Tuesday, July 2, 2013

San Francisco

We just got back from a weekend getaway to San Francisco and what an awesome trip it was.  We arrived Saturday and then flew back to Calgary on Monday.   We had loads of fun touring Alcatraz and then we rented bikes from a shop near Ghirardelli square; biked the Golden Gate bridge & explored the Presidio area.  Bicycling is sure a great way to explore a city as compact as San Francisco.  And if the hills scare you, don't worry you can rent electric bicycles.   We had so much fun with these bikes, they are now on my wish list.

I had hoped on visiting the infamous Britex Fabrics, unfortunately they weren't open when I arrived at their door and I only had a bit of time before we needed to head to the airport.  Oh well...I guess that gives me another reason for a return visit.

To sum it up, got on board a westbound seven thirty seven. Visited the Streets of San Francisco. Our weekend escape included a tour of Alcatraz and renting bikes from a company called Blazing Saddles. I think I just had 1970's flashback....



  1. So glad that you had a wonderful time in S.F. It's a wonderful place to visit. How sad that you missed Britex - it's an experience.

  2. Very glad to hear that you weren't affected by the flooding. I have two brother-in-laws living there that made it through unscathed as well, though other friends of ours living in High River lost everything (they were renting the house they were living in though, so it could have been worse).
    Thanks for the tip about electric bicycles. A friend and I are going to San Fran in August and it sounds like a great way to get around. I'm going to make sure I get to Britex where I'll probably loose my mind, break down and become frozen with indecision (as always).