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City by the Bay – Day 3

City by the Bay – Day 3

On our second day waking up in San Francisco, we were still stuck with our Chicago time zone.  We went down to the kitchen in the hostel for the complimentary breakfast, which consisted of assorted bagels, cream cheese, fruit, coffee and tea and juice.  The kitchen and dining room were big and bright and welcoming.  I really enjoyed the hostel, and would definitely stay at a HI Hostel again.  We checked out early to rent a car and drive out…

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City by the Bay – Day 2

City by the Bay – Day 2

We woke up pretty early on our first full day in San Francisco and decided to use it to our advantage. We walked to Dottie’s True Blue Café for breakfast, which came highly recommended and with warnings of a long wait for a table. However, since we were such early-risers, we only waited twenty minutes before we were seated in the cozy dining room.  The coffee was great and the food was pretty good.  I’m not a very good judge of breakfast places since I…

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City by the Bay – Day 1

City by the Bay – Day 1

We landed at SFO at 10:10am PST on a Saturday.  After picking up our luggage, we headed up to the Airtram and then to the BART station to go downtown.  $8.65 and thirty minutes later, we arrived at the Powell St. Station in Union Square.  Our first view of downtown was of the beautiful buildings on Powell Street and the trolley.  However, before we could enjoy any of it, we needed to eat something.  We went into the first place we…

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