Tuesday, August 4, 2009

City By The Bay

Hello, dear friends, from San Francisco - the City By The Bay. Yes, I did leave my heart here!! As we drove across the Bay Bridge into the City yesterday afternoon I could only sit and smile and realize how very much this place that was home during my college years really means to me. Just as we entered the City I hit the play button on the CD player in the car and we heard Tony Bennett begin to croon
'I left my heart in San Francisco,
High on a hill it calls to me
To be where little cable cars
Climb halfway to the stars;
The morning fog may chill the air -I don't care.
My heart waits here in San Francisco
Above the blue and windy sea.
When I come home to you, San Francisco,
Your golden sun will shine for me.'
Last evening we drove to Fisherman's Wharf where we enjoyed a casual meal of clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl and shrimp salad at a sidewalk cafe. After a stroll along the wharf and the docks of the marina we sat for a time to enjoy a marvelous street musician as he played the most beautiful violin music and then entertained us at the keyboard. While he was playing a street entertainer who was dressed up like Charlie Chaplin came along and danced nearby. Then we took the 'long way home' over the hills and up and down the streets of San Francisco. We wandered through the downtown area just enjoying time away together and the beautiful lights of the City at night.

In a bit we will head out for the day to destinations planned and, perhaps, some unknown. We have had a wonderful trip so far and we expect to keep adding more memories to take home with us when we return in a few days.

6 comments:

  1. Beautiful pictures, Adrienne ~ sound like you two are having a wonderful time ~ thanks for keeping us updated ~

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  2. Oh, hi there! Do you see me waving at you?! I'm just 1.5 hours kinda northeast of you, Adrienne!

    :o)

    jAne

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  3. Glad you are having a great time in San Franscisco. Liked the pictures, surely there are more!

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  4. I've never been to San Francisco Adrienne - wish I were there with you! blessings, marlene

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  5. Hi my friend! We were in San Francisco too! On July 27th. They are building a new Walt Disney Museum at the Precedio there and we got a special tour of what they are building. We picked up a tressel (that had displayed Walts "Lilly Belle" train in the Sacremento train museum) which Roger built about ten years ago. We donated it to Train Mountain in Chiloquin, Oregon...anyway, the new museum will be open to the public on October 1st, I believe. This museum is only about Walt and his family. Should be a great place to take the kids - lots of interaction for them. Glad to hear you had a good time in S.F., and we were probably there about the same time, go figure!
    xxxooo
    Marilyn

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  6. I've always loved that song!

    Brings back nice memories!

    Katherine

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