Sunday, June 04, 2006

San Francisco

We went to San Francisco primarily to visit our friend Evan perform in the musical "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." at the Post Street Theater. It is a pretty amazing city. The parking garage has marble floors in the fire escape staircase. We parked in Union Square area by where the theater was and took the city by foot.

We wanted to take the cable car trolley, but on Memorial Day Weekend the lines were way too long to start at the beginning. We trotted uphill to the next stop of the trolley to get on there, but the trolley didn't stop. So we kept going up. But the trolleys never stopped unless they were going back the way we came. Eventually we made it to the top of the first hill and did some sight seeing. The old cathedral was a fun thing to see, but since it was Sunday, mass was underway. "Oh yeah, this is still a working church." We used the public bathrooms near the nursery and went on our way.

Lombard wasn't too far away so we walked over there. It wasn't a straight line that we walked, it was more like a sine wave. Erin was glad to have her puffer with her. The roads we took weren't tourist routes; it was just us and the locals walking their dogs. So many people have dogs in the city!
Once we left Lombard street (pictured above) we headed down the hill (finally) to Fisherman's Warf for lunch by the barking sea lions. Boy was that place crowded. We heard from my sister the day before that the Ferry Building was a sight to see, so we walked around the bay to see it. When we got there it wasn't much to look at, but it definitely was a scent to smell. One of the vendors inside had every kind of cheese imaginable. Some people should just stop imagining things. Stinky.
Outside the Ferry Building was a great view of the Bay Bridge. It's shaped like a boomerang. So just wait there it will come back. Also in the park was a giant bow and arrow. I could make up a reason for it to be there but it would be even more dumb than the monument itself. The sign next to it only said. "Do not stand on grass." Weird.
When night came the show curtains went up and we enjoyed one of the funniest nights of theater we've ever had. I highly recommend it if the show ever comes to your town. I especially like when they "use the word in a sentence, please." Downright hilarious. (for the title of the show see the beginning of post) Posted by Picasa


Anonymous said...

Love the pictures and your great story telling. Wonderful to read Love you two. MOM

Jay said...

Sounds like a good trip. And nice job on the recap.

I've never heard a description of a trip to san francisco start off with "the parking garage has marble floors in the fire escape staircase".

You don't get that kind of detail anywhere else.

Rachel said...

that's a pretty long trip for a weekend. you guys have really been taking advantage of weekend travel lately.

Erin said...

I have to make it known that Joshua actually spent a good deal of the trip writing his blog about the trip. Hence the very detailed write up.