We enjoyed a stop in China town to see how fortune cookies were made and ate the most incredible pot stickers we've ever had. We drove by beautiful Golden Gate park and found our way to the "Painted Ladies", a row of 6 Victorians that a man built for his daughters so that they would continue to live nearby!
After a dash back to the hotel to put on winter clothing, we decided to take a ride out to the Castro area of town. This is where Harvey Milk began his journey towards becoming mayor of San Francisco and fighting for the rights of gay people. His former camera shop is now a beautiful interior design store but this mural on the wall is a memorial to Milk's presence in this part of the city. The only disappointment was my losing my brand new transportation card after only using it for one ride!
In the meantime, we replaced my card, took a fun and thrilling cable car ride, stopped at the top of Lombard street and took in the breathtaking view of the city with Coit tower gleaming in the background, headed back to China town to try and get some more pot stickers but the little place was closed, and eventually found our way to Ghiradelli square where we indulged in amazing hot fudge sundaes!We were delighted with our first day in this amazing city. We loved the diversity of the neighborhoods, the ease of public transport and the wonderful sights and sounds of a bustling, beautiful city.
Tomorrow we'd head to Alcatraz.