We walked around for a couple of hours, taking in the atmosphere, looking in most of the many shops. Even took the opportunity of having a crab appetizer from one of the many stalls which line the whole front of Fishermans Wharf and Pier 39.
On the way back to the hotel we made a brief visit to the famous “Alamo Square”, where all the old famous “San Francisco” houses are situated. Unable to take a ride on a cable car because there was too long a queue.
Day 4 To beat the traffic on route 101 into San Francisco and the normal ensuing snarl up where the 101 meets the Interstate 80, I decided on an early start for our trip to Reno Nevada. Was rewarded with a very pleasant drive through the Californian countryside and on up the Donner Pass to Truckee, where we stopped for a cup of coffee. A short while later we were in Reno and booking into the “Peppermill Hotel & Casino” ready for our three night stop in the desert.