For not knowing yesterday what we were going to do today, it sure ended up being a packed day.
We kicked it off by sleeping in until nearly 7 and then going a couple blocks over to Crepe Vine for a declicioius breakfast. As it was still early for touristy things, we drove to Alamo Square – home of the “Painted Ladies” row of houses. The neighborhood parks here in San Francisco are great. David got to play on the playground for a while before forcing him to participate in the photo op.
We made a drive over to the Cable Car Museum where we got to learn more about how the signature transportation system works. It was a short visit but definitely ranks up there as one of the neater things I’ve seen on this trip. So simple yet so complex, very cool. Here’s what the “powerhouse” looks like, with the motors that drive all 4 cable car lines.
Before going back to the house for lunch and nap time, we took advantage of it being Monday and drove over to Lombard Street, aka the “Crookedest street in the world”. This is the result of asking David to smile for me:
Lunch and naptime came and went, so we figured we’d go to the aquarium a day earlier than originally planned. When we got out to the car, we learned that this was the 3rd Monday of the month and we had parked on the wrong side of the street. Result? $53 ticket, thank you very much San Francisco!
Eyerolling and cursing behind us (ok, me..), we took in the neat but short Aquarium of the Bay. David had an absolute blast. From finding Nemo and Dorey, to staring at the “Jellies!”, he was completely beside himself.
After telling all of the fish “goodbye”, we topped the day off at the Rainforest Cafe. I have video I’ll post once we get back home, but let me just say that David went completely nuts with the decor and environment they have created in the restaurant. He had an incredibly hard time peeling his attention away from the sights and sounds surrounding him. I think this photo sums it up well:
We hit a couple souvineer shops on the walk back to the car and headed back to the house. What a day!
Tomorrow is completely open, no idea what we’re going to do.