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San Fran

San Fran

If you’re wondering why things have been a little slow here, I’m in San Francisco visiting my daughter, who lives near this very tourist-y shot I took at Alamo Sq. Park:

If I don’t get some really good bumper sticker shots here, I’m going to demand my money back.


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Happy bumper-sticker hunting in one of the Liberal-Statist Meccas.

I was there a couple weeks ago and my wife insisted we take a taxi to Alamo Square so she could take the same exact shot. We started out right across the street from the four houses and it took us a while to find the right angle.

The woodwork on houses in San Francisco was beautiful, and the elaborate way they painted the trim was impressive. Barbarian that I am, I couldn’t help but wondering how much it cost to get a house painted — must be a small fortune.

One of my favorite cities in America. A shame it’s being run into the ground by the far Left.

Enjoy your visit!

Should you by chance find a heart, it’s Tony Bennett’s. He wants it back..

Lovely city.

Stay away from those demonstrations Zombiecovers, because I’d hate for you to end up on her Wall of Shame.

You’re in paradise. Blow off the bumpers and hit the Hunan Restaurant on Sansomme St. Ask for the Marty Special, the pot stickers and the onion cakes. Seriously.

A suggestion:

If you have never done it, consider driving across the Golden Gate Bridge into Marin County, and motor up a bit along the coast to Muir Woods, a national monument and park where you can take a short, level ground walk of about a mile through the through one of the most beautiful and breathtaking forest of trees that you may ever see . . . the Coastal Redwoods.

There are regular shuttles running back and forth from the park to and from a few locations further out because of the limited parking availability at the park itself, especially during the summer months.

Also, there are a slew of vineyards and wineries out that way, any one of which I am sure would make for a great “refreshment” stop while in the area.

You should have been there in the early 1960’s before Haight/Ashbury. When I was in high school (graduated in 1963) we used to drive to “The City” with our dates (opposite gender) for a show or dinner.

It was always just called, “The City”. I miss it.

LukeHandCool | July 17, 2011 at 8:57 pm

The summer off from work … on a trip to a scenic city to see your little girl … life doesn’t get much better than that! Have a great time!

Was there a few years back……heck of a city, there so much to do within a couple hours drive. Ate at a great restaurant down in the wharf, Schomo’s (sp).

superabsurdness | July 18, 2011 at 12:00 am

go to Ocean Beach and the Chalet Restaurant — rain, shine,fog or whatever, it is a site to see.

You’re visiting at the right time. We had some chilly overcast days for the last week. Today was a beautiful mild sunny day with clear skies. My friends and family were up by UC Berkeley and could see the Golden Gate Bridge and Alcatraz all the way from the Lawrence Hall of Science at 5 pm. Usually the fog starts to slowly roll in around that time.

I second the Muir Woods suggestion. Or take a drive down the coast a bit toward Half Moon Bay.

Here’s second to the suggestion from superabsurdness | July 18, 2011 at 12:00 am to go to the Ocean Beach and the Chalet Restaurant.

“The Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant is located above the Golden Gate Park Visitor’s Center which features the amazing and historic WPA frescoes created by Lucien Labaudt in the 1930’s.
. . . . “

The view of the Pacific is just wonderful there and because it is overlooking the Golden Gate Park, you could have breakfast there and combine it with a trip across . . . just sayin’ . . . .

Ooops . . . here was the link for the Ocean Beach and the Chalet Restaurant