Awoke at the KC Airport Days Inn and after a quick breakfast were on our way to the airport. We had lots of time so everything went smoothly with tickets, secutiry etc. Finally we took off and after 3 1/2 hours we arrived in San Francisco (Hereafter referred to as SF) Our shuttle picked us up and we got our first unofficial tour of downtown while the shared van let off people all over downtown.
At our hotel, or hometel as our kids always call it, our room was ready so we could unload our things. The Holiday Inn Express- Fisherman's Wharf looks great and the people are very helpful. We rushed a block down the street to Fisherman's Wharf (FW) and looked around. We had lunch at a food truck (fish and chips). This gave us nourishment to go to the conveniently located Walgreens and get some things we couldn't fly with. (No checked bags.) Next we rushed to the Cable Car ticket booth and bought 7 day passes ($27) which will get you on all muni buses, cable cars and street cars. Good value if you don't have a car and plan on going places. Then another 3 block walk to the bus stop. We rode across town to within 3 blocks of the ballpark and caught the Giants-A's game int the second inning. BEAUTIFUL ballpark with the bay in the background, but the weather was chily and it was windy and we were in the shade. After watching 3 innings we bought Cooper a cap and went back to the bus stop to reverse our trip. Back at our hometel we walked all over FW and ate at Boudin's. Kathy had more fish and chips and I had Macaronia and cheese with Dungeness Crab. Delicious. And oh yea we also had a bread bowl of clam chowder and a big helping of sourdough bread.
It was now time to find the Segway Ride. They had five riders including 3 I wish had not stopped by. A mother and her two teenage daughters, they were horrible. The mother took forever to get comfortable, but her daughter gave us fits, wandering ahead of us or into other lanes of traffic. Most segway tours use sidewalks.
This one tooke us through 5 miles of busy streets, AT NIGHT! Our guide was great and knowledgeable, but it wasn't my favorite Segway Tour. And it was cold.
When I talk about it being cold, I should preface it by saying the weather is great for SF. No rain, no clouds, no FOG. Great for SF means gloves, sock caps and at least two jackets.