|This is the end of the line, so workers have to turn the trolley around.|
|Inside a trolley before it filled up.|
The most interesting thing that Mom saw was a funeral procession. She did not know anything about Chinese traditions when it comes to funerals, but she learned they are quite different from hers. At first, she thought it was a parade because there was a brass band. She then noticed the hearse. Paper or something like it was thrown from the sunroof of the hearse. Behind the hearse, there was a truck where the person's portrait was displayed and two sons (she assumes) sat behind the portrait. Mom didn't take any photos because she thought that would be disrespectful. After she got home she started researching the custom and it is definitely different than ours. She said it is very interesting.
They then caught the trolley. They had to stand the entire ride which is not easy going up and down the hills. They stopped at Ghirardelli Square. There are at least three chocolate stores there. They ate lunch at a pub and then they did some chocolate shopping.
|Inside the Ghirardelli store.|
There were several shops in the store. Mom liked the dog store because they had greyhound items. No, she did not buy me anything.
|Mom likes the apron that says "My dog thinks I am a real chef" Isn't she? BOL!|
|This bird had fun in a puddle.|
|People boarding a trolley.|
|Ship in the bay.|
|Golden Gate Bridge|
They had planned on checking out Lombard Street because it is one of America's crookedest streets, but they ran out of time since it took over a half hour to board the trolley. They decided to just ride the trolley back to the train station and head home. The trolley ride took a long time due to all the traffic. Saturday was the Santa Claus Crawl which is where people dress up as Santa and visit all the bars. There were hundreds of people dressed as Santa. Unfortunately, Mom didn't get pictures that really showed large groups of them.
|This is the plaza where the Santa people gathered, but you can't really see them in this photo.|
|The only picture of a hill that Mom was able to take.|
Mom said she enjoyed the day except for Chinatown. We have enjoyed our stay here. Mom said her favorite things were Alcatraz and the Winchester Mystery House. I have enjoyed all the treats that the office ladies give me.
The Greyhound Who Is Not Happy About Leaving