For a day I made my way to San Francisco where I visited the iconic Golden Gate Bridge and other familiar landmarks around the city, discovered some interestingly new well made artisan burgers and a way of getting around that I knew had to be accident prone.
So the trip started with me picking up a rental car from Dollar rent-a-car (love their name very straight to the point) counting that as car number one for the trip as I reference the title having two cars. So with car number one in my possession I was all geared up with my cameras raring to go! First stop was the Golden Gate Bridge so I started rolling on and shortly realize that driving in San Francisco is like a sport of its own! Your first challenge is to figure out how to get to where you want to go by driving ten blocks around to a destination that is maybe three blocks away all because of the numerous one way streets that seem to always lead you in the opposite direction of where you want to go. Next challenge, Get ready to dodge! not only the obvious cars, bikes and pedestrians that would be normal anywhere else San Francisco throws in the additional cable car for you to maneuver away from! Challenge number three, The roads are uneven! the road orientations will change at every turn one minute you'll be driving on even pavement then realize your about charge down a hill that mimics the view of the top of a roller coaster and if you think up and down hills are all your in for how about a steep downward zigzag hill just to make things interesting? Yup! San Francisco has got it all! the zigzag road on Lombard St. is sure to make you come to the conclusion that when they laid out the roads here the engineers who made them probably thought "ah, lets just F*CK with everybody!".
Despite all the driving challenges San Francisco has thrown at me I arrive at the much anticipated Golden Gate Bridge (Yey)! Which leads me into the "A Bridge" part of the title. The weather is around 30 degrees with good gusts of wind hanging around. Now me being from a tropical island I did not appreciate the weather as it felt like light lashes on my face when the wind would blow but I just had to suck it up hey I was at one of the most famous bridges in the world I was determined to enjoy and take in all could from this iconic structure.
I am a self confessed foodie and one my favorite things to do when I travel is EAT! Part of my itinerary is finding out where my next food discovery is gonna be that being said I bring you to the "A Burger Place" portion of the title. After spending a good part of the morning at the Golden Gate Bridge I started to get hungry and asked my travel companions where a good place to eat was. After some deliberation of what kind of food I was i was into they came up with Roam Artisan Burgers, Roam for short. I was a little reluctant at first because I was hoping for something more of a San Francisco-ish flavor of cuisine but then again I knew nothing about what kind of food the city was known for so how could I say no and I'm glad I didn't because Roam was my favorite part of the trip.
What trip to San Francisco would be complete with riding those historic cable cars which bring me to car number two in my "Two cars" part of the title. Alright so I am going to admit this trip was not well planned out and I was just tagging along and following the people I was with so when it came time to riding a San Francisco cable car I had no clue where to start. So with my incredibly high sense of deduction I figured out where and how to get on one of these bad boys which meant I followed one and waited till it stopped and loaded passengers (hehe). One thing I couldn't figure out at first though during my whole time as driver and now passenger on the city streets I thought to myself "how the heck are these cable cars safe, when their tracks are laid out in the middle of the road?". Then it happened! after a few minutes of the ride my question was answered, they aren't. The cable car I was on hit a taxi cab that hit a pick up truck that was parked on these packed streets
Despite the steep and narrow congested streets that is the city of San Francisco I enjoyed my quick day trip here. There was far more I wanted to do but I was short on time. Would I go back? Definitely! I have yet to truly unravel the cities wonders so I am open to recommendations anyone might have on where to go and eat around here. Until next time San Francisco! Travel, eat, capture and make those colors pop!