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Day Four
February 19th, 2002 by suzy in Uncategorized

Well, the rain finally caught up to us, but John and I are both working today, so the rain won’t hamper our tour guide activities. John’s parents are going to pack their stuff and watch the Olympics all day, and we’ll meet them for drinks and dinner later on. Tomorrow, they’re heading back home, and I think it’s been a wonderful visit.

Yesterday, we took them to see the Cable Car Barn, where you can see the actual cables that pull the country’s only moving national monuments up and down the dizzying hills. It’s amazing that the cars are powered only by these cables, running under the streets.

After they saw how the cars worked, we jumped on the Hyde Street car, which has the best views heading towards Fisherman’s Wharf. The rain was still somewhere else, so both the sky and the Bay were postcard blue as we sped towards them on the steep slope of Hyde Street, past the crooked part of Lombard Street.

This time, it was John who created a scene. He was hanging off the side of the cable car as usual, and when he was going to pay the brakeman, his $20 bill was whisked from his hand by a frisky breeze and deposited about half a block away. The car waited while he ran back and got the money, though.

The rest of the day was spent looking around on the Wharf and at the historic ships at Hyde Street Pier. All in all, I think they’ve had a great time, and it was so good to see them. I have promised myself that we will go and visit them next year.

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and John can get his fill of Malesers while he’s here! 🙂 (here being Canada, of course)

There are much more interesting things to see and do in SF than in Lawrence. Or, let’s put it this way – John’s parents want to see the interesting things instead of looking at stuff like a combat air museum. Bwah!

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