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Published: June 30th 2014
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2014 Road Trip2014 Road Trip2014 Road Trip

Over 800 miles
2014 and the girls are on another adventure!!

We continue our journey down the Pacific coast. This year we begin in San Francisco.

So that we could get the most out of our short stay in San Fran...and not have to drive over the likes of Lombard street, we took a tour bus. Chilly Willy was our driver. We were either laughing or crying with his insanely ridicules jokes. The tour took us from one end of the city to the other. Past the Golden Gate Bridge, through China town, around Lombard street, little Italy, Union Square, Fisherman's Wharf...and of course Haight Ashbury.

It took us 50 years, but we finally made it. There is still a "Make Love, Not War" vibe to the neighborhood. As we walked down the street, a certain aroma clung to the air, "Purple Haze" echoed from the store fronts, and ladies "with flowers in their hair" sauntered by.

We also spent a good part of the day on the other side of the Golden Gate bridge in Sausalito as well. It's a real artsy community with quaint shops selling everything from penny candy to expensive antiques. It was nice to just
Chilly Willy's BusChilly Willy's BusChilly Willy's Bus

We were rock-in and roll-in across the city
sit in the sun watching the San Francisco coastline with hundreds of sailboats racing by.

To end our day on a high note...no we did not return to Haight Ashbury...we went to Fisherman's Wharf for some beer and seafood.

We did miss one important event while in San Francisco, The PRIDE parade. Who knew! While parade participants were everywhere, we decided to skip the actual parade festivities, where clothing was optional.


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Golden Gate BridgeGolden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge

It's not really GOLD!
Trolley RideTrolley Ride
Trolley Ride

Way cool...hanging off the sides was exciting
Powell Mason TrolleyPowell Mason Trolley
Powell Mason Trolley

Trolley coming down Mason
Haight AshburyHaight Ashbury
Haight Ashbury

Just like stepping back in time
Store front clinicsStore front clinics
Store front clinics

If we only knew it would be so easy
Hendrix HouseHendrix House
Hendrix House

All of the rock and roll icons lived in Haight Ashbury during the 60s
Lombard StreetLombard Street
Lombard Street

You just gotta try it once!
TransAmericaTransAmerica
TransAmerica

Tallest building in San Fran
SausalitoSausalito
Sausalito

Quaint town across the Golden Gate bridge
Sausalito housesSausalito houses
Sausalito houses

The houses reminded us of Italy
Sausalito waterfrontSausalito waterfront
Sausalito waterfront

The view was spectacular
Fishermans WharfFishermans Wharf
Fishermans Wharf

Fresh seafood along with a colorful crowd
BoudinBoudin
Boudin

A must see attraction on Fisherman's Wharf.
Boudin Sourdough BreadBoudin Sourdough Bread
Boudin Sourdough Bread

Watch the bakers work their magic (making a sourdough turtle)
CrabsCrabs
Crabs

Fresh catch of the day
San Fran waterfrontSan Fran waterfront
San Fran waterfront

Walking the waterfront in the evening
Del Monte CanneryDel Monte Cannery
Del Monte Cannery

Did you know the can opener wasn't invented for almost 50 years after the invention of the can?
Pride ParadePride Parade
Pride Parade

Downtown San Francisco was in full bloom


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