After leaving too-early for a day where I'm not working (9AMish), my friend Estelle and I went up to Millbrae and got onto the BART, which took us into San Francisco downtown. After exploring a few stores and getting some coffee, we walked up (there was a lot of walking "up" this trip) to Chinatown and found the fortune cookie factory.
5. Go to Fortune Cookie Factory
It smelled DELICIOUS--like warm vanilla. There was a line outside, so we waited in the alleyway where the factory was, and just got to smell.
|It smelled so tasty outside!|
|Notice the little pancake irons, and balls of dough for the next round|
There were some chocolate, and some vanilla (or original, I suppose). I preferred the vanilla.
|A giant vanilla fortune cookie|
33. Eat Chinese Food in Chinatown
By this point in time in our journey, Estelle and I were feeling rather puckish, so we went in search of food in Chinatown. One place was handing out coupons that gave you free potstickers and ice cream, so that was the place we went to. I had chow fun, which came out unusually hot for a Chinese food place, and was quite tasty. I didn't take any photos of the food, so have another photo of Chinatown instead.
3. See the really crazy part of Lombard Street
After lunch, we walked through North Beach (that neighbourhood, more than any other, reminds me of New York), and then up-up-up a hill to Lombard street. I've been on Lombard plenty of times before--it is a long street, and goes through most of the city--but the crazy part is really only a block or two long.
It was a steep hill. It was a really steep hill. But once you get to the top (which is filled with tourists), you do have a nice view of the crazy part, which really is quite pretty--it's like a park you drive your car through. I would hate living up there, but there was something nice to it.
|I made it! Now I'm going CRAZY.|
2. Hang up a sign saying "So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish" on Pier 39 where the sea lions used to be
After that, we headed down to the waterfront, and came out by Ghirardelli Square.
It was crowded with people, and empty of sea lions.
Operation sign began. I made the sign and stuck it to the wood, then sat back and watched people walk by and smile. I don't know how many people got the reference, but it was fun anyway.
|The sea lions! They are gone!!|
By this time, Estelle and I were tired and sleepy, so we took a bus to BART and went home. A successful day, overall!