This morning my dad had a breakfast to go to for his conference, so my mom and I had breakfast at the hotel and went shopping at a Ross near our hotel. For lunch, we went back to Fisherman’s Wharf (because that’s where the bus tour started) and had lunch at Boudin Bakery and Cafe. I had clam chowder soup in a sourdough breadbowl and it was amazing! After lunch, we got on our bus tour to see the northwest side of the city, go across the Golden Gate bridge, and see Sausalito, a suburb just north of San Francisco. We passed the Ghiradelli Chocolate headquarters and I was sad that I didn’t get to try any chocolate! Going to Sausalito was interesting because as soon as we crossed the Golden Gate Bridge, the sun came out, the temperature went from 60 degrees to 80 degrees, and the wind died down. Our tour guide said that the bay keeps the fog, wind, and cooler temperatures over San Francisco. Sure enough, when we went back over the bridge, the weather became cloudier, windier, and colder.
The tour ended at Fisherman’s Wharf and we boarded the Golden Bear for our boat tour. We were able to see the Bay Bridge, the San Francisco skyline, the Golden Gate Bridge (we even went under the bridge), and Alcatraz Island. While we were heading back to the pier, I noticed that you could see a line in the clouds between San Francisco and Sausalito; no wonder the weather was better there! Alcatraz looked really interesting, but unfortunately, we only have one day left in San Francisco and we have already decided to go to the California Academy of Sciences. Maybe some other time I can actually go to Alcatraz Island and not just see it from afar. After the boat tour, we headed back to our hotel and had dinner.