San Francisco or Napa


Thee’s Continental Bakery - Farmer's Market

The Farallon Islands - Gulf of the Farallones - National Marine Sactuary

The Farallon Islands are located 27 miles west of San Francisco, in the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary.

The islands support a spectacular assemblage of wildlife including nearly ¼ million seabirds such as the common murre,

Cassin's auklet, and tufted puffin. During late spring and summer, seabirds use the islands for breeding, nesting,

and raising their chicks. The Farallones also are important habitat for thousands of seals and sea lions that use the

islands for breeding and resting.




Angel Island



Tee Off Bar & Grill - website
3129 Clement St., San Francisco, CA 94121
(415) 752-5439


  $329.74 E-Special rate   Total $418.27


Hilton San Francisco Fisherman's Wharf 


Sheraton Fisherman's Wharf  $417.01 E-Special rate


  Radisson Hotel Fisherman's Wharf $449.71 E-Special rate


Americas Best Value Inn Golden Gate  $193.11 E-Special rate


La Luna Inn, a C-Two Hotel Revamped, 1960s-style San Francisco motor inn $250.75 E-Special rate






Joes Cable Car 4320 Mission St. CA 94112




San Francisco CityPass

Adult, $54.00

Muni & Cable Car 7-day Passport

The San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni) provides transportation to all points of interest within San Francisco. The Muni system operates both diesel and electric trolley buses,

historic streetcars and the world famous Cable Cars. The historic streetcars run on the F Market Line, and the metro streetcars (light rail vehicles) run in the Market Street subway

and on the surface outlying areas. Look on the back of each CityPass attraction ticket for information on how to get there using Muni.


$24.00 for adults

Blue & Gold Fleet Bay Cruise

A visit to San Francisco isn't complete without the absolute best panoramic cruise aboard Blue & Gold Fleet's one-hour Bay Cruise Adventure along the city's historic waterfront,

past the PIER 39 sea lions, under the remarkable Golden Gate Bridge, by Sausalito, past Angel Island and around notorious Alcatraz. Narrated highlights are the

backdrop to amazing views of San Francisco's landmark hills and bridges.


$21.00 for adults

Aquarium of the Bay

Explore the wonders of San Francisco Bay as you walk through Aquarium of the Bay's 300 feet of crystal clear tunnels surrounded by 20,000 of the Bay's most fascinating marine animals.

Touch live leopard sharks, bat rays, and an amazing variety of tide pool animals. Aquarium of the Bay is an adventure you're sure to remember.


$13.95 for adults


For the Curious Ones - The remarkable Exploratorium combines art, science and human perception into hundreds of interactive and entertaining exhibits. More like an experimental

laboratory than a traditional museum, your curiosity will guide you through Exploratorium's five primary collections. No matter your age or familiarity with science you'll love Exploratorium.


One Exploratorium general admission; not valid for specially ticketed events. Tactile Dome sold separately, call (415) 561-0308 for pricing and reservations.


$14.00 for adults,

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Conveniently located in the flourishing Yerba Buena Gardens cultural district, SFMOMA offers the West Coast's most comprehensive collection of modern and contemporary art as

well as an ever-changing program of special exhibitions, complimented by shopping at the MuseumStore and dining at Caffé Museo.


One San Francisco Museum of Modern Art general admission; some special exhibits, lectures, film programs may require an additional fee


$12.50 for adults

California Academy of Sciences & Steinhart Aquarium

Penguins, piranhas, pythons and pipefish are among thousands of animals that make this museum and aquarium come to life. Meet tropical fish like Nemo and Dora at the two-story

living coral reef and watch feeding shows at the African penguin tank at 11:00am and 3:30pm everyday and snake feedings Fridays at 2:00pm.


$10.00 for adults

Extra benefits you receive with your San Francisco CityPass.


