We started off the day riding the cable cars to Union Square. It's too bad the photos don't capture the depth of the hills here and the stomach tilting sensation you get when you top a big hill to find that it's just as steep on the other side.
Next we caught a bus over to the Ferry building and begun to walk back along the Piers. This is a great walk and I highly recommend it! This view came of the Bay Bridge came from Pier 1.
Continued along the piers...Pier 7 has a great boardwalk in it. That picture is on my camera and will have to uploaded later.
Then I got it in my head that we should walk up to Coit Tower. I wonder if someone has counted how many steps go up this hill. Get an idea here and then add more because we took a round a bout way. Many panting breaths, aching muscles and dirty looks from my husband later we reached the top.
The views were worth it (and I thought the steps were fun despite their torture...cute little walkways and garden areas).
We wandered Fishman's Wharf and a few shops inside. Didn't shop - but might have to go back to get a couple things for the kids and to visit the Lefty Store again.
We stopped at the Musee Mechanique during our walk back to our hotel and I took great pleasure in beating my husband at car racing...twice.
At the hotel we rested our feet for half an hour while making a dinner reservation and then headed out for Chinatown.
The stores in Chinatown were fun to poke around in - all sorts of weird "treasures" to be had. It is an experience that shouldn't be missed. Here are a few of the things we spotted in the stores:
We stopped at a store called It's Candy on the way back to our hotel. Cereal box size containers of Nerds, giant twizzlers etc. Fun.
Well - off to enjoy day 3. It's shopping day and I'm looking forward to it. :)