Day 5 – San Francisco, USA

The big shopping day in the Bay area.  Last night they issued warnings about unseasonable wet weather, it downed out to be very wet but for the most part it rained while we were indoors.

Caught the local bus in San Francisco, always interesting to see the locals.  Saw the pink ribbon on the San Francisco hill which was highlighting 30 years since the first case of aids was diagnosed here.

First stop saw a visit to the Golf & Tennis shop for Andrew’s prized tennis shoes, unfortunately for him they were the wrong colour and I know how fashion conscious he can be.  From here we went down to the Wharfs starting at Pier (funnily enough) all the way to the famous Pier 39 (were it did rain).  Now just as mum had given up on finding the Music Box Shop I figured out the new location, people getting presents from here owe me.  BTW this was one spot were the prizes were still very high – best to not shop in tourist places.

We ended up at  Ghirardelli Place were we enjoyed ice cream and a banana split.  We had planned to get the cable car but it was shut down for repairs so we went hiking up the hills of San Francsico which actually ended up being a good thing.  Down to Union Square and we located Macy’s which is were the shopping began.  Can’t say what we got but I have a few familyn member birthday’s coming up so hopefully they will be happy.

I should mention that Mum managed to knock over a ‘Caution Wet Surface Sign’, drop her umbrella, spill her Banana Split on the table (really not her fault) and a few other events, unfortunately the worst was my senior moment deleting all my photos from the day.

About Nathan

An Australian World traveler who has been fortunate enough to experience 56 countries so far.
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