Friday, May 21, 2010

San Francisco Day 5

On Thursday we rented our car. It was a much needed break from our walking adventures. We were initially going to rent the car a few days earlier, but it cost $35 to park our car at our hotel. How ridiculous is that? It was fun renting the car though, because the rental place dropped it off with the concierge. It was also Preston's last day in his conference, which ended around noon, so we had almost the whole day together! I was excited to finally get to see Golden Gate Park and the Pacific Ocean.

This is a picture from one of the many little lakes in Golden Gate Park. At first I thought the turtles were statues, until I saw them swimming in the water. The park is enormous! There are several museums, as well as the Academy of Science located in the park.

This isn't a very good picture, but this was a windmill in the park that was by the tulip gardens. Unfortunately, the tulips had already bloomed for the season, and so it was mostly just poppies. We also went to some of the botanical gardens.

The border of Golden Gate Park is on the Pacific Ocean. It was beautiful, but SO windy. This picture makes me smile every time, especially as my hair curls up to give Preston a mustache.

Next we crossed the Golden Gate over to Sausalito and Tiburon. Sausalito had some darling shops, and some great restaurants on the pier.

We also drove all around Tiburon, which is shaped like a peninsula. They have some beautiful homes! I would kill for a view of the city like this! It was fun to explore outside of our walking radius. I just can't believe how large the bay is!