July 9, 2016

Last Day in California. Chinatown & Fisherman's Wharf



Last Day in California.  Chinatown & Fisherman's Wharf
Todd Swank's Diary Entry for July 2, 2016


On our last night in San Francisco, we stayed at the downtown Marriott and got a room on the 38th floor.  We could see all over the place.


We waved at the helicopter pilot, but he was kind of rude and didn't wave back.  Must have been having a bad day.


We ate breakfast at Sears.  I had 18 of their little pancakes and could have probably finished a 19th one had they have given it to me.



We hooked up with Miss Sheri's cousin, Mary Parker, and her family.  They used to live in Minnesota years ago but now are California kids.


Mary brought along her husband, Michael, and kids, Catherine and Nicholas.  We hadn't seen the kids since they were little so it was great having the chance to spend some time with all of them again.



Since they are locals, we thought they could show us some of the sites like Chinatown.  It was an interesting place to visit.


We were traveling as a group and decided to walk through the rest of town and ended up at Fisherman's Wharf again.  We hit Ghirardelli Square and ate sundaes which were absolutely sinful.  Chocolate is naughty.


Tracy snuck off with Mary to a nearby wine tasting.  Mary & Michael impressed us with their knowledge of the local wine scene which is very good knowledge to have.


Since it was so close to the 4th of July, Fisherman's Wharf was crazy busy.  But it was a good crazy.  Like you found yourself preferring to stand in the middle of wall to wall people.


We stopped at a gallery and were blown away by some of the pieces on display.  This chess set had a price tag on it of $660,000.  For a chess board.  I don't care how good my game becomes with an expensive board, I just don't see how it is worth it.


It was time for us to go back to the hotel and pack for the airport, so we took one of the San Francisco trolleys back.  I've never had a craving for Rice-A-Roni like that in my life.