Vertigo on the Golden Gate

On the way home from our weekend trip up the coast, we strolled through SF.

Okay, there is no way to stroll anywhere in SF, it's got streets that run miles toward the ocean and you feel like you'll never get there! If you stroll you may be hit by:
A: a trolley
B: a street car
C: a wired bus thingy
D: tour motorized cart thingys that look so unsafe
E:  all of the above.

We drove on a street with no left turns for miles and I started to feel claustrophobic. Trapped. Like I could not find my way out of the city and we just wanted to go see the Golden Gate Bridge for pete's sake.

So we saw the Bridge at one point.  Then we detoured and dipped our toes at Ocean Beach, Seal Rock.


2 hours later we navigated in and out of 19th Street so many times, I think the city uses the same street name all over town to make you go crazy and feel more trapped and lost.

Finally, the big red guy.

This shot gave me vertigo.

The rivets, simply....riveting.

Alcatraz Island

The kids were whining they were afraid of heights. Me, just afraid of falling to my death at heights like that. "When can we turn around?" "You know the farther we walk the farther we have to go back." Ooh reciprocal property! See we're doing math, it's like homeschool. Plus you're looking at an Engineering marvel, look how excited dad is!

Ah, the city. So beautiful outside the fog. But, man, my head is still spinning from those heights.

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  1. Beverly said...

    great pics! I used to be scared to ride over bridges, thinking the car would careen over the side and I would be trapped in a watery grave @@

  2. Heather B. said...

    I would love to see the Golden Gate Bridge! But considering I hate flying and an afraid of heights I don't think that will ever happen! So I will live vicariously through you!!! :)

  3. Michelle said...

    San Francisco is such a beautiful city. Hubby and I took a really quick trip their for my work's Christmas party (they flew us out there). We didn't have much time but we did bike ride over the Golden Gate Bridge, into Sausilito and took a ferry across the bay. It was tiring but beautiful and amazing. We can't wait to go back.

  4. Merrie said...

    Love that you got over there on such a clear day! Great pictures -- almost makes me want to go to the city. Almost.

  5. Fun Things Kids said...

    I just got back from San Fran and your pics are gorgeous! I only got to drive over the GG, wish I got an up close look like you. I have to say driving those streets was like a roller coaster for me,so I know how you felt.

  6. Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

    LOVE your photos! San Francisco is one of those cities I've always wanted to see. :)

  7. Martha said...

    Beautiful pictures. I want to visit the GG Bridge one day... it's been on my list forever, I just never seem to make it too far from home any more!

  8. Whiney Momma said...

    I am totally freaked out by bridges...I cannot stroll along a bridge if you paid me. Great pics though!

  9. Rose-Marie said...

    those are the best pictures I've ever seen of the Golden Gate bridge! I get dizzy around heights, bridges, too, for instance the Tapanzee! But what a view! It was worth what you went through to get there!

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