Road Trip – Day Eleven-San Francisco

On this day we took the ferry to San Francisco from Larkspur, CA where we were staying and visited a few of the well known neighborhoods. The first one we visited was Chinatown. We spent a lot of time there. We kept looking for the “cool area”. I visited here when I was a kid and I remember thinking Chinatown was really crazy. I don’t know if we came on a slow day or if it is because I have seen several Chinese neighborhoods around North America since then but it was not that impressive. I heard that they would be selling live chickens in the streets and stuff like that but it was mostly junky souvenir shops.

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This sign caught my eye. I am not sure what the actual meaning of wang chung is but if everyone was going to “wang chung tonight” it hadn’t started yet.

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This street performer let me take his picture. I gave him a dollar to ease my conscience.

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Many shops had a similar display as this one. We enjoyed some sesame cookies and red bean buns from a bakery. But the smell of the roots and spices at some of the markets was too much for my nose.

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Jen notices this massage parlor. I mistakenly thought chun lee might work there but Jen corrected me noting she was in the game Street
Fighter not Double Dragon.

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We ate at a Japanese noodle restaurant called Mifune. It was just ok.

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Jen looking as though the sake was more than ok.

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We rode a cable car on the way back to camp. Jen pretended to be terrified. I think she was pretending.

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I also made a funny face. The German tourists we rode with thought we were very amusing. Everywhere we have been on our trip we have seen plenty of german tourists.

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