We started off trying to find Lombard Street (the curviest road in America) so I could drive down it... again! However, we didn’t have a map, so we had to rely on the GPS. She was lost as a goose on the streets of San Francisco. She had us going in circles. So we parked, and Scott said he thought we were close and maybe we could walk around and find it. We got to the bottom of a set of stairs on the sidewalk, most of which were hidden behind trees and shrubs and flowers. But the sign at the bottom of the stairs said it was the stairway to Coit Tower. Had I known what Coit Tower was and that it overlooked San Francisco from the TOP of an enormous hill, I might have realized that if we were at the bottom of the hill and the Coit Tower was at the top of the hill, there had to be lots and lots and lots of stairs to get to it. There were lots… 350 to be exact. Yes, I counted. If I was going to walk up them, I wanted to know how many there were. Besides, it kept my mind off of the excruciating burn happening in my calves and thighs. We got to the top and the view was beautiful. We could see the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, the Bay Bridge, and tons of boats and ships in the water. Here are some pics of our trek up the stairs. My view is always from the back of everybody else cause that's the view I get since I usually have to make some occasional stops to keep from having a stroke!
|Starting up the steps to Coit Tower|
|The view at the top|
|View of San Francisco from the top of the hill at Coit Tower|
|At the bottom waiting on me, as usual!|
This is a group on a tour of the city on "Mall Cop" two-wheelers!
|More from the street show|
|More street performers - they were everywhere!|
|Posing on a trolley car|
|Dinner at Bubba Gumps with the Scotts|
|T-shirt at Bubba Gump's gift shop|
|At the top of Lombard Street|
|At the bottom of Lombard Street|
|Golden Gate Bridge at Sunset|
|In the hotel lobby in San Francisco|