Sunday, June 27, 2021

2021 San Francisco - Day 3

Up and moving before 7 am, we got room service. Sharon had YOGURT & PUMPKIN SEED GRANOLA, while I had a BUTTERMILK WAFFLE. We packed up the room.

The plan for the day was wine tasting in the Napa Valley. In the car and heading out of the city just after 9 am, we got to Donum Estate about 10:15 am. We spent the morning at a wine club member event.

Afterwards, we headed into Napa. Sharon wanted to stop at the cabi outlet store. We were home back in Carmichael about 3:30 pm.

A few comments about San Francisco. The hotel [Proper Hotel] was right on Market Street. The area was very dirty and essentially surrounded by homeless people. When we left the hotel on Friday night, there was a homeless person sleeping and blocking the door exiting the hotel on to Market. When I went to open the door, I was essentially pushing him out of the way. Coming back into the hotel on one occasion, we got yelled at by a homeless person with obvious mental health issues. In the Uber on the way back from dinner on Saturday night, we passed a large homeless tent camp on the street about a block from the hotel. I don't recommend this hotel.

While we had similar experiences in this general area when we were in San Francisco in December of 2009 and October of 2014, the problem seems worse now. I don't know what the solution to the homeless problem is. I don't know what San Francisco's homeless strategy is. It does seem like they need to take a different tack.