Friday, August 10, 2007

Trains, Busses, Bikes, and more...

Wednesday found us with a free day, so off we went to surprise Bill and take him to lunch. The girls were excited because we were taking a train. Little did they know that was just the beginning of our transportation for the day. From the train we hopped the muni bus which dropped us fairly close to where Bill works. We walked on up only to discover that he had already had lunch (it was just before noon when we got there.) Oh well, the girls and I still had to eat, so after meeting some co-workers we were once again on our way. We had a quick sandwich for lunch, grabbed a Jamba Juice, and decided to head down to Pier 39.

Getting to Pier 39 could be accomplished in many ways, but only 2 were viable for us, or so we thought. We could walk the 2 miles (we've done it before) or we could take the trolley. For those of you that have been to SF, have you ever tried to get on the trolley with 2 kids and a stroller? Let me tell you, it's not possible. While we were waiting a Pedicab came by, and I thought, "What the heck? The girls will get a kick out of it", so we hopped on. For those of you unfamiliar with Pedicabs, they are basically adult sized tricycles with a back seat for passengers. They are a little pricey, but let me tell you this man earned every penny. He had to pedal into a headwind on a single geared vehicle while hauling passengers.

After the ride we walked to the far side of the pier to see the sealions, took in a street show where we had the privilege of seeing a dude from the audience wearing boob dingers (desk bells on a necklace), stopped in the puppet shop and picked up a few additions for the girls puppet theater, took lots of pics including one of an R2D2 mailbox (just for McJedi), then walked the 2 miles back to Bill's office.

Once we reunited with Bill we walked another mile to the train station and took the train to Menlo Park where we had crepes for dinner, and then headed home. It was a very long day, and I was exhausted. Bottom line is that we all had fun, so that made it all worthwhile.

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At 12 August, 2007 23:40, Blogger McJedi said...

That mailbox ROCKS! It's perfect! I half-expect it to be able to project holograms of each person who popped in a letter. We seriously need more painted mailboxes around. Thanks for the pic, Snarfdog! :-D


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