Sunday, December 31, 2006

New Year's Eve 2006 (San Francisco Day 1)

In 2003 and 2004, we have spent part of the week between Christmas and New Years in Tahoe. We decided last year that there were too many people and it was too much of a rat race. For a change of scenery, we decided this year to spend the New Year's Eve weekend in San Francisco.

Taking off in mid-day, we headed down to the city. Sharon and Jack had done a jigsaw puzzle of San Francisco recently and were interested in going to a number of places highlighted on the puzzle. We drove down Lombard Street and then headed to Telegraph Hill.

We were able to get a spot in the lot on the top of Telegraph Hill. There are some great views of the bay from the small circular parking lot. We toured Coit Tower and its murals. We ended up taking the elevator to the top. From the top, the views of the bay and the city are spectacular.

Next, we headed to the hotel; we are staying at the Argent Hotel. After lounging in the room, we headed to Ghirardelli Square. Sharon had made a dinner reservation at McCormick & Kuleto's Seafood Restaurant. Sharon had prawns for dinner, while I had Opah. We also had a Matanzas Creek Chardonnay.

Finishing dinner, we wandered along the streets to Fisherman's Wharf and Pier 39 before taking a taxi back to the room.

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