Saturday, August 18, 2007

Here it is in all its glory, the Golden Gate Bridge. For those of you who do not know, I just returned from a week's stay in San Francisco. What a wonderful city. I traveled there with my grandmother and we enjoyed ourselves completely. The only thing I wish I would've done was to hang out at a local cafe and people watch. I like to observe people and their behavior, especially when trying to learn about a culture in a different city. Boy, I wonder what people would say about Chicago-ians. In any event, I hiked up and down the hills of the city, visited Alcatraz, rode the cable cars, and walked Pier 39. Simply amazing. It was refreshing to be out of Illinois and across the country for a bit. I must say, one of the main observations was the price of food. I became very familiar with the Denny's and noticed that prices were almost doubled in San Francisco, than here in Illinois. For two people, we were spending an average of anywhere 25 to 30 dollars a meal... at DENNY'S! I was shocked.The gas prices were about the same.. 3.25 per gallon, for the unleaded. The city is great, but not my cup of tea in terms of permanent residence. I am hoping to retrieve the pictures off of my camera phone soon. When (if) this happens, I will be sure to post them for all to see. It is times like this I wish I had a digital camera. I am behind the times in terms of technology; we'll save that for another post.
I hope all is well in the cyber- blogging world. Enjoy what is left of the summer, it sure is flying by!