Aliens in the Apple

Roadtrip: San Francisco

Franci 14 Oct 2013 The Roadtrip Uncategorized

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We only had one day in San Francisco for sight-seeing, so naturally we didn’t see everything on the list, but we still saw a whole bunch of things!

We saw Alcatraz in the distance:

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We rode the cable cars:

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We had a look around the waterfront and walked down The Embarcadero to Fisherman’s Wharf.

Our brother-in-law, Jeremy, got us in touch with a friend from college when she and her husband came to New Zealand for their honeymoon. Valerie and Gabe parked their campervan in our driveway in 2009, and 3 years later we looked them up in Stanford where Gabe’s been studying law. The drive down there through Silicone Valley was interesting, with all the geek billboards.

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There’s money down here…

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Valerie showed us around the Stanford campus — what beautiful buildings and grounds.

In one of the courtyards there are these sculptures by Rodin:

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Proof we were really there. :-)

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Gabe and Valerie kindly hosted us for a delicious dinner before we returned to our motel.

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That motel was the only dud on our whole roadtrip — in a not-so-good part of town, a tiny and very run-down room, weird people all around, not entire sure we were/felt safe… but we were fine in the end!

Next post will be the last one of the roadtrip: Los Angeles. Then after that I’ll try and update you a bit on the last year and a bit since we’ve been back in NZ. Hey, good things take time, right?

Comments (2)

Hannah Holder 14 Oct 2013 at 12:13pm

Your pictures of San Francisco and Stanford were eye-opening to me. Not what I’ve pictured or not viewpoints I’ve seen before. After my summer, it looks like SF is a remix of Barcelona, Vienna, and a touch of Padua. Liked the humorous signs you encountered, too!

evaholder 14 Oct 2013 at 1:25pm

I had no idea Stanford is such a beautiful campus. Thanks for the post, as always!