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We spent 9 days in the San Francisco bay
area and had a great vacation. We rented a nice car,
stayed in nice hotels (Monterrey for 2 nights and Napa
Valley for 6 nights), ate great food, and had wonderful
weather. Not to mention that Alex behaved well, which
probably made the biggest difference.
Two panoramas of San Francisco
Zoomed into downtown
A beach right next to Golden Gate
Lombard street from the east end
Same photo zoomed into the curvy and
steep part of the street
And now from the top of the curvy part of
This is Filbert street, and this section
is the steepest in San Francisco (31 degrees)
Here is a side view from Filbert street.
Pretty steep if you are driving.
A mandatory stop at the Ghirardelli
chocolate factory. We had great ice cream.
Turning-around point for the cable cars
Alex loved to ride the cable cars.
Another shot from the cable car.
Ethiopian food is so amazing. We had our
first exposure in Tucson, and now we seek it out.
A park in San Francisco with a nice view
A really nice row of houses.
The campus of UCSF (we walked around it)
Alex was given quarters for good
behavior, and this is where he used them.
One more "shopping" experience for Alex
A usual San Francisco neighborhood.
A view of Golden Gate and downtown San
Fran. Alex was not interested in photos.
Chinese dim sum
Driving across Golden Gate (did this a
lot on the trip)
Pretty sweet light at sunset.
And the same place a little later.
Walking across Golden Gate bridge...
...and watching the dolphins
Takeout from a Malaysian restaurant. We
San Francisco skyline at dusk. Very
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