As I said in my previous post, I’m back home in France now. And here’s a picture of the sunrise over Besançon, seen from my balcony:
But I have one last blog entry from my roadtrip.
Thursday, October 30th
I take Van home today, to the agency in San Francisco where I rented him. I’m sad to be at the end of my trip and to see Van go, but when I see him at home among his siblings I tell myself that he’ll go on to other adventures, as I will.
I take the tramway up to Market Street and get out at Embarcadero Station. Then I take a long walk along the water front up to Fisherman’s Wharf, taking a few pictures along the way:
Coit tower is one of the main landmarks of these northeastern districts of the city:
I go all the way to Pier 39 where I have lunch:
Pier 39 is gaudy and touristic, as is much of Fisherman’s Wharf, but I like it.
After lunch I take the ritual cable car ride:
Cable cars are an iconic San Francisco institution:
Up Taylor Street we go…
…passing many cross streets…
…and some well-known landmarks…
…through the northern sections of Chinatown:
We pass by some houses that are…
…très San Francisco…
…and go all the way to Market Street, to the Powell Street Station:
This, then, is the last entry for my retirement-gift-to-myself road trip. I think that San Francisco is a fitting place to stop. But this is only a pause in the Olsen Road. I’ll be back in the not-too-distant future with other travels, photos and comments. Thank you all for following along. I hope you’ve enjoyed it.