After our travels through Oregon and Yreka California, we arrived in San Francisco.  GPS is such an incredible invention – just plug in where you want to go and it takes you there.  One problem, sometimes it takes you on routes that aren’t exactly the best way.  We wanted to cross Golden Gate Bridge but ended up going over Oakland Bay Bridge.  Not a good choice as we ended up in a parking lot, literally.  I could not get over the amount of cars going over that bridge.   I felt like this tiny ant trying to get through the entire colony only to find space where I could lay my head down.  To add to the stress, our car was giving us problems and we were worried the car would die right there in the middle of that insane traffic!  I pre-booked our hotel in San Mateo, a little place called Stone Villa.  The place was decent, clean and cheap as we were only supposed to stay one night and move on to Disneyland. If you’re looking for a place with a view this is not your hotel as the hotel faces an industrial area.  We arrived in San Mateo on a Saturday with car problems and decided that we wouldn’t head to Disneyland without getting the car checked out.  Unbelievable  to me that in a city the size of San Francisco there were no mechanics working Sunday .  We were stuck without a car in San Mateo!  Rather than waste the day we took public transportation to the heart of San Francisco and spent the day at Fisherman’s Wharf.  It was a wonderful day and we saw so much and talked to so many local people because we used public transportation.  Doubt we would have seen that much in our car.  Next day our car was fixed and we were on our way to see Mickey Mouse.  Here’s a few shots of our day in San Fran, I absolutely loved San Francisco and want to go back and spend a few more days.  Double click on one of the shots in the gallery below to see a close-up view!

Waiting for the bus to San Francisco – notice the boys and my husband are wearing team Canada hats and T’s.  Remember we were visiting the USA during the Olympics – just had to show our patriotism!

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