Check out "Mind" at the San Francisco Exploratorium thru Dec. 2008

"In Mind, you are the exhibit. Experience your own thoughts, feelings and
actions in provocative and unexpected ways in this major new 5000-square-foot
Exploratorium exhibition, four years in the making, featuring over 40 brand-new interactive exhibits. In a very real sense, you'll discover that the exhibits in Mind are actually

within yourself: these experiences are windows into the subtle but powerful processes and mechanisms at work inside our heads. At A Sip of Conflict, for example,

drink from a water fountain fashioned from a very real but unused toilet."


Tommaso's North Beach
1042 Kearny Street
San Francisco, California 94133

Phone: (415) 398-9696
Fax: (415) 989-9415

The restaurant is open Tuesday to Saturday from 5PM to 10:30PM,

Sunday from 4PM to 9:30PM and closed on Mondays

Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory
Ross Alley is the oldest alley in San Francisco. It was known for brothels and gambling.

Today, it is home to the Golden Gate Fortune Cookie Factory and murals depicting the everyday life of the Chinese American community.

Chinatown is located in downtown San Francisco. It is roughly bordered by Powell Street and the Nob Hill District on the west. On the east is Kearny Street and The City's

Financial District. On the north is North Beach and Green Street and Columbus Street. On the south is Bush Street and the Union Square area. Despite its decline, it

has been slowly expanding northward into the North Beach neighborhood north of Green and Columbus Street.


Within Chinatown there are two major thoroughfares. One is Grant Avenue, with the famous Dragon gate on the corner of Bush Street and Grant Avenue; St. Mary's Park that

boasts a statue of Dr. Sun Yat-Sen; a war memorial to Chinese war veterans; and a plethora of stores, restaurants and mini-malls that cater mainly to tourists. The other, Stockton Street,

is frequented less often by tourists, and it presents an authentic Chinese look and feel, reminiscent of Hong Kong, with its produce and fish markets, stores, and restaurants. Chinatown

boasts smaller side streets and alleyways that also provide an authentic character.

Best Pizza In-House, Pickup, No Delivery

User Rating: Good (4 ratings)

Uncle Vito's Pizza, 700 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108

(415) 391-5008

700 Bush St, San Francisco, CA 94108


North Beach Pizza (415) 433-2444 1310 Grant Ave, San Francisco



Mona Lisa Ristorante is a family owned and operated Italian restaurant that is possibly the best kept secret in San Francisco. They have a very extensive menu of pastas,

housemade pizza, and antipasti. Each dish is lovingly prepared with great flavor and artistry. We think this is the best pizza in North Beach! Ask them about delivery. They have

these really cute, teeny tiny Italian cars that come beep beep beepin to your door. They also offer wedding & private party catering. 353 Columbus @ Vallejo - PH: (415) 989-4917


Tommaso's Ristorante Italiano & Pizzeria - North Beach Since 1935

Tommaso's has consistently made the great pizza in North Beach. With their oak burning brick oven, the original interior and family service, they take the lead in West Coast pizza excellence.

No Delivery. Orders in-house & to-go pick-up. 1042 Kearny Street @ Broadway PH: (415) 398-9696. Open 5:00 p.m. - 10:45 p.m Tuesday - Saturday.


Burgers Burgermeister 759 Columbus Ave. (Filbert St.)

 San Francisco, CA 94133 415-296-9907

This classic, high quality burger is one of the best in town---a hand-formed eight-ounce Niman Ranch beef patty flame-grilled to juicy perfection and served on a soft sesame seed bun. Garnish it simply with

lettuce, tomato and red onion; fancy it up with mushrooms, sautéed onions, avocado, bacon or chili; or dare to go tropical with mango or pineapple. Choose a side of crispy fries or cool cole slaw,

and then wash it all down with an old-fashioned milk shake or a beer from the tap. The lunch special is a great deal---a cheeseburger served with fries or salad and a drink for under $6


Barney's Gourmet Hamburgers 4138 24th St. (Castro St.)

San Francisco, CA 94114 415-282-7770

Tucked away at the end of 24th Street's walking corridor, you'd think that only locals would know about this fabulous hamburger joint. But the large patio, draped with trees and flowering vines makes

this a popular spot on sunny days for people across the city. The burgers are huge and come in over twenty different styles from bacon and barbecue sauce to green chilies and jack cheese.

