Tuesday, September 29, 2009


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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Birthday 2009

For my birthday this year the Wiscombe's gave me a one night stay at the Fairmont on Nobb Hill!!! I left early Friday morning and Drove to Vallejo then took the Ferry to San Francisco. First I walked to Pier 39, then to the Ghiradelli Square, where you get free chocolate samples! I also sat down and had a nice cup of hot chocolate. I then rode the cable car to the hotel (a 4 star hotel!!!). After checking into my room, I walked to a theatre and watched a movie. Next I went to the Grubstake Diner, which was shown on Diners, Drive-Inns and Dives. I then went back to the motel and relaxed before going down for a nice massage at the club in the hotel. On Monday morning, I went to Mama's for breakfast. I found out about this from a post that the Wiscombe's told me about. I had about a one hour wait, but it was worth the time! After breakfast, I walked up to Coit Tower. I took the elevator to the top, where you can see a full view of San Francisco. Next, I went to China Town and wandered around there for a little while. I also went to a place where you can watch the people make fortune cookies. A neat place a visit. Finally I went to the Cable Car Museum. I then went back to Fishermans Wharf and walked to the Ferry Building and came back. It was a fun weekend where I had the opportunity to see a lot of sights I had not been to before.

My transportation to and from San Francisco.

Ghiradelli Chocolate!!!

A neat view of a ship with Alcatraz in the backgound.

The hotel I stayed in.

My hotel room!

View out the window of my hotel room.

Grubstake Diner.

A sampling of the hills I walked up and down.


Coit Tower.

Views from atop Coit Tower (city, Golden Gate Bridge, and Alcatraz).

China Town.

While wondering around China Town, I came across a funeral and could not resist taking a couple pictures. In the asian culture it is very common to have a band,a car with a large photo, the herse then the rest of the procession.

The fortune cookie shop.

The cable car meuseum.

Looking at the bay from the cable car.