Well we leave San Francisco tomorrow and as the Americans would say it’s been a blast! We’ve had so much fun.
Today Una, who follows the blog, took us for a day out. It was lovely because as the Pokemon Tournament is now finished Jono got to see some of the sights. Una took us first to Jack London Square, which is located on the water front and is a great centre for entertainment and water sports. Jack London was an American author who wrote The Call of the Wild, White Fang etc and this square is a tribute to him. It’s a very pretty place and the pub there is very cool, it has a slanted floor and part of the door is under the step due to earthquakes.
After that we headed to Lake Merrit in Oakland. I’d seen it with Susan and Peter but it was lovely for Jono to see it. There is a nature reserve for birds on part of it and I especially loved the pelicans.
Onwards again to Point Richmond, this is a lovely old American town, it reminded me a bit of something out of the Waltons – apart from the Starbucks, but Starbucks are everywhere. We had lunch in a deli – honestly it was the biggest sandwich I’d ever seen and I could only eat half of it but we took the other half with us.
The highlight of the day had to be seeing the Golden Gate Bridge. It really is spectacular to see it. I’d had seen it before but from a different place, this time we were looking down on it. Una drove us over it and back into the city.
It was a really lovely day and a pleasure to meet Una, who is a lovely lady. So tomorrow we head home, with over 1000 photos and memories to last a lifetime. Once again thank you to you all and Jono has a message for you:
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