With most of the varieties, the beef can be swapped out for ground turkey, chicken breast or tofu patties. Large salads are available for anyone trying to stabilize the onslaught of calories,

but not many can resist the baskets of crisp french fries or spiced curly fries.


Sutro's at the Cliff House, 1090 Point Lobos Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121 (415) 386-3330


Ocean Beach, San Francisco, California

Ocean Beach is a beach that runs along the west coast of San Francisco, California, United States, at the Pacific Ocean. It is adjacent to Golden Gate Park, the Richmond District and the

Sunset District. The Great Highway runs alongside of the beach, and the Cliff House and the site of the former Sutro Baths sit at the northern end. The beach is a part of the

Golden Gate National Recreation Area and operated by the National Park Service.


The beach throughout the late spring and summer is almost always enveloped in San Francisco's characteristic foggy weather leaving average temperatures there at 50-55F (9-12C), thus

scaring away many tourists and beach goers. Conversely, the beach is popular with surfers, campers and bonfire parties. More beach-friendly weather

occurs in late fall and early spring, when the fog dissipates.


The water at Ocean Beach is noteworthy for its strong currents and fierce waves, which makes it popular among many serious surfers. The water is also quite cold, due to a process known

as upwelling, in which frigid water from below the ocean surface rises up to replace the surface water that moves away from the beach as a result of the Coriolis effect. The rapid

rip currents and cold water make the ocean dangerous for casual swimmers or even for those who simply want to set foot in it, and many swimmers have been swept away and drowned

as a result. Nevertheless, this still attracts many surfers, making it one of the bay area's top surfing spots.


Surfers and other swimmers have died at Ocean Beach; as of May 2006, the most recent death is documented here [1] with the next-previous death taking place in January of 2006 [2].

Prior to that, it had been about four years since anyone died at Ocean Beach. In 1998, a record seven people lost their lives here[3].


The Ocean Beach surfing community is equipped with four of their own surf shops, several popular beach-themed cafes, as well as scores of local surfers devoted to its cold water

and dangerous break. Seal Rock is a prominent local feature of the area.


San Francisco Oct. 30 - Nov. 2, 2008

It is 151 miles between San Francisco, CA and Yosemite National Park, CA

It is 58 miles between San Francisco, CA and Santa Cruz, CA

It is 50 miles between San Francisco, CA and Santa Rosa, CA

It is 35 miles between San Francisco, CA and Petaluma, CA

San Francisco October 2007

San Francisco August 2007

Napa Valley Info

California - North of San Francisco

California Beaches

California Parks

San Francisco info


Here are a few links to a few of the places we were telling you about.  If you get a few days, Fort Bragg is a good place to stay.  Most of the motels have 2 nights for the price of 1 specials.  These generally run from November to April.  (Penny has been having problems with the links that I send, so you may have to just key in the URLs.)
Well, I think that I have given you enough links to wade though for a while.  Like we said, Fort Bragg is one of our favorite places to go, especially in the winter.
Dennis  This is the cabaret style show  This is the cave crawling (spelunking).  The Middle Earth tour is the one that we took.  Of course, it was much cheaper when we did it (about 6-7 years ago).  The restaurant in Fort Bragg that we always go to.  The motel that we stayed at when we first started going to Fort Bragg.  You can see by the pictures how close the beach is.  The train ride though the redwoods  The motel where we now stay.  We like it a better.  They completely redid this place.  A general link to Fort Bragg  The winery that I was telling you about that is right on the ocean.  The Little River Inn where I play golf.   Flights to and from Las Vegas (at least according to the new release which was back in April when the flights started).  Fort Bragg is only about 2 hours from Santa Rosa (where the airport is).

San Francisco October 2008

San Francisco October 2007

San Francisco August 2007

Santa Cruz November 2007

San Jose - Monterey - Carmel - Nov. 2007