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Posted on Saturday, August 31st, 2013

Dave!Since the electrical outlet on my hotel desk doesn't work, I used the outlet on the far side of my bed. So of course I forgot my phone hanging there this morning again. Again.

Which was especially unfortunate considering I loaded in a Japanese dictionary last night for my 7:00am Saturday breakfast meeting. It's been nearly 20 years since I've spoken the language, so I really needed all the help I could get. But, lucky for me, one of the people I was meeting with spoke excellent English until our translator showed up.

After a much-deserved nap, I had four hours until I had to check in at work again.

A part of me just wanted to hang out in my hotel room since I have been to San Francisco many, many times. But I love me a veggie burger at Johnny Rockets and love me some donuts from Trish's Mini Donuts, so off I went to Fisherman's Wharf, where the sea lions were out making a racket as usual...

Sea Lions Sunning in San Francisco

Turns out that Fisherman's Wharf on a Labor Day holiday weekend was not the smartest of ideas because the crowds everywhere were massive.

After lunch I was just going to go back to the hotel. But then I thought of Lombard Street for some reason. When I was a kid, I remember our family driving down it once. But everything after that is a blur. I have a photo scanned of it shot on Advantix film, which means I must have been there in the late 90's, but I remember none of it.

And so off I went to Russian Hill to see "The Crookedest Street in the World"...

Lombard street Looking Up

To my knowledge, I've never actually walked up the hill, so I decided to give it a try. I was glad I did, because the view from the top is pretty great...

Lombard Street Looking Down

And that was that.

Drinks for work followed by a nap followed by dinner followed by blogging.

Next up... sweet surrender to sleep.

I hope.

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  1. martymankins says:

    That is a nice shot. I’ve not driven down Lombard, but I have walked up it as you did. It’s quite the hike, especially when you are trying to pass a massive amount of people, which there always seems to be no shortage of.

  2. Poppy says:

    Pretty view! I didn’t know you could walk up that street!!! Exciting!

  3. Wow! I’ve never seen Lombard Street so crowded with cars! But then I was there in May 1983 and November 2000 … Been down it four times – once with Dad driving, once with Mum driving, once with a friend driving, and once with me driving :)

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