We arrived late Friday and checked into a great hotel, within earshot of the ringing trolley bells:
Saturday, we woke up and had a great breakfast before doing some shopping and riding the cable cars.
Then we headed to Fisherman’s Wharf:
The Wharf is home to all things kitsch and touristy, and some truly smelly sea lions:
Then we ducked into the San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design–a cool little museum not far from Union Square.
Sunday we biked from the Wharf to the Presidio, and then over the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito. It was a great trip…but my butt and hands hurt like hell afterward.
Great view from the bottom of the bridge:
Monday, we picked up the rental car (a Pontiac something or another that reminded me exactly why GM is now bankrupt) and headed to the wine country. The coolest winery we visited was the Castello di Amorosa a very authentically style castle built by hand over a 15 year period beginning in 1993.
Of course that wasn’t the only winery we visited and tasted at.