After getting back to the mainland from Alcatraz Island we decided to pay a visit to the piers and of course Fisherman’s Wharf. And as stated, many wonderful and interesting sights in San Francisco were waiting for us!
Visiting the Sea Lions
We walked down the Embarcadero to Pier 39, had some overpriced ice cream and peeked into the little stores around us. We also got to see the sea lions in the harbor! They were warming themselves in the sunshine and playing or fighting, it was really fascinating to see them.
There was also a puzzle store that I wanted to visit, just to see what kind of puzzles they had. They display a number of wood puzzles which were interesting but very hard to solve. My boyfriend is a very ambitious type however, so we spent quite some time in the store while he and his friend were trying to solve at least one puzzle.
Weird, interesting and funny stuff, all of them at the Musée Mécanique af the Fisherman’s Wharf. This place displays arcade and mechanical games from the beginning of the 20th century to today.
Such funny games, like How good a kisser are you? (with answers ranging from frog to Prince Charming) and you had to put your lips into these oversized plastic lips. Seriously though, not very hygienic!
Some of the mechanical games were quite creepy though, mostly because I hate dolls that move, that creeps me out like nothing else.
On our way to the bus that would take us to the most famous street in San Francisco, Lombard Street, we passed a chili store. It had lots and lots of chili sauces and dips and just everything chili. They offered tortillas to taste all their sauces. Of course we/I couldn’t just pass this opportunity.
I tried all of the sauces labeled with three X’s or skulls, it was amazing. They had jalapeno jelly! Very tasty!
Finally we arrived at Lombard Street and even with good timing. The sun was just setting so we had a wonderful sunset accompanying our picture taking frenzy.
It was too bad though that the hydrangea were not in bloom yet, I would have loved to see them in bloom.
After we took the last picture we went back to Fisherman’s Wharf to find us some dinner. There was a place I had picked out on foursquare but apparently it was closed down because we couldn’t find it. So we got dinner from a small truck called The Codmother Fish and Chips, which was pretty good.
So we decided to go for a drink at least once in San Francisco and picked a placed called The Boardroom. This place looks like nothing from the outside, but once inside there are TVs everywhere, showing all kinds of sports channels, a long bar with an impressive array of alcoholic beverages on the wall behind it, a surf board on another wall and a very friendly and helpful barkeeper as well.
If you are in San Francisco, want to go out for a drink and don’t know where, go and find The Boardroom. The barkeeper is super friendly and will mix up any long drink you’d like. The prices are pretty fair as well.
We relaxed with our drinks in one of the booths and brought this very eventful day to a close with a Moscow Mule.