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10 Highlights from San Francisco

10 Highlights from San Francisco

I had a feeling when I decided to go to San Francisco last September that I would really like it. Most of the people whose opinions on travel I value raved about the city. They were all right, it is one of the world’s great cities. I was going to write another “Things I did […]

What I Did Right & Wrong- Northern California 2011

What I Did Right & Wrong- Northern California 2011

Now that I’ve finished the series of daily recaps and photos from my most recent trip to Northern California in September. I did a similar recap a few months ago for my May 2010 trip to Israel, and I think this is a format I will use in the future. When preparing notes on this […]

San Francisco Bay Area Panoramas- Part Two

San Francisco Bay Area Panoramas- Part Two

Here’s the second set of stitched together panorama pictures from the San Francisco Area. Again, they aren’t perfect, but the idea behind each of these is evident, I believe. I’m going to learn how to use this program by my next trip (or I’ll buy another program!). Fort Point Golden Gate Bridge from Crissy Field […]

Northern California- Day Fourteen (part two)

Northern California- Day Fourteen (part two)

After visiting Alcatraz and The Coit Tower during the morning of my last day in San Francisco, I headed to Chinatown in the afternoon.  I’m not sure how often they do this, but most of Chinatown’s streets were pedestrian only on this Sunday afternoon. There were curbside vendor and entertainers performing. It really was an […]

Northern California- Day Fourteen (part one)

Northern California- Day Fourteen (part one)

On my last full day in Northern California, I had a tour booked of possibly San Francisco’s most famous landmark outside of the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz.  A testament to it’s popularity, tours of Alcatraz should be booked well in advance. I booked mine shortly after booking my flight to California a few weeks earlier […]

Northern California- Day Thirteen (part two)

Northern California- Day Thirteen (part two)

In the early evening on day 13, I headed back to my favorite spot in all of the bay area, The Marin Headlands section of Golden Gate National Recreation Area. I wanted to watch sunset and the lights of the city come on from Hawk’s Hill, a promontory overlooking the Pacific on one side and […]

Northern California- Day Thirteen (part one)

Northern California- Day Thirteen (part one)

Day Thirteen found the Bay Area experiencing some great weather. I headed back to Golden Gate National Recreational area, the area just to the south and eat of the bridge. Being a beautiful morning, there were crowds of people taking advantage of the beautiful day, either walking, biking or jogging along the Golden Gate Promenade. […]

San Francisco Bay Area Panoramas- Part One

San Francisco Bay Area Panoramas- Part One

I still haven’t got the hang of these, and you can see the stitching in most of them. Despite that, they still aren’t that bad. Here are links to the Northern California Panoramas- Part One & Part Two. Inside a luxury paddleboat- San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park Boat in repair workshop- San Francisco Maritime […]

Northern California- Day Twelve

Northern California- Day Twelve

I drove across The Golden Gate Bridge for the first time on Day 12. The area around the bridge had returned to gray, foggy & overcast, after the lucky clearing of the night before. My first destination was The Cliff House, a famous restaurant overlooking the Pacific to the west of downtown San Francisco. This […]

Northern California Phone Pictures- Part One

Northern California Phone Pictures- Part One

As I mentioned in my summary of September’s blog action, I had hoped to send pictures taken on my phone through to my blog and to Facebook and Twitter. Due to the fact that the phone get lousy signal (even in the city) and has very little battery life, I was not able to send […]

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