Wind power all along the highway back to the city.
We drove back in from Mariposa this morning, encountering quite a bit of fog for the first hour or so, then smooth sailing the rest of the way. We pricelined another hotel (we have done great with priceline on this trip!), the Hilton in the Financial District, right next to Chinatown. They let us check in early and they even have free wireless in the room, which has been hard to find lately! We returned the rental car and walked to the cable car for a ride to Chinatown. It was such a warm day! Did not even feel like January. We had a fabulous Chinese lunch, then walked back to the hotel so I could do some work (bummer! it's vacation, isn't it??!)
Who knew that Rich had a side business in San Francisco?
Sights in Chinatown
Later, we went back out for another walk so we could soak up the last of the sunshine.
People waiting for the bus
Still later, we walked around the corner to have dinner at a cute little Italian place. The Italian-speaking staff were friendly as can be, the food was delicious and we had to try the panna cotta even though we were stuffed. Their bakery display case was full of more goodies.
We've really enjoyed our several stays in San Francisco. It's such a vibrant city with so many interesting neighborhoods, lots to do, great public transportation, cool markets and shops, nice weather...
Now we are trying to re-pack for the plane tomorrow and hoping we are not over the weight limit! I hear Unalaska's had snow and bad weather so who knows what our chances look like for arrival home on Wednesday. Tomorrow we go as far as Anchorage (hopefully) and will spend the night there. Oh yeah, we still need to priceline another room!