Friday, October 16, 2009

San Francisco

Last weekend, Dave and I got to take a little trip to San Francisco. We were originally going to go because he was suppose to argue a case in front of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. We bought all our tickets and were all set to go, then 2 weeks before we were scheduled to go, the court decided they didn't need to hear oral arguments. We decided that wouldn't stop us from going though! Here are a few pictures of out adventure! :)

One of the cable cars. It was really cool how old these things were. I meant to ask just how old the cars were, but I didn't get the chance (and when I did, I forgot to ask). But this is a station where they turn around the cars. It is cool to watch because the guys literally get out and manually turn them around.
Here was just a street performer that was right by where we waiting to get on the trolley. He was fun to watch.

We had a quick stop at Lombard Street. We didn't actually get off and walk (the car was pretty packed and there were always more people trying to get on than off so I really didn't feel like losing my spot, just walk the crooked street), I was fine with just the view from the top!

The end of the Ghirardelli Square.
Dave in front of Ghirardelli Square.
Looking the other way, with a cool boat!
I don't know what it is, but I always love the way a pier looks with lots of sail boats lined up. So cool!
Ok... this is just because I heart candy! (well food really, but candy falls in that category)
As we walked along Fisherman's Wharf, we walked past a bakery that was making some cool sourdough loafs.

Hard to tell, (because the girl behind us walked up just as we were trying to take the picture) but we are standing in front of the Golden Gate Bridge.
Dave in front of the Golden Gate.
The Sea Lion Sanctuary
We took a ferry to Sausalito. Here is a picture of the Port of San Francisco as we left.
As we went past Alactraz
On the windy ferry with the city behind me.
I wish I had taken pictures of this, but truthfully, it got to cold for me, so I went inside, but the Blue Angels were there the whole weekend preforming and as we were on the ferry, they were doing all sorts of tricks directly over us. It was pretty cool to watch.

In Sausalito. I thought this town was so pretty!

This is the street that faces the bay and San Francisco. It is hard to imagine just what it costs to live there! Still, they had some nice views. (We actually saw a "for rent" sign in front of one of the houses. There was an apartment for rent in it, 3 bdrm... only $3995 a mo!)

Our last day, we got up early and drove over to Santa Clara. That is where is older sister was buried. She passed away when she was only a year old.

After we got back to San Francisco, we walked around a little bit more. Here is Dave in front of the Courthouse... the one he was suppose to argue in... the reason we took the trip in the first place.

Me, in UN Plaza

Dave in front of City Hall.
This building was truly impressive. You can see all the gold plating... and it was just the City Hall! We were trying to decided if we have a building this nice anywhere in the state... let alone for a city hall!
Here is a "zoom in" on the dome of the building... just impressive!

And now... for what for me was the climax... Wicked!
Here I am standing outside the Orpheum Theater.

Dave at the front doors. They were like Nazi's when you were inside about cameras. So I couldn't get much more than this. Just trust me it was amazing!
I loved the play as much as the first time. We had some really good seats, the only draw back was the fact that I ended up sitting behind a rather tall lady with a pretty huge head of hair that I had to strain to see around the whole time. Still... worth it!

All in all, we had a great time, but were quite happy to be home and see our kids. They made us feel so great when we saw them again as they told us how much they loved us and missed us. It just doesn't get any better than that!


Some Kind of Crazy said...

That sounds amazing! I love that you took all the pictures. They were fun to see. I can't think of any buildings here that could rival that city hall.

Mary-Sunshine said...

I love all those pictures! how fun!

bethiepoos said...

that looks like soo much fun cheryl!! Yep I always get stuck behind "HEID!" (I will love you if you get that!)

Larsens said...

gee cheryl!!! so much fun!!! those pictures are truly amazing!! and those bread loaves are dang cool.

Name Without End said...

I teared up when I saw the headstone and then to see Kapena standing there looking at it really made me cry. Thank you for taking time from your vacation to do that.

Alan and Amy said...

You picked the best weekend to visit San Francisco. We loved going into the city to see the Blue Angels. Looks like you had beautiful weather (meaning sunshine and little fog) too. Alan and I went to a black tie event in City Hall one evening when they renamed the Dental School and Bill Cosby came and performed. It is beautiful inside and out. We would love to go back and visit soon and maybe afford to do all the cool things we just dreamed about during school life.