San Francisco Day 2 – October 7, 2016

On Friday we enjoyed a relaxing morning with Carol and Cy, appreciating their hospitality and their company. They decided that they would take us to Sausalito before driving us to our hotel. The weather was fantastic, with warm temperatures and without fog. We enjoyed exploring the charming shops in the harbor area, and  we had a great view of the Golden Gate Bridge. We learned that the Blue Angels Air Show would take place on both Saturday and Sunday, with rehearsals going on today. We had met Carol and Cy as relatives, and we left them as friends.


dsg_2664I loved our hotel, which Carol  had suggested. For my 17th birthday, my parents took me to see the movie “Charade” at the Loew’s Valencia Theater in Jamaica. The movie features Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, and an open elevator with metal latticework that enables the passengers to see each floor as they ascend or descend. Our  B & B hotel, the Golden Gate, had a the same kind of elevator, and we learned that it has been featured in many movies.

We had made arrangements with our son to meet him at his office at 6:30 P.M. We hadn’t seen him since Christmas, so it was a very happy reunion. Nicholas found a restaurant that had good reviews in Chinatown called the Golden Gate. dsg_2675I was beginning to see a naming pattern! Nothing makes me happier after a meal in New York’s Chinatown than dessert at The Original Chinatown Ice Cream Factory, where ginger is my favorite ice cream flavor. Sadly, I learned that San Francisco is not a city that never sleeps.  I asked our waitress about the availability of ginger ice cream, and she gasped, “At this hour?” She assured  me that my request was impossible to fulfill. It was 8:30 P.M!

After dinner, Nicholas walked toward the bus that would take him to his apartment, and we walked to our hotel. We walked a minimum of 10,000 steps each day. We would talk with Nicholas on Saturday to make plans for our tour of Alcatraz on Sunday, for which we had tickets.