…Pier 39

pier |pi(ə)r| noun a structure leading out from the shore into a body of water

Having summer’s off is really working for me! During my time off I promised myself I’d take my son out and do some touristy things. We played in Golden Gate Park, walked across the Golden Gate Bridge, and today took my niece along with us when we went to Pier 39. I told my niece I wanted to show her the sea lions down on the docks. There were hundreds of them all saying “Arrr, Arrr, Arrr!” She was so excited to go she couldn’t stop talking about it. We arrived at Pier 39. I used to come here as a child, mainly during the holiday season, and for some reason and I think this happens when you grow up, the Pier seemed so much smaller than I remember. Anyway, we arrived and unbeknownst to me the sea lions had left two days before to migrate to San Diego. Darn it! Two for some reason stayed behind and if you look closely in the picture to the dock, you’ll see them at the top left hand corner. We made do. The kids tried a sample of clam chowder (yum), walked the dock looking out at Alcatraz, saw some tug boats drive by, and my favorite, rode the merry-go-round. My son freaked out at first, but by rides end he was smiling. I love Pier 39!

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