Why we chose San Francisco

I purchased this beautiful oil painting of Golden Gate Bridge from Suzanne McCrary. It makes me nostalgic for the good old days when I lived in San Francisco back in 1968:

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When we were contemplating the possibility of joining a group tour to Europe, we decided against it because of the refugee and terrorist problems there. I saw a photo in the Sunday paper, showing French soldiers holding machine guns while patrolling the Eiffel Tower in Paris.  Ugh.  No thanks.

Then, we considered traveling to Quebec City in Canada. It was founded in 1608 and remains a quaint city with narrow cobble stoned roads.  But, we would have to board three planes to get there.  And it is a walking city with lots of hills.  David would have a tough time walking in Quebec City, as he has arthritis.  Ugh.  No thanks.

We briefly considered New York City, where I lived from 1970 to 1975. We last visited New York in 1997.  The only reason I would go back would be to see Broadway musicals.  There aren’t any that I presently want to see.  So, no thanks.

Hence, it is San Francisco that we will visit in May.  We look forward to boarding the cable cars, dining at Fisherman’s Wharf, touring the wine country and redwood forest, cruising around the universities in Berkeley and Palo Alto, visiting Alcatraz, and just enjoying what the city has to offer.  We are very happy with this decision.

10 Responses to “Why we chose San Francisco”

  1. De Says:

    Loved the Alcatraz tour. Don’t forget to buy your tickets early. But go through the national park service site. There are sites that sell them for more. I just looked and May isn’t available through the national park service site (90 days prior) but they are at the other sites.

  2. Olga Says:

    San Francisco is a lovely city. I am sure you will have a lovely time and it is relatively close to Hawaii. Good way to ease back into travel or to decide if that is something you would like to do more of in the future. It is tough with arthritis, I am sure.

  3. Alan Says:

    Virgin America has some really great fares too!

  4. Hattie Says:

    It should be very pretty there that time of year. Don’t miss the fancy aquarium.

  5. DeniseinVA Says:

    Though you mentioned several beautiful cities, San Francisco is a great choice.

  6. SchmidleysScribblins Says:

    Yes, San Franciso is a great place to visit. Have fun.

  7. anonymousonthemainland! Says:

    Bring lots of travelers checks it is the most expensive city next to NYC in all of the mainland..Watch your pockets and be careful, as it has quite a bit of crime for tourists..we go sometimes when we travel to Berkeley and to Palo Alto where relatives live, but our davs and nights of visiting the city by the bay are over, toooo many people and toooo expensive, been there done that seen that..we enjoy the coastal areas of California if it is not flooding or brush fires and or floods..the state has changed so much we stay in Washington state and visit the coast and eastern part which has many lovely wineries and art galleries too!

  8. tom sightings Says:

    The B’way show “Hamilton” is supposed to be fantastic … but you can’t go wrong visiting San Francisco!

  9. Christine Says:

    The painting looks so realistic. I think you will have a great time, it was so well thought out.

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