Friday, July 3, 2009

San Francisco

I walked to Pier 39 and Fisherman's Wharf from my hotel near the Financial District. About 7¼ miles round trip according to the Nike+ gadget. It was a beautiful day with temperatures in the low 70s and a nice breeze. I walked out to the end of a couple of piers to get away from the crowds for at least a few minutes. I think today was a holiday for many people. There was a Princess Cruise loading up so traffic along the Embarcadero was very congested with a lot of buses, limos and cabs dropping people (and their 20 suitcases) off at the pier. There were a lot of people at Pier 39 but no street entertainers. I went into a couple of shops but since I wasn't really looking for anything, I tended to keep walking.

I had lunch at the Fog City Diner at the intersection of Embarcadero and Battery St. This wasn't your typical diner as the menu included cioppino, an oyster bar and truffle fries. I had a burger and it was made of real beef coarse ground at the diner. It tasted like a steak instead of a burger. It looked like a diner on the outside but very well appointed on the inside with black leather and wood. Very nice with a nice view of the port right across the street. Right now, I'm back at the hotel waiting for my shuttle ride to the airport. San Francisco is a nice place to visit but it will be nice to get home.

Friday Afternoon - Walked many laps of the terminal in SFO to get my mileage up to 10 miles for the day. I feel like such a slacker this week since I only averaged about 3 miles per day.

Also, walked one lap of Seatac. That's at least a couple more miles.

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