Sunday, April 15, 2018
The San Francisco Treat
Riding the cable-cars in San Francisco is both great fun and an efficient way to get across town. My hotel was just a block from the Powell Street Cable Car stop. The cable car goes across the city to Fisherman's Wharf in almost a straight line, and up and over a killer hill. I bought a one week "Muni" pass, allowing unlimited bus, street car and cable car rides. With cable car rides at $7 each way, the Muni passport is a great value - you can download their app, buy the pass online and just show the ticket on your phone (it was the first time I did that and it worked great.) I hopped on the cable cars three times and rode more street cars and busses than I can count.
The most coveted seats are on the outside, even better is standing on the outside, hanging into traffic. I did both. The cars run on a cable under the street. The cable moves continuously, and the cars control forward movement by grabbing onto and letting go of the moving cable. I have been out early in the morning, when the cables were just starting to move, it is a magical time, the sound is quiet amazing of the cables moving under the tracks.
Speaking of sounds, how many of you have a certain advertising jingle rattling around in your head? A San Francisco Treat indeed.
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When we were out in San Fran we got the same Muni I pass. It was handy as we were seeing things all over the city. It really was worth it. I preferred standing, hanging on the bar for fun. And yes....we saw many a San Francisco treat while there. The men are hot in San Francisco. The old song I Left My Heart in San Francisco? Well mine was I Left My Briefs in San Francisco.ReplyDelete
and I bet you left many many pairs!Delete
Oh, I'll be singing that song and muttering all day! A flavor that is sure to please... Thanks loads.ReplyDelete
I rode the cable cars inside, tyvm. from market st to the wharf. oh those hills gave me vertigo! $2 to ride the cable car back then (80s). and the sourdough bread and ghirardelli chocolates!ReplyDelete
(sings) rice-a-roni, the san francisco treat1Delete
I went to college in San Francisco and back then it was a very cheap way to get from A to B.ReplyDelete
Ah, Rice-o-Roni, next to Turtle Wax, a popular consolation prize on the game show circuit! Haven't had it in years. For having such an old soul, Maddie is awfully young :)ReplyDelete
I rode the cable cars in S.F. on my first visit there in 1980. Way too crowded for me, but semi balder half loved it!
lawdy, you are so correct! buy a box next time you're at the grocery store.Delete
maddie is 20 years younger than I am, dear.
He's around the same age as my sons, so still awfully young to me, but I was talking Rice-o-Roni jingle years. Now I've got a hankering for a box of the fried rice one. That used to be my favorite.Delete
DO they still make Rice-oRoni? I have never had any.ReplyDelete