Friday, November 25, 2022

Quick Trip to San Francisco

 Melinda Palacio

November is a beautiful time to visit California. Crisp, sunny weather makes for a nice weekend getaway. Bonus excursion to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where you can view Diego Rivera's America exhibit until January 3, 2023. 

I had the pleasure of visiting a friend in Richmond who introduced me to the ferry near her house that goes straight to San Francisco. When I lived there, the only non car option was to take Bart and get to SF. Bart is the Bay Area Rapid Transit system and how you will get around without being stuck in car traffic. 

San Francisco

Views of the Golden Gate Bridge from the Richmond Ferry to SF.

Once in the city, Bart will get you to all destinations, but it's fun taking the trolley. 

close up of the Rivera's mural

With Diego's Siren drawing. 

Andy Warhol's Triple Elvis 

Bording the trolley from Powell street

If you look closely, you might see Nancy's house in the distance. 

Do not attempt this photo while the trolley is moving. 

Fisherman's Wharf was different from what I remembered, busier, crowded. Allioto's shuttered and a victim of the pandemic. 

Tony Benett sang about leaving his heart in San Francisco and it's easy to see why. It's still a special city by the bay and I am a lucky to have good friends who showed me around the city I once loved and lived in. San Francisco will always have a piece of my heart. 

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