Whats a GPS – Day 86

Whats a GPS?

Day 86 – June 25, 2003 – Wednesday

Still in San Francisco. We helped Ryan with his work overload today. Alcatraz tickets are pretty well sold out for the next 10 days, so we were not sure what Ryan will do with the hundreds and hundreds of people who call every day wanting tickets. The maximum capacity of the Alcatraz ferries is 4,200 a day, and it seems that two or three times that many want to go during the summertime.

Bozzie Jane handled our weekly radio show at 7:11 am this morning.

Ryan and I had lunch at Sausalito Gourmet Deli again. Love the Turkey Bacon Avocado Sandwich on a sourdough roll. We went down to Fisherman’s Wharf to take care of some business, and we drove around and saw a few sights. We met Victor and Nora on Fisherman’s Wharf. It was a beautiful day but unusually hot — got to 94 on the car thermometer.

We saw a shiny metal lady street performer at Fisherman’s Wharf.  A Low-Rider car did a million tricks for us near Fisherman’s Wharf.  We drove through the Civic Center area and took some photos of the capitol-like City Hall building. We drove through Japantown.

We took some cool photos of the Golden Gate Bridge as Ryan stuck his head up through the sunroof on the PT Cruiser and snapped photos as we went over the bridge.

Ryan took me for a ride in his new car — Nissan 350Z. Cool. Fast. Love the GPS system; I can see now what a huge help a GPS would have been to us on this trip.

We’ll finally leave San Francisco — probably Friday.

The Daily Journal of Round America:

Each day, we collect our thoughts on a web page just like this. We drop in some of the photos from the day. Our goal with the Daily Journal is to write about the towns we visit, the sights we see, the people we meet, and the pie we eat. We write about where we are, where we’ve been, and where we are going, but we also make observations about what we’ve seen and done as well as about life in general.

You can follow our travels from the Daily Journal section of this website. Other pages of interest include the running report of “vital statistics” on the Trip Scorecard, our nominations for the Best & Worst of the trip, as well as a rating of the pie we eat. If you’d like to see information for a specific state or town, click here, and then click on the state of interest, and the full itinerary is shown.

More Information on the Sights Visited Today:

San Francisco California