after the bean got in a quick hour-long power nap, we met up with her friends down in the lobby to walk back over to pier 39 again.
we browsed in some of the shops and watched the sea lions again until it was time to head back to the hotel to grab some dinner with the troop. they'd reserved one of the meeting rooms and brought in some pizza and wings, and it was nice to relax and just enjoy each other's company while we munched on the food. once everyone had had their fill, it was time to take a quick walk to hop aboard one of the cable cars.
as you'd expect on a saturday, there was quite a long line of people waiting for their turn. i'd been wondering how we were going to accomplish getting everyone through the line and onto the same cable car, but i'd underestimated the planning strategies of the troop leaders. turns out they'd arranged a charter for us weeks in advance, and while we got the stink eye from quite a few folks in that line, we happily boarded the next trolley that became available.
we rode it all the way to the end of the line at union square, where we got off and then got back on once the trolley had been turned around. in the meantime, we took some pictures and did some peoplewatching.
there were people waiting to board a trolley on this end too, and this time we not only saw the daggers from their eyes as we hopped on but heard quite a bit of grumbling as well. sorry not sorry, i guess?
instead of riding it back to ghirardelli square, we got off at twisty-turny lombard street to walk down the stairs and back to the hotel.
i do love how easily walkable san francisco is - at least the touristy areas are. and it marked my third day in a row of hitting 15,000+ steps. made me feel a little better about not actually getting in for a real workout. heh.
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