Friday, April 24, 2015

The San Francisco Adventure

We started our San Francisco adventure on Tuesday 4/21/15…
Janice and Dave, Ed and I left at 9 am and headed into San Francisco, found a parking garage and walked to Pier 39. Here we walked through and around the pier clicking pictures.
After watching the many sea lions lounging around we grabbed some lunch, chawda in a bread bowl at a little "Chowda Place" there on the pier. It was pretty good, they served it in a bread bowl. Janice, Ed and I had the chowder and Dave had fried clams. Seems he took a liking to them while in Maine.

Afterwards we did a little shopping, well we did a little looking… lol  We walked a little ways along the water finding the Original Fisherman’s Wharf
Here we found a map to look at and find the trolley… We were going to take it to Chinatown but decided to wait until our next trip.
*  Fisherman's Wharf is a neighborhood and popular tourist attraction in San Francisco, California. It roughly encompasses the northern waterfront area of San Francisco from Ghirardelli Square or Van Ness Avenue east to Pier 35 or Kearny Street. 
*San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf is proudly unique among the scenic waterfront attractions of the world.  The Fisherman’s Wharf of today rests on land created from the rubble of buildings destroyed in the earthquake and fire of 1906.  What could not be destroyed was the love of the sea, generations of fishing skills, and traditions expressed in good things to eat and drink.

*Many of the well-known sights of today were developed only in the last few decades.  The original Meigg’s Wharf was once the main port of entry to San Francisco and an extremely industrious place.  Lumber, food, and immigrants all arrived here, and railroads came right to the water’s edge to pick up building supplies for the rapidly growing city.  Hardworking fishermen, both Chinese and Italian (who were often accompanied by their wives), set out to make a living by catching fish and crab in small vessels at the wharf.

​It is the heritage of these early fishermen, which contributes to today’s color blending of the old and the new at Fisherman’s Wharf – the center of an ocean-oriented industry beloved by native San Franciscans and visitors alike.  Today, as in the past, it is the fishing fleet that gives Fisherman’s Wharf its authenticity and activity.

Next trip will be next week because we had to buy our Alkatraz Tickets a week ahead because they were sold out this week…

So until next time, Happy Trails and Safe Travels!

* taken straight from the web site