It felt so amazing to get out of my homeschooling housewife/mom routine and back to being a roving backpacker for a day. With one baby in a stroller and the other on my back and no agenda, the wharf in San Francisco turned out to be completely relaxing. This adventure was a rediscovery of a past part of me and I spent most of my time focusing on big and small things that jumped out at me beautifully.
|Exotic mushrooms at a shop in the Ferry Building|
|Hot milk steamers and homemade mac & cheese. Yes, please!|
|A webbed friend within view of the Bay Bridge|
|And this little boy who made me smile as he quite carefully followed|
the inlaid glass blocks along the Embarcadero Ribbon .
I'd love to hear about your last solo excursion!
I used the BART train system to get around between
the airport, Berkeley, and downtown San Francisco
It's pretty clean with surprisingly few vagrants.
Make sure to buy only one train pass and
add fare money onto it as needed.
Multiple tickets cannot be easily combine.
The lines are coded by color,
but once you're in the train station those colors mean nothing.
You will need to know the end terminal
in the direction you are going to know which train to get on.
While near the Ferry Building,
look for signs that read "Public Walkway".
You'll find a secluded stroll that follows the water
behind the buildings rather than walking
in all the hubbub on the street.
There are benches along the way ,
public self-cleaning street toilet,
and a lamppost lined walking pier along the way.