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SAN FRANCISCO ON OUR 57TH
Lea and I visited one of our favorite cities for our 57th anniversary, site of our honeymoon in 1952.  We were married at Camp Pendleton just before I reported to the 1st Marine Division in Korea, thus the delay in celebrating our marriage until I returned to San Francisco in August 1952.

The album begins with our entering the Oakland Bay Bridge late on the 5th, and ends with our anniversary dinner November 7th at a favorite old haunt, Alfred's Steak House.

We present this album to our sons, family and friends and acknowledge that their contributions to our past 57 years has been, as the MasterCard ad says, "Priceless!"

Comments, questions, etc., to: colbb06@earthlink.net

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Date(s): Nov 5 -7, 2008. Album by BB Yarborough. Photos by B.B. and Lea Yarborough ©2008. 1 - 47 of 47 Total. 6238 Visits.
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Entering Oakland Bay Bridge on way to San Francisco.

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Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill, taken from car while on the bridge.

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View of Lombard & Filmore from motel window.  Marina district has great local flavor, lots of shops, bars and restaurants.  Close to Golden Gate Bridge and only 10 minutes from center of city.

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Telephoto of same view as previous shows one span of Golden Gate Bridge, just 5 minutes away.

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The view enjoyed by residents of Pacific Heights, home to the more affluent.

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First view of bridge from Vista point on San Francisco side.

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Lea with bridge in background, just before we crossed for trip north.

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View point off Stinson Beach.

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View of shore looking north from Stinson Beach.  Bolinas, our next stop, is small village on peninsula in far background.

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Neat house on road entering Bolinas, a small and almost hidden village.  We got the impression that the residents do not exactly welcome visitors.

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Bolinas, sort of a throwback to the hippie era, displays this lighted peace sign on big old barn.

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I dubbed this downtown building the Art Center of Bolinas.

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Center of town activity.

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Church just north of town in Bolinas.

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Pristine miles and  miles of beach at Point Reyes National Seashore.

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Looking back from Point Reyes across the bay toward Olema, CA.

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Lea at Cypress covered walkway from parking area to Point Reyes Lighthouse.

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Looking back to the shore from top of Point Reyes.

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The Point Reyes Lighthouse, built in 1870, taken out of service in 1975.  Coast Guard now uses an automated warning light at the point.

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I estimated 6 to 8 floors of stairs down to the lighthouse.  After the long walk from the parking lot I opted to shoot from the viewing platform.

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This shot attempts to capture the rugged terrain of Point Reyes.

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You don't need to be a Meteorologist to judge the prevailing wind direction.

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Dinner at Fishermans Wharf a must  for us when in the bay city.

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Fishermans Wharf is always busy, day and night.

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Restaurant signs dot the area, adding light and color.

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A very popular tourist stop is the most crooked street in the world, one block of Lombard Street.

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Lea and I on Lombard Street.

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Probably a zillion picture post cards of this scene, the cable car route up Hyde Street from Fishermans Wharf.

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One of our favorite upscale places to stay, The Fairmont on Nob Hill.

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We have enjoyed dining at Alioto's since the 1950's, founded the year of my birth by the Alioto family,  and still family owned.

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Lunch at Alioto's patio area, great place to rest and watch people.

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Lea rested and ready to move out.

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San Francisco skyline from The Presidio.

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Coast Guard Cutter below the Golden Gate Bridge.

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USE SCROLL BAR.  View of Oakland Bay Bridge across the bay from Golden Gate Bridge.

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One of many cargo ships entering harbor while we visited view area on the north end of the Golden Gate.

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USE SCROLL BAR.  Wide angle view of skyline from north side of Golden Gate, a distance of about 8 miles.

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Party enjoys beautiful afternoon on Catamaran, just below Golden Gate Bridge.

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Another cargo ship plies way into Harbor.

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And another, they kept coming every few minutes.

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The Coast Guard Cutter disappeared from  sight in this boat slip area, hidden from view in the lower right.

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Alcatraz, seems to dominate all harbor views.

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This more modern Matson ship passed by, unusual design and no guess of what the aft portion accommodates.

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The cargo kept arriving, from a Pacific Rim region, or China, I would think.

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The Matson ship about to pass underneath the Golden Gate Bridge, where I began my maiden voyage to  the South Pacific in 1944.

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Anniversary dinner at Alfred's, a San Francisco landmark steak house, first visited by us in 1954.

 
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