Day 10: Coit Tower and Lombard Street
Today's adventure was done mostly in our mini-van and with an extra friend, Luke.
We drove to the top of Telegraph Hill which proudly displays Coit Tower, a 210 foot tower that gives a beautiful 360 degree view of the city.
They say the view at sunset is the best...I'm saving that view for a date night with Ben!
Roads are steep and windy leading up to the tower and parking is limited to 30 minutes. The view is free from the base, but cost to ride the elevator to the top of the tower leaving 36 or so steps to climb. We enjoyed the free view today!
The boys saw the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz, the Bay Bridge, the tall buildings in the Financial District, and the Ferry Building. There's even a shady grassy area where we took a few minutes to play 'fake baseball!' You know, no equipment needed, just air bats and air gloves and air balls.
Looking hard and with focus, you could see the crooked part of Lombard Street.
We loaded back into the van and drove to and down Lombard Street.
It's neat to compare the pictures of Lombard Street taken from Coit Tower and then taken at the base of the crooked street.
Though we've driven down the street a few times, it never gets old. We wonder what it's like for those that call this street home and give them lots of credit for how they keep it so beautiful!