My trip started quite early, up at 2:30 AM and off to the airport by 3 AM. Traveling from SC I went through Charlotte, NC, changing planes and meeting up with fellow blogger and traveling companion, Daricia. We got into SF mid-morning CA time. Lucky for us we were able to check into our rooms early. After dropping off our gear, we took to exploring the city and finding a spot for lunch.
|View from my hotel window|
|View to the right from my window- Bay Bridge in sight!|
Lunch was at a Tea House in Yerba Buena Gardens. What a glorious spot to sit outside and enjoy the day.
|A courtyard nestled between some tall skyscrapers.|
This a rare California Bird.
We walked all the way down to the water to the Bay Bridge. What a beautiful sight.
This is certainly a city on a hill. We must have walked about 3 miles, along the waterfront, then heading back up to the hotel. The Customs House and Port Authority buildings were stately. There was a market along the street by the piers, bustling with activity.
There were so many interesting things to take in, plants, buildings, carvings, people, and landmark sights.
|urns/ pillars flanking a doorway, just amazing|
|Dragon Gate, entrance to Chinatown|
|Lanterns and colorful decorations really added to the scenery.|
I really like the top of this church. I am not sure which church it is, somewhere in Chinatown vicinity.
Sightseeing around San Francisco needs to be a trip unto itself.
Did I see Fisherman's Wharf? No.
Ghirardelli chocolate factory? No.
Ride a Cable Car? No.
Go to Alcatraz? No.
Go across the Golden Gate Bridge? YES!
The bridge was encased in fog, making it difficult to see it. Seems as though every sighting of the Golden Gate Bridge there was fog. Surprise.
Everyone on the bus was trying to capture the perfect picture of the bridge.
My camera battery was low and blinking red as I tried my hand at getting the perfect photo --- one chance to get the shot!
While traveling across one of the bridges we could see Alcatraz Island and San Francisco Bay. Traveling by bus, I was turned around as to where we were. Like the California birds, California plants, we were IN California....let's leave it at that.
Another day, another view of the Golden Gate Bridge. The fog was really something to see, hanging on the bridge.
Riding to another garden, even the cement walls were fun to see.
I felt like I was in total tourist mode, in awe of all around me. This was just an introduction to being in San Francisco for the Garden Blogger's Spring Fling. Stay tuned for the gardens we toured. We arrived on Thursday and returned Sunday night on the red-eye. It was an action packed garden filled weekend.
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