Thursday, December 31, 2009

I left my brain in San Francisco

That's the only explanation I can give for forgetting to post some pics of my family forays in one of my favorite cities. Yes, a salty right-wing nutjob like me absolutely loves the City by the Bay. With Sacramento only being less than two hours away, I could make my way down to San Francisco every week and never get tired of visiting it... Visiting being the key word. I love San Francisco only as a tourist; if I had to live there, I would end up slashing my wrists. It's not so much San Francisco and all the weirdness that goes with it. I would feel the same way if I lived in any big crowded city that is jammed onto a small peninsula.

The only city I have been to that is more claustrophobically crowded and just as packed with things to do as San Francisco is the island of Manhattan, but for my money, the City That Never Sleeps doesn't hold a candle to the culture and uniqueness to my beloved City By The Bay. Check out these pics and find out why. Sorry I don't more of a variety of locations, but most of the photos have family in them, and I just won't show shots of anyone in my family but me.


A trip to San Francisco wouldn't be complete without a walk onto the Golden Gate Bridge.


For some people, it's the last walk they ever take. Yikes!


The 200+ foot fall is rather intimidating.


The views of the City are unparalleled. My son and I take it in.


After you have walked all the way across, it's required that you look back to take in the span you have crossed. Wow!

Here is the bridge without my children hogging the view!

My daughter and I scope out Alcatraz Island from Pier 39 at Fisherman's Wharf.

The clouds have rolled in, and it's time to say goodbye to San Francisco as the sailor statue from the Navy Memorial looks toward the city that I love (but would never want to live in!).

Good Day to You, Sir

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love The City for so many reasons: cycling culture, art culture, the unique layout and architecture, the pedestrian nature of the whole area. There are so many interesting places to visit. But, like you, I would find it hard to live there because of the politics associated with it. By the way, did you happen to notice the hidden tax on food at eateries located down by the piers? It helps fund a healthcare initiative for the poor; that's right, tourists are paying for the healthcare of SF's homeless and other poor.

George

dkzody said...

God is calling us to this city. I have never wanted to go to a foreign country or go on a mission trip, but my heart aches for SF. We have leased an apartment there, and I have two homeless people on my front step. God put me there for a reason. Although only a second home for now, we plan to make it full time when I finish this teaching career in June.

Darren said...

Did you read this post?
http://www.bookwormroom.com/2009/12/30/san-francisco-americas-homegrown-anarchic-totalitarianism/

The article's not as potentially-abrasive as the title is.