This week I, Mini Dory, will be starting a three part Travel Tuesday Adventure about my recent stint as tour guide in San Francisco and a few surrounding areas!
It all started when Mama told me her human BFF and her family were coming in ALL the way from the other side of the USA part of Blogville!
Ms M and her family came to California all the way from the east coast of Pennsylvania. When I found out Mama and Daddy were going to be meeting up in the San Francisco for part of the trip I, being the gracious Mini Pup that I am, volunteered to have Mama photoshop me and carry me around be their tour guide! Boy did we have a few days of crazy fun!!
We started the trip by taking a tour bus around the city to make sure we saw all the pretty sights!!
We saw tons of very cool architecture while we were touring the city! Did you know San Francisco was home to 215 historical landmark buildings, 10 historical districts and around 14,000 Victorian homes??
It is so awesome to see the historical buildings mixed in with the modern skyscrapers!!
The Transamerica Pyramid(that pointy building above) is the tallest skyscraper in San Francisco FOR NOW, the new Salesforce Tower will surpass it as soon as it is finished!
Next time Mama and Daddy take me to San Francisco to visit, I want to explore more of Chinatown! Did you know that the Fortune Cookie was invented in San Francisco?!
Did you know there are approximately 44,000 streetlights in San Francisco?? Lucky for us, Mama didn't insist on taking pictures of every single one!
We made sure to get off the tour bus and spend some time at the Golden Gate Bridge! It's funny, they call it the Golden Gate Bridge...but it is red. What's up with that??
The peeps decided to walk to the middle of the bridge and back to get some exercise after spending so much time sitting on the bus. They saw some gorgeous views of San Francisco!! You can really see how hilly the city is from this picture!! Did you know the Golden Gate Bridge is almost 9,000 feet long(8,981) and it sits 746 feet above the water?? It is also one of the most photographed bridges in the world(especially by Mama!).
I made sure to take a ride one of the famous San Francisco Cable Cars!
Mama always sings the Rice-A-Roni song when she sees these...silly Mama
Before we went back to the hotel for the day, we made sure to stop in the Haight-Ashbury District of San Francisco!
This year they are celebrating the 50 year anniversary of the famous "Summer of Love"!
The Summer of Love happened in 1967 and was when lots and lots of young free spirits headed to the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco!
...and Mama says that is all I need to know about it.
Doesn't she know I have to listen to all that psychedelic rock and roll she listens to?? Sounds like the 60s were a very interesting era!!
They had lots of very cool wall murals in this area of the city...
...and this store we stopped in before heading back actually had these big round discs that Mama said played MUSIC??? I thought music only came over Mama's phone!!
Mama introduced me to a friend she bought when we got back to the hotel! His name was Mr. Bready Turtle. She said he would keep me company while the peeps went out to dinner....
Ooops.....wellll, I was hungry too!! Stay tune next week when I show you around just south of San Francisco in Carmel and Monterey!!
Mabel and I(Arty) are in our Mayoral offices this morning getting things ready for Fall in Blogville! With a change of seasons coming up, we thought this would be the perfect time to plan some events and we sure could use your help! So far we have come up with two fun events for September:
First up is the "How I spent My Summer(or Winter) Vacation" Blog Hop! Just let us know with words, pictures, or both, how you spent your time over the Summer(or Winter if you are one of our Southern Hemisphere furiends). We will have a Blog Hop set up and we can see what all our furiends have been up to!!
Please feel free to display our badge and help us spread the word about this event! It is open to all our anipals!
Our next event will be the Blogville Picnic and we would love to have your help for this one! Do you want to host a fun event?? You know, maybe a potato bag race, a team tuggy game or even a good game of frisbee?? We are hoping for a day of fun in the sun followed by a Barn Dance hosted by Mabel and Arty! Look for more information and a sign up sheet next Monday!
Let us know if there are any other events YOU would like to see around Blogville!!