Saturday, May 28, 2011

Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39 and Ghirardelli Square

It seems like it''s drizzling almost every morning, but around noon, the weather clears up. We walked to the Fisherman's Wharf, on northern tip of the peninsula. When we weren't avoiding/swatting away seagulls, we wandered around the pier. The views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate Bridge and downtown were stunning.

We headed back to meet up with Elliot for lunch at this cute place on the Square, but the line wrapped around the building. Instead, we had a nice brunch at a cafe down the street, facing the park. It started to rain again, but we really wanted to see more of the piers.

We went to Ghirardelli Square first, sampled chocolate, and watched the sun reappear. The gray skies on one side of the city coupled with the beaming sun was a gorgeous sight. Elliot met up with us to tour Pier 39, also on the northern end of The Embarcadero. This pier had more attractions, like seal lions, ladies on tightropes, a carousel and plenty of fried desserts. While the sun set, we all hiked back up Nob Hill.

Tomorrow, we have an exciting day planned! Stay tuned. :)

Love you all,
Joe and Sophia