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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 last full day before we leave for home

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Day - Final       Day-2
21- June - 2015
Urban Safari Tour and Walk over Golden Gate Bridge
We were talked into having a tour of San Francisco when we were organizing our trip - it sounded a good idea until we realized our Globus Bus tour also included a San Francisco tour.  Well we were excited when a small brightly signed Ute turned up and a very outgoing tour guide welcomed us aboard.  This was going to be different.  As it was a small vehicle we were able to go where buses were banned - up those steep hills, around and down again all with interesting commentary. Our first stop was the Fort  Point, right under the first small span of the Golden Gate Bridge.  The original design had a footing  in the center of the fort which meant it to be destroyed, but fortunately the design was changed.  Next stop was Twin Peaks for a good look over San Francisco.  The peak was clear of fog today so we had uninterrupted 360 deg views.   We stopped at a small eatery for morning tea and was intrigued as a man in a thong walked past - it seems public nudity was only banned a few years ago and some people are still protesting, he was technically dressed.  After that another trip around Chinatown and back to Pier 31, where we left the tour.  We headed up to the Golden Gate Bridge as we knew it was a clear day. A chance for us to finally walk over it and enjoy good views.  We walked over and back again and then caught a free bus to the Palace of Fine Arts.  We walked around the grounds before heading off to our hotel by Trolley Bus.

Tomorrow was our last morning in San Francisco, so we decided to see what Westfield was all about before we headed out to the airport and home via a very long flight.


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San Francisco - Steep Street San Francisco - in the back of the Ute San Francisco - our Ute in reflection
San Francisco - Steep Street San Francisco - harbour views to Alctraz San Francisco - Male figure
San Francisco - Fort Point looking towards the city San Francisco - Fort Point looking towards the city San Francisco - Fort Point
Golden Gate Bridge Hoppers Hands - marks the turn around point for runners San Francisco - Fort Point
San Francisco - Fort Point Golden Gate Bridge straddles the fort Point complex Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge straddles the fort Point complex Mischa and the Golden Gate Bridge Us and the Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge straddles the fort Point complex San Francisco - Fort Point San Francisco - Fort Point
San Francisco - Fort Point Fort Point - stairwell Fort Point - Museum - a long, long way to the room at the end
Fort Point - Museum - a long, long way to the room at the end Fort Point - Museum Fort Point - Museum
Fort Point - Museum Our Ute - San Francisco Adventure tours Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge Looking back at San Francisco Our Ute - San Francisco Adventure tours
Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco - Harbour view Golden Gate Bridge
Twin Peaks Summit San Francisco Adventure tour guide creating adventure Twin Peaks Summit - View of Central San Francisco
Twin Peaks Summit - Views Twin Peaks Summit - Views Twin Peaks Summit - Views
Twin Peaks Summit - Views Twin Peaks Summit - Views Twin Peaks Summit - Views
Twin Peaks Summit - Views Twin Peaks Summit - Views Back in town - San Francisco Views
Back in town - San Francisco Views Back in town - San Francisco Views Back in town - San Francisco Views
Back in town - San Francisco Views - Capitol Building Back in town - San Francisco Views Back in town - San Francisco Views - Chinatown
San Francisco Views - Grace Cathedral Back in town - San Francisco Views - Chinatown Transamerica Pyramid is the tallest skyscraper in the San Francisco skyline
Cruise boat docked San Francisco - steep street view San Francisco - steep street view
San Francisco - steep street view San Francisco - steep street view The curvy Lombard Street started as a 27% grade
Now a slow drive Police need to control the intersection due to tourist numbers Looking down the road it is steep!
Steps takes pedestrians up to the top of Lombard Street Steps takes pedestrians up to the top of Lombard Street View from the top of Lombard Street
A home owner parks his car as others drive by View from the top of Lombard Street View from the top of Lombard Street
View from the top of Lombard Street View from the top of Lombard Street View from the top of Lombard Street
View from the top of Lombard Street Some steep streets are closed and made into walkways. Some steep streets are closed and made into walkways.
San Francisco - interesting building Some steep streets are just closed and made into walkways. San Francisco View
Some steep streets areclosed and made into walkways. San Francisco View San Francisco - Steps up the sreet
San Francisco - Steps up the sreet Cars must park at right angles to road San Francisco Views
San Francisco Views San Francisco Views San Francisco Views
San Francisco Views San Francisco Views - Cable cars San Francisco Views
San Francisco - Cable Car San Francisco - Cable Car Cable Car Museum -  Winding room
Cable Car Museum -  Winding room Cable Car Museum -  Winding room Cable Car Museum  - vintage car
San Francisco - Cable Car Golden Gate Bridge - finally no fog! San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge Golden Gate Bridge  - looking towards San Francisco
San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge Golden Gate Bridge - looking down on the Fort San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge
Golden Gate Bridge - looking down on the Fort San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge - looking towards the city San Francisco - Alcatraz and Cruise ship
San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco - Cruise ship heading out to sea Golden Gate Bridge - huge suspension towers
Golden Gate Bridge - huge steel  supports Golden Gate Bridge - huge steel  supports Ferry going under the Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco from the bridge
San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge - Wind Surfer San Francisco from the Golden Gate Bridge Don't Jump - use the phone for help
San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge - view San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge - view
San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge - traffic building
San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge - shadow Wind Surfer
San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco from the Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge
A long way down Colin San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge view San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge
San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge - Plaques for the builders San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge - Plaques for the builders San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge - shadow
San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco - flower View of San Francisco - Golden Gate Bridge
This must be a amazing tour San Francisco - harbour view Alcatraz out of the fog
The sun slowly sets over the Golden Gate Bridge The sun slowly sets over the Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco - local park
A grand promanade of Australian Gum Trees San Francisco - Palace of Fine Arts Originally constructed for the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition
San Francisco - Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco - Palace of Fine Arts The place to get your wedding photos taken
San Francisco - Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco - Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco - Palace of Fine Arts
San Francisco - Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco - Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco - Palace of Fine Arts
San Francisco - Palace of Fine Arts A quartet sets up for an evening performance San Francisco - Palace of Fine Arts
San Francisco - Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco - Palace of Fine Arts San Francisco - Palace of Fine Arts
San Francisco - Palace of Fine Arts - Lovers playground San Francisco - Palace of Fine Arts - The sun sets San Francisco - Palace of Fine Arts - The sun sets
     
Tomorrow we leave for home - back to Australia  
San Francisco - Westfields Complex - historic dome Leaving San Francisco Leaving Los Angeles

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