I’m the only person in my family who has not been to the great city of San Francisco, California. Mommy and Daddy went to San Francisco for their honeymoon, and Mom still talks about it to this day. She has said more than once she would love to go back but for all of us to go together. Keith had an Odyssey to San Francisco…well Oakland. He went on a school trip where they stayed in Oakland but the event was in San Fransisco. He came back sharing all sorts of stories about the very “progressive” city.
I’m down for new experiences and speaking to new people with differing views. Therefore, here are the top six things I would like to see in my epic cross country road trip fit only for a Catholic millennial to San Fransisco.
Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption: Well this cathedral is interesting looking. After some reading, it looks like its architectural style is structural expressionist modern, which sounds like mumbo jumbo. However, after looking at the pictures, it looks like a Smurf hat with cool glass shafts.
Golden Gate Bridge: Obviously, one is unable to go to San Fransisco and not take a photo with the Golden Gate Bridge. This spectacular piece of architecture has 746 foot towers. It gets 10 million visitors per year. How happy I would be if I could be one of those 10 million in 2018.
Alcatraz: Alcatraz was one of Keith’s favorite parts of his trip to San Fran. Being Chicago people, we are proud to say our most famous gangster, Al Capone, has a cell preserved in Alcatraz. Sure, he coordinated the Valentine’s Day Massacre, but you can visit this place and do tours, even at night. I wouldn’t do that.
Redwood Forest: To me, this is the only reason to go to California. I want to see the Redwoods and sing and dance like I’m a Disney Princess all through the forest. Unfortunately no pets or emotional service dogs are allowed in the park for the protection of the natural balance and all the lovely little critters that call the Redwoods home.
Ghirardelli Square: This fun looking place went from a chocolate factory to a mall…with chocolate. I love chocolate, and I’ll eat it all. It also has fun things like boutiques, jewelry, nic nacs, wine, and bakeries. Chocolate plus baked treats equals a happy Lexie.
Alamo Square: Oh this is the fun place with a beautiful view of the Painted ladies, the lovely colored townhouses that is famous in movies and TV like Full House. The beautiful park has an off leash dog area, trails, and is the perfect place to have an afternoon picnic.
San Fransisco is another one of those cities that I had a very hard time choosing only six things to do here. Hopefully I’ll have to opportunity to see this world famous city.
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