Wednesday, August 8, 2012
spectacular Golden Gate, Fort Point
protected San Francisco Harbor from
Confederate & foreign attack during &
after the U.S. Civil War. Its beautiful
arched casemates display the art of the
master brick mason from the Civil War
Visiting Mary in San Francisco --
Some photos from the Presidio -- Crissy Field (top); Golden
Gate - celebrating 75 years!! (right). The presidio was established in 1776 when the Spanish arrived to establish the northernmost outpost of their empire in western North America...it then fell under Mexican
rule for 24 years before the U.S. Army took control of it in 1846. For
over 148 years, the Army transformed the Presidio grounds from
empty windswept dunes and scrub to a verdant, preeminent
military post. Since 1994, the Presidio has been under the care of
the National Park Service as part of the Golden Gate National
View from upstairs bedroom of an open house;
A lot of the housing is being updated &
modernized and available for rental -- this
particular home had three floors + full basement
(5 bedrooms; 3 baths; kitchen; dining room and
living room)...bidding for rent begins at $12,300
per month plus extra for parking!!!
Saturday, June 9, 2012
Friday, June 1, 2012
No pictures today....up at 4:00am and off the ship by 5:00....fairly easy transfer to the airport and only an hour flight to Munich for our connection to JFK...very heavy security in Munich -- had to go through whole security check even though we never left the terminal...better safe than sorry....arrived in NYC 40 minutes ahead of schedule; spending two nights in the city before Mary heads to San Francisco and I head back to Florida!! Thoroughly enjoyed the trip...loved all the places we visited;met some interesting people and made new friends!! Ta, Ta for now...til we hit the road or high seas again!!!!
Thursday, May 31, 2012
and is one of the most affluent cities in Europe.
|Crooked Chimneys -- Built like this to prevent fires!|
|Old Warehouse District|
|Boat ride on the Alster|
|Lunch time for the Swans|
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
|Enjoyed a two hour lunch; just like the French do!!|
Sunday, May 27, 2012
St. Malo is a walled port city in Brittany in northwestern France on the English Channel. St. Malo traces its origins to a monastic settlement founded early in the 6th century. It became notorious as the home of the corsair, French pirates who forced English ships passing up the Channel to pay tribute!! Jacque Cartier, who is credited with discovering Canada, lived in and sailed from St. Malo
|Crepe & cider for Lunch|
|Seems like mussels with Frites + a Glass of Wine is also|
a favorite for lunch!!!
Walled city, with a history of pirates, corsairs, and fighting between the French and British! All providing trade and wealth! The city was mostly destroyed in WWll by American bombs and rebuilt. The ramparts escaped damage and date back to 13th century. Lovely warm day and yummy crepes for lunch.