Northern California's Finest 
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This is part 5 of the story of our trip, this part is from Denver to Las Vegas, USA  in May/June of 2015.  It was part of a round the world trip that
included France, London and the USA (New York, Niagara Falls, Canyon Country and the Tall Trees)

This is the day that our tour started with Globus, Northern California's Finest

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Day - 1   San Fancisco Tour and Free Time   Day-2
12 - June - 2015
Globus:
At 6 pm. Welcome to San Francisco. Meet your travelling companions for a welcome drink. Your Tour Director will prepare you for your upcoming journey.
 
We took a Taxi to the Golden Gate Bridge and as we approached it was very apparent that it was covered in fog, unfortunate as it was bright and sunny at our hotel in central San Francisco.  It was cold on the access path to the bridge so we looked for alternatives to do today.  A bus station was at hand so we took a number 28 bus towards the Golden Gate Park.  We got off at Fulton Street and wandered over to the de Young Museum via an unmade path.  Nearby was the California Academy of Sciences which looked interesting, so we went inside for a look.  Our look lasted some 4 hours, quite a place to visit, the rainforest, the aquarium, the dioramas and even an Earthquake simulator.  After this we wandered past the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers but we could not visit as they had just closed for the day.  We walked around the park to where we could catch the 71 bus.  The bus was crowded as it was peak period, but we did eventually arrive at the stop for our hotel.  At 6 pm we met our tour guide and the people we were to travel with.  We grabbed a meal, which was very nice indeed, in the Westfield Shopping Mall just around the corner from our hotel.  Later we went up to the top floor of the hotel to take a few night shots of the city.  It was packed and so we only took a couple of photos before heading down again.

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Golden Gate Bridge - sign Golden Gate Bridge in fog Golden Gate Bridge in fog
Walking to the de Young Museum Walking to the de Young Museum Walking to the de Young Museum
Gum Trees in the USA de Young Museum Poème de la vigne (Poem of the Vine) (1877–1878, cast in 1882), a monumental bronze vase by Gustave Doré
de Young Museum - view Center fountain This T-Rex skeleton greets visitors to the California Academy of Sciences
California Academy of Sciences  - Reef lagoon California Academy of Sciences  - Reef lagoon California Academy of Sciences  - Reef lagoon
California Academy of Sciences - Rainforest California Academy of Sciences - Rainforest California Academy of Sciences - Rainforest
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California Academy of Sciences - Rainforest - Looking down at the aquarium California Academy of Sciences - Rainforest California Academy of Sciences - Rainforest
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California Academy of Sciences - Rainforest California Academy of Sciences - Rainforest - Blue Necked Tanager (Tangara cyanicollis) California Academy of Sciences - Rainforest - Blue Necked Tanager (Tangara cyanicollis)
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California Academy of Sciences - Amazon Flooded Forest Looking up at the rainforest California Academy of Sciences - Amazon Flooded Forest
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California Academy of Sciences - Amazon Flooded Forest California Academy of Sciences - Philippine Coral Reef California Academy of Sciences - Philippine Coral Reef
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California Academy of Sciences - Philippine Coral Reef Cleaning the walls of the aquarium Claude the albino alligator
     
Claude the albino alligator Foucault Pendulum at the California Academy - demonstrates that the earth rotates around an axis Feeding the Penguins
     
California Academy of Sciences - diorama California Academy of Sciences - diorama California Academy of Sciences - diorama
     
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San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers - alas too late it was closed San Francisco at night San Francisco at night

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