Today we set out for Fisherman's Warf and Pier 39 (which is a main part of the Warf). We saw seals, went on the Bay Cruise, ate yummy food and of course went window shopping. It was a beautiful day.
My first ever taxi!
And our first driver
On the dock
Clam Chowder in a Sour Dough bread bowl...so yummy!
Feeding the leftovers to the pigeons
Hard Rock Cafe
Everyone stopped to take pictures with the 100s of tulips
Self-proclaimed Bus Boy
These 2 put on a show for hours
Just snoozing....ignoring us and the action
After checking out the seals, we went into Pier 39 Square. There were so many shops and things going on. This is the "Captain Jack Sparrow Show". He pulled this little girl from the audience and was showing her what it takes to be a good pirate.
Inside the Fudge Shoppe....all sorts of Candied Apples
And lots of chocolate covered things....these were my favorite. So creative.
Time for our BAY CRUISE!!!
We lined up a half hour early so we could be first in line. We wanted to be at the very front of the ship. We stayed there most of the time....a little windy and chilly but so much FUN. The boat went all the way to the Golden Gate Bridge and then turned around and went over to Alcatraz Island which used to be a prison. Very neat cruise.
At the Golden Gate Bridge
This small island early one served as a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison (most know for) and a "Federal Bureau of Prisons" federal prison until 1963
Today the island is a historic site operated by the National Park Service as part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area and is open to tours. (Taken from Wikipedia Encyclopedia)
Actually the Alcatraz tour is one of the most popular and was sold out while we were there. Apparently if you go in the summer, you need to make sure you book this tour online months in advance. The tour takes you to the island and you get to walk around while being told some scary stories that happened and people trying to escape. Sound exciting?
Warning sign to those desiring to escape