We covered so much ground on our day to SF that it was almost like the movie Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. Except for us, it was trains, ferry boats, and buses. And thankfully, unlike the movie, all of our travels went smoothly.
We started out on the train.
Okay. I have to stop right here and ask, for all you writers out there, is this not the perfect writing spot? And there were actually a lot of people with their laptops and coffees, sitting in the morning sun, working.
I, on the other hand, was relaxing with my mother-in-law and the kids, and I was thankful for her idea to take this mini-vacation. We had a blast.
Although I didn’t do any writing, I did go to the Café car to get a coffee, where I witnessed a beautiful encounter between best friends that left me standing in line blinking back tears. (That’s a whole other story I’ll write about soon.)
After the train, we boarded a ferry. And the view of the Bay was breathtaking.
We docked at Pier 39, saw the sea lions…
then went to the Aquarium of the Bay, where we had an incredible “behind the scenes” tour. And where we got closer to sharks than I discovered I’m comfortable with (we got to walk a catwalk above the shark tank).
But, sharks and Squirmles aside, it was one of the best days we’ve had all summer.