The Wharf and Chinatown

image Places You Gotta See

Fisherman’s Wharf is a promenade of family entertainment and attractions but we just want to view fishermen at work and enjoy lunch.

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Alcatraz Island looms in the distance only accessible by daily cruises.

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The USS Pampanito is now a National Historic Landmark museum ship at Fisherman’s Wharf’s San Francisco Maritime National Park Association.

She completed 6 war patrols from 1944-1945 and later served as a Naval Reserve Training ship from 1960-1971. (baycityguide.com)

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This portal looks cool and must be historic.

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Behind Pier 39 fishing vessels are docked.

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We walk up and down the street of generations of family-owned restaurants

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before choosing to eat lunch at Nick’s Lighthouse.

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I order a fresh Dungeness Crab salad… Delicious! Jeff orders an oyster po-boy platter and wonders why he didn’t opt for some Dungeness Crab… Poor boy!

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This is a picture of the dock behind the restaurant.

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After lunch I take a picture of one of the vintage streetcars that run a total of 5 miles on the F-line. (baycityguide.com)

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And finally, in case you doubted where we are…

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No tour of San Francisco is complete without seeing Chinatown by passing through the Pagoda Gates on Grant Avenue.

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San Francisco’s first Chinese immigrants settled here in the 1850s and today over 10,000 Chinese residents live here. (baycityguide.com)

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Before heading back to the RV and the dogs, we drive through the streets lined with the Victorian “Painted Ladies”.

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See that small black car parked behind the signs? No, that’s not us. And no, we did not see the house from the film Mrs. Doubtfire or the TV show Full House. Are we disappointed? Not at all. In a day we sampled most all of the flavors of San Francisco from north to south and east to west.

2 thoughts on “The Wharf and Chinatown

  1. Hi Laurel,Beautiful pictures! Thank you for sharing. What an awesome retirement traveling and seeing so many new  places! You are sooooo  lucky and blessed!  School is about the same and I am looking forward to our upcoming Thanksgiving break next week. We have school only on Monday and Tuesday then we are off the rest of the week! Yeah!! ‘ Hope you and your hubby are doing well in your RV.  It is beautiful! My Sarah who is 33 years young, who got married last October, is going to have her first baby Jan. 11th. It is a boy and his name will be Logan Edward. This will be our third grand child. We are all very excited for little Logan to enter the world soon! How is your grand child doing? I am sure you do  a lot of face time with  your family since you guys are on the road.. Trisha is still my aide but this is her last year working with me since she will be doing her student teaching next year with NKU where she is currently enrolled. I will surely miss her. I am going to ask Kelly Rose if she wants to come back to her old job…Then when I retire in 4 more long years she can take my position… We will see how it all plays out. Any plans for Thanksgiving? I love reading all of your emails and looking at your beautiful pictures while you are traveling. I sure do miss you… it is just not the same here without you and Mary Lee. I heard she has a grand baby also. How exciting! Have a great week and Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Debbie 

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    • How great to hear from you! A third grandchild, how awesome!!!

      My little Ollie is 19 months now. I stayed with his parents for 11 days recently. It took him a while to warm up to me. His Day Care is only a few blocks away and I enjoyed watching Tacy in action and picking her brain.

      Brian and Jen are great parents. They read to him, challenge him, encourage him to use words, and even put him in a short time-out now and then. Jen is so cool with him when he is frustrated and whining. “I’m listening,” she reassures him.

      I think about you a lot as a friend and pre-school teacher now that I am a Grammy too.

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