HG requested donuts in bed, so off went her daddy to make her happy. Of course, he delivered with chocolate, sprinkle-covered donuts! After we oohed and aahed over the view from the Fairmont on the top of Nob Hill and finally got moving, we headed to Pier 39 to see the famous sea lions and get a good look at Alcatraz across the bay. For some reason, I couldn’t talk HG into getting on a boat to tour the bay, so we hopped a cab and headed to the top of Lombard Street. HG had a big time walking down the stairs next to the street, and as my parents were texting us about the time we were there with a taxi driver with a parrot on his shoulder, John saw a flash of green fly in front of his face. He searched the tree above him and found green and red birds- parrots??- living up there. Very odd and exciting timing! We made our way to the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero and scored an outside table at the Market Bar to soak up the sunshine.
After some rest time at the hotel that afternoon, we hitched a ride on a cable car down to Fisherman’s Wharf (HG was disappointed that she couldn’t hang off the side but was able to have the back to herself with the back driver) and treated ourselves to some sweets at Ghirardelli’s ice cream and chocolate shop. After she played around the plaza for a bit, we made our way to the water and were pleased to find a little beach. HG threw her shoes off and frolicked until we pulled her out by force. Since we were so close, we walked into McCormick & Kuleto’s, which was delicious and had the best bay view at sunset.
On our way!We have arrived at long last”This is the life!”Pretty amazing view of the bayA white-knuckled cab rideChecking out the sea lionsLombard StreetParrots!Thank goodness that Daddy was downhill to stop/ catch a running baby girl!Ferry Building
Riding a cable carChocolate break at Ghirardelli’s(this pose was her idea)HAD to put her toes in the waterView from dinnerUp past bedtime (central time anyway)