Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Parting shots of San Francisco Bay

After viewing these pictures from my inlaws, I am adding San Francisco to my bucket list.

From Wikipedia (link),

The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge spanning the Golden Gate strait, the mile-wide, three-mile-long channel between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The structure links the U.S. city of San Francisco, on the northern tip of the San Francisco Peninsula, to Marin County, bridging both U.S. Route 101 and California State Route 1 across the strait. The bridge is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, California, and the United States. It has been declared one of the Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Sitting in the middle of San Francisco Bay is Alcatraz Island.  Again from Wikipedia (link),

Alcatraz Island is located in the San Francisco Bay, 1.5 miles (2.4 km) offshore from San Francisco, California, United States. Often referred to as "The Rock", the small island was developed with facilities for a lighthouse, a military fortification, a military prison (1868), and a federal prison from 1933 until 1963.  In 1972, Alcatraz became a national recreation area and received designation as a National Historic Landmark in 1986.

What do you know about San Francisco?  One randomly selected commenter from this week's blogs wins a book choice from my convention stash.  Comments are open through Saturday, December 6, 10 pm in Baltimore.  I'll post the winner on Sunday, December 7.


Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City


  1. I know there was a massive earthquake there in 1906.

  2. Lbe sf, great sports team

  3. I have been to San Francisco once for just a short time. I really want to go back and visit Alcatraz.

  4. I've never been to SF but it's one of my dream destinations :) Thanks for sharing!

  5. I was in San Francisco once many years ago and have wanted to go back. Loved walking around the wharf and thru the parks.

  6. I visited San Francisco in 1970. We saw Fisherman's Wharf, Ghirardelli, and Cobb Hill, and the Golden Gate Bridge. And Sausalito, too. A lovely, lovely city.

  7. I have been to San Francisco, it was in 1975 and we went to quite a few sites. Fisherman's Wharf was my favourite.

  8. Alcatraz is a must see but you need to buy tickets in advance because they sell out. Summer time can be quite cold. Clam chowder in bread bowls are the best there. You can take great photos with the Golden Gate Bridge at Crissy Beach or Marshall's Beach. Don't drive a stick shift in the city if you don't like going up hills. Go and enjoy's an awesome city.