Playing Travel Guide in San Francisco!

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!!


Mark Muller said...

that is beautiful! that scott mckenzie was right, if you go to SF you should have flowers ... not only in your hair butt in your hand to honor this wonderful place...

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh I love all that mixed architectures too... and there is much about SF which reminds me of Sydney somehow... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

Julie said...

Looks amazing, my peeps have often thought about visiting San Fransisco and these photos are making them want to visit even more. Me...well I would luffs to meet Mr Turtle bread, hehe!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Molly the AireGirl said...

Mom has always wanted to see San Francisco. Beautiful photos, Mini Dory! You are the perfect tour guide☺

Brian said...

That was an amazing tour with so many cool stops!

Mara said...

We love murals! And you showed them so well! Can't wait for the next installment.

Mara and Brom from Norway

Sandra said...

he he he,i would have eaten the body of the turtle first. I love bread. I would love to see all those buildings and homes. I love old buildings and these are gorgeous to me. and I want to ride the trolley car to. you were a great tour guide and just visiting SF would be wonderful but meeting friends to do it with is even better

Two French Bulldogs said...

Mini sure gets around
Lily & Edward

Madi and Mom said...

First of all we loved the Friend's Plaque and the lovely photo of your mama and her bestied
Mini Dory you did a splendid job as SF tour guide!! MOL love the photo of you and the Golden Gate Bridge. OMCs 50th anniversary of the summer of love. That reminded mom of a story she needs to write on her other blog.
Looking forward to next Tuesday
Hugs madi your bfff

Janet Keefe said...

What a fun tour! I'm not much of a city person, but it looks like a nice place to visit (but I wouldn't want to live there....ha ha).
Taking the tour bus seems like a great way to be sure you see all the important sights!
Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

Casey said...

Wow, what a grreat trip! They were sure lucky to have such a knowledgeable guide.

Tails Around the Ranch said...

What a great tour, mini-Dory (and nice pics). Rick Steves would be very proud of your tour skills!

C.L.W.STEP said...

What a great tour! My John and Cathy and Ryan humans went to SF a year or two ago and saw some of the same sights. They did mention a place where you could get bread baked into all kinds of shapes. I hope you visited the aquarium there too.

The Army of Four said...

Thanks for the great tour!
Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher

Emma said...

Mom used to be in San Fran a lot and said she really liked it there. Now it is a long drive, so we haven't been. Maybe one day?

Millie and Walter said...

Thanks for taking us along on your vacation to San Fran. We can't wait to read the next installment.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

SF is one of HER favourite cities. Great tour!

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Mom hasn't been to San Francisco in such a long time - and now your post is making her want to get there right now. What a fun time for you, your family and your visitors!!! We did not know that about the fortune cookie, and aren't all the different streetlights so nice!!! Thanks for sharing your trip with us, Mini Dory.

Woos - Lightning and Misty

Marg said...

Well that was fun seeing all the sights. Thanks Mini Dory, for that great tour and all the great pictures. We enjoyed seeing all the sights.

Kinley Westie said...

What a fun trip!

Idaho PugRanch said...

Good thing you were there to help your mom and dad have such a great time
Hazel & Mabel

lexitheschnauzer said...

I visited San Francisco once in the mid-90'. It was a very interesting place, and I didn't get to see all the things you showed us here. I would love to make another trip back and spend more time.