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Trip Report Joe Tro's San Francisco trip report

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Thanks for the all the trip planning help. This will be short, as the trip is mostly for work, but here's the report so far.

Arrived SFO Saturday at 10:30 am, and got to JW Union Square on BART around 11:30-11:40 or so. I'd forgotten the step to take the shuttle to BART station, and I'd also forgotten that BART could be pretty dingy and cramped. Nonetheless, it was a good value option. My friends picked me up to go to Sausalito, which was nice to not only spend more time with them but also to be able to drive over Golden Gate Bridge. We all had a lovely lunch at Le Garage. I walked back into town itself for a bit of exploring, ice cream, and drinking in the amazing views near the water and all the rocks. Just stunning. I'm glad I took the ferry back, and also glad that I followed everyone's advice. The weather really was much better on the Saturday. I was stuffed, so I made dinner out of the meager executive lounge offers and dessert.

Sunday was the hiking day (accidentally hiking, as it turns out). I took the 38 bus to Legion of Honor, with a half mile walk. The bus seemed to take forever, and I wished I had just used Uberx. I loved the museum - about 90 minutes of really high quality art, and I found some of the paintings I don't see as often other places (neo-classical, academic) to be great, in addition to the impressionist room. I then walked through trails and mud and such to Louie's and Cliff House. I waited 20 minutes for a counter seat at Louie's and had a nice BLT. I was disappointed not to get a view table, but I didn't want to keep waiting. I loved being so close to the water and passing Ocean Beach. I then walked to the Dutch Windmill/Wilhelmina garden and into the Golden Gate Park. I waited about 40 minutes for a park shuttle, only to be told that they weren't going in that direction anyway at the stop. When a bus came, it was standing room only, so I really didn't get to see much. Got off at the Conservatory of Flowers, which I found rather disappointing. The free flowers outside were much prettier. Friends then picked me up, and we had a nice chat and meal at the local Burmese place. I took uberX back, and relaxed the night away.

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