Double Decker Carousel
The Sea Lions
Views of Alcatraz from the Pier
After a trip back to the hotel for a long nap we headed for Chinatown that evening. We rode one of the cities famous cable cars to that area of town. The cable cars were invented because the hills in the city were causing huge and tragic horse and buggy accidents. The horses couldn't slow down in enough time to stop, especially when it was raining. After seeing these hills (and walking a few of them, I can see why!). We loved going in and out of all of the shops at Chinatown. We even picked up a beautiful chinese pantsuit for Lydia. We ate dinner at a beautiful and very authentic Chinese resteraunt called the Cathay House, which had a beautiful view of the area. We then hopped on the cable car and arrived about a block from our hotel. Jeff headed out to go buy ANOTHER suitcase! We bought so much wine and other souveniers that we couldn't get it all in our luggage!
Riding the Cable Cars
At the entrance gate to Chinatown
Waverly street is where one of my favorite authors, Amy Tan, grew up. She wrote The Joy Luck Club and numerous other great books!
Dinner at Cathay House
The next morning we were up at 6:00 am to catch our flight and spent pretty much all day in planes and airports. We arrived back in Birmingham at 7:30 pm and boy was I happy to see my sweet little Anderson when Mom and Mike met us at the airport!