Thursday, June 16, 2011

San Francisco













Life has been really busy with work and too much fun in-between that there hasn't been too much extra time to post anything on here. And I admit that I have been spending way too much time on Facebook. And once again I'm pondering if I should let this blog ride into the sunset since I rarely spend much time on here anymore. We'll see...




But for now, here are some impressions from our wonderful long Memorial Day weekend in San Francisco. It's been over 10 years since I've been to the 'city by the bay' the last time. I love this city and grow even fonder of it with each returning visit. We found amazing restaurants, met with some friends and saw the phenomenal new musical "Tales of the City," based on Armistead Maupin's novel. Everything was perfect. We didn't want to leave.




On our Virgin America flight, nonstop from Las Vegas to San Francisco


Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill, one of the countless highlights along the famed 49 Mile Scenic Drive


Like out of some Hollywood movie. One of the many warehouses on the piers along the Embarcadero

On our long walk towards the Golden Gate Bridge. Can you spot the bridge?




Detail of the Palace of Fine Arts

George at Fort Point, with the skyline of San Francisco behind him

Inside the old walls of Fort Point


George and I at Pier 39, with noisy sea lions and the Golden Gate Bridge in the background

The Castro, the epicenter of the city's gay life


With our friend Evan at the HRC store. A little historical LGBT tidbit, this used to be Harvey Milk's original camera store on Castro Street.


Beautiful old buildings can still be found throughout the city.


Fort Point's old light tower under the Golden Gate Bridge


Part of the Golden Gate Park, the old Dutch windmill and the Pacific Ocean can be seen from the many hills in the Sunset District




George enjoying food at Japantown


Our main reason to visit San Francisco. The preview of the musical version of Armistead Maupin's "Tales of the City" at the A.C.T. Theatre on Geary




Bay Bridge, seen from Chinatown


Taking the BART from Powell Street station to San Francisco International Airport was fast and convenient


George relaxing inside the new Terminal 2 at SFO


I wasn't ready to fly back home to Las Vegas

The brand new Terminal 2 at San Francisco Int.' Airport had just opened a few weeks prior. It's very spacious and comfortable. This is Virgin America's check-in area









4 comments:

Jeff said...

San Francisco is gorgeous and I love it, even though it rained non-stop for the week I was there in 1996 (definitely time for a re-visit!). Great photos, as always, and am glad you guys had a good time!

Ice John's World said...

Thanks for sharing all the wonderful pictures! How did I miss this entry so long! Guess I can follow you guys easier on Facebook nowadays.

Jim said...

@Jeff - Thanks for your kind words. It's always appreciated. I hope this finds you and Brad well.

@John - You're right. Facebook is easier. I have posted even more photos there than I did on this blog. I'm not much on here anymore. Besides, Blogger made it harder to format your posts ever since they 'upgraded.' It's becoming rather frustrating now.

I may stop Blogger altogether. I really don't have the extra time anymore anyway. However, I'm on Facebook and if anyone is interested to stay in touch, please feel free to e-mail me for more info. Thank you. :)

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