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Ferries, Trains and Cable