I started July off in San Francisco for the annual conference of the American Library Association. Two of my very good library school buddies shared a room with me and we had a great time together.
In addition to attending the conference we also did some sightseeing and exploring.
Our room had a great view of the Ferry Building and Embarcadero. The street market was set up every day between our hotel and the Ferry Building, which was amazing.
I also liked the view at night, so here's a pic of that.
I had a long list of the the places I wanted to see... and I got to most of them. Both my roomies were pleased that I had a plan and were happy to come along, even for the Segway tour, which concerned them at first.
The Segway Tour took us all over Little Italy, Fisherman's Wharf, past the window where Mrs. Doubtfire lost her face and through the alley where the garbage truck ran it over. We visited the church where Joe DiMaggio got married (the first time) and lots of other little spots like that. It was a lot of fun. We also went on a boat tour which took us around Alcatraz,
and under the Golden Gate bridge. It was a great view of the city as well, and there were some fascinating historical details (which I loved hearing about).
I really loved the cable cars and street cars too, so much fun. SF has imported street cars and the Italian one was beautiful.
Of course, there was much feasting and sampling, and nibbling.
Too, too good.
I really enjoyed my week in SF and then I came home to an injured Ariella.
She tore her ACL and is now wearing a brace while it heals.