Arrived safe but tired after direct flight to LA then onto SF. A very warm welcome from Joe and Kate, who live in the Mission District, then amazing pizza for lunch(?) at Arizmendi Bakery.
On Tuesday we caught the BART to Embarcadero (the pier) where you could see the Bay Bridge. Nice warm day, high 20s, locals are complaining of heat wave. Tomorrow is predicted to reach 32!
Off then to ride a cable car, still manually operated up and down the steep streets since the 1870s. It took us to Fisherman’s Wharf where we got our first view of the Golden Gate Bridge. No fog today!
The architecture here is pretty diverse but there are lots of Victorian style houses. The Painted Ladies are across from Alamo Square – there are six but two are under restoration.