Thursday, June 19, 2014

San Francisco Day 5 - Muir Woods & Aquarium on the Bay

Today, we discovered that our room has a fridge. Who knew?!

And that is exactly what you are here to read about, right?

Haha. Today, we took Tower Tours' bus tour to the Muir Woods, and through Sausalito. Our bus driver, a skinny older guy with a long white ponytail and a Harley Davidson jacket, was a hoot. He picked us up right from the hotel and out to the Muir woods, holding a running commentary the entire time. His commentary was a great mix of historical facts about the forests, information about the area we were driving through, facts about the wildlife in the area, and songs that tied in well to his stories. He even directed us to the bookstore at the Muir woods where he bought the books to do all his research as a tour operator. (He also mentioned that he has been doing this for 25 years).

On the way back, we drove through Sausalito and then got dropped off at Fisherman's Wharf. It seems like no matter what we do, we end up back at Fisherman's Wharf. Not that I'm complaining! :)

At Fisherman's Whaft we went to the Hard Rock Cafe for ... Lupner? (It was 3pm). It was expensive, but I would like to note that I had the most delicious Grilled Salmon I have ever eaten. Yes. It was that good.

Finally, we spent some time at the Aquarium of the Bay. The feature exhibit was a long tube that allowed viewers to ride a slow moving sidewalk through it, in two sections. The first section featured schools of smaller fish (anchovies and such), and the second portion included more dangerous creatures such as sharks and stingrays.

That concludes day 5 of 7... tomorrow we will be taking a Hop on Hop Off tour around the city, and visiting the Walt Disney Family Museum.