June 18th–26th, 2013

  • The galley
  • The car paddlewheel ferry, Eureka (1890), served the harbor until the 1957.
  • Machines of the 19th century were works of art.
  • One of the last walking beam steam engines.
  • 1932 Nash automobile on the ferry.
  • A little inflation has happened since the early 40’s.
  • Aimee Semple McPherson
  • The Oracle America’s Cup boat goes whizzing by at 40 miles per hour.
      • Segway tours.
      • Party boat, about to leave.
      • Big crowds on the wharf
      • Big crabs! But they weren’t local we found out.
      • Musée Mécanique with turn of the century penny arcade machines to the present
      • Scary!
      • Creepy!
      • An orchestrion
      • Ristorante Umbria where we met the Ursinos.
      • Nancy Pelosi’s sister stopped by our table.
      • Joe Ursino & the owner.
        • Joe & Barbara are fourth cousins. Here are Joe’s sister Anna and wife Marilou.
        • Joe’s license plate
        • San Francisco Zoo
        • Father & son
            • Ring tailed lemurs from Madagascar
            • The giant anteater from South America looked very uncomfortable
                • A wonderful bird is the pelican, His bill will hold more than his belican, He can take in his beak Enough food for a week But I'm damned if I see how the helican! — Dixon Lanier Merritt, not Ogden Nash
                • Nicko now a lot about these from his trip last year.
                • King of the Jungle—“Don’t mess with me.”
                • The chimpanzees fascinated our son.
                  • The train fascinated Nick!
                  • The Pacific Coast, near the Zoo
                    • Franchino in North Beach (Little Italy), where the owner passed judgement as to whether you could enter.
                    • Barbara’s 2nd cousin Carol
                    • Carol and her family