could have knocked that duck off Sam!
Two older gentlemen reminiscing about their youth. I actually overheard them saying they could remember playing these games when they didn’t have to come to a museum!
One of many cute/creepy dancing games. This one might be a “rat pack” imitation. What do you think?
And finally. How could we end a day without capturing the quintessential American shot?
Don’t forget to check back soon for the next four parts of our mini-vacation.