… Part II of Day 3!
Fisherman’s Wharf was next on the list after we had seen The Painted Ladies & the Full House house!
So the first thing the husband wanted to do while we were there was RIDE THE DUCK!!! He has had his heart set on this and boy am I glad he did. It was totally touristy but it after all, we were tourists so…. we did it!
We go on, I had to pee. I know this is too much info but it’s a good thing I have the bladder of a teacher because this lasted for over an hour and a half. We got a tour of the city and then went into the pier where I learned a TON about San Francisco and hit a few of the major highlights. The best part was finally ‘getting my berrings straight’ while in the city. I began to be able to place things and learn how the city was set up. Okay, that wasn’t the best part of riding the duck….
Again- sorry husband but I just love you so much! I HAD to put this up!
So we got to see a lot of the sights in the city but I won’t go into that, too deep but we did get to see AT&T park where the Giants were playing–I do think they were about to play when we went by. So cool! I would have loved to experience a game! We saw, Lombard Street, went into the bay, and just learned so much about the city!
After riding the duck we walked around Pier 39 & the rest of the wharf!
Pier 39 was super cool with a lot of things to do! Again, we really appreciated the walking around and experiencing things. Again, kind of touristy but still boat loads of fun. Plus, Pier 39 has a great view of Alkatraz.
Then … I HELD A CRAB!
Saw bread in the shape of crab, turtles, bears, & alligators!!
Another San Franciso treat that I had no idea about…SALT WATER TAFFY!!
Many people suggested that we go to The Stinking Rose for supper, so that is what we did…
We like garlic and heard great things. It was. quite.the.walk…. But I do think my dear friend Garmin may have made the trip a mile or two longer than it should have. By the time we got to the stinking rose, we were both a little cranky and wished that we had just eaten something at the pier!! BUT I heard great things, so we ordered and hoped for the best… We started out with their famous dish, the Banga Calda.
Their motto is ‘We flavor our garlic with food’…. This is a VERY safe statement!!! I think by the time we walked out, I had eaten about 35 cloves of garlic! –eeek— I hate to say it because of all the great things people said, but neither the husband or myself were fans. eek. Sorry. 😦 It tasted good and all but, nothing that spectacular. at all….. I guess it’s all in the experience, right?!?
Then we stood on the steps where Marilyn Monroe & Joe Dimaggio were married infront of.
Then the wonderful husband kissed me on the steps where they may have kissed too. He is a HUGE Marilyn fan and it was super sweet…. After our walk back to the pier we headed for the hotel to get some rest.