Did you know that the San Francisco Zoo was right across the street from the Pacific Ocean? Neither did I, but this was my view from the parking lot. Pretty spectacular. I still can't believe how warm and clear it was.
After we left the zoo, we headed north for a short drive to the Presidio, which is a large park and former military base. There are many things to see inside of this park, but the views of the Golden Gate Bridge are what reeled me in.
|It was a beautiful day for sailing in the bay|
|The moon over Alcatraz|
|Sailboats all around Alcatraz|
|Our ride to the restaurant|
|The view on our ride over|
|The restaurant itself is a houseboat, and you eat under water. There is also a spectacular lighthouse that you can climb to the top of. (Note: If you get sea sick easily, you should pass on this experience).|
|On the other side of the boat, the famous Pier 39 sea lions.|
|A closer view of the sea lions on their barges.|
|A birthday cocktail|
|This was their poke, and it was fabulous|
|Sole with lemon and capers, also very good.|
The lady's room was also the master bedroom of the former houseboat and had been preserved. Quite the bachelor pad, eh?
The next morning (Super Bowl Sunday) was my actual birthday. My sweet husband kept up our tradition of making fresh squeezed blood orange mimosas.
That wraps up my birthday. I hope you enjoyed my little tour of San Francisco.