Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Waiting For The San Francisco Treat


My earliest memories of the cable cars in San Francisco are television commercials for the “San Francisco Treat.” Every time I arrive in San Francisco riding the cable cars is on my list of things to do. The last time I was there I made a point of riding each of the lines from one end to the other. The cable cars are certainly a tourist favorite, but they are also a local mode of mass transit and the drivers recognize their regular local passengers. I can recall one driver waiting while an elderly man crossed the street with three bags of groceries to catch a ride up the hill on his way home from the supermarket. Riding the cable cars and watching the people and the scenery go by are a wonderful way to see the diversity and beauty of the city by the bay. I’m ready to go back, is anyone headed that way?

TR

4 comments:

  1. Shh! Bert at Work3/08/2006

    With some London bus drivers you have to throw yourself (or push someone else) in front of the bus to get them to stop. Some are very nice and kind, though.

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  2. Headed that way, Headed that way you ask, I'm here now. Running around the Golden Gate Park. However, I must say that the squirells running around in leather pants is a bit disturbing. I'm headed to Stow Lake right now for a soak and some down time. Tonight I will relax at the Rogue Pub just off of Columbus AVE.

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  3. mygawd! Woodchuck is stalking the traveling penguin . . .

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  4. Anonymous3/09/2006

    I'll be in Chicago in a couple of months for an early church history conference, that just happens to be held each year the same weekend as the "International Mr. Leather" competition (they have a trade show!)It makes for some interesting subway rides in Chicago that weekend.

    Have fun,
    TR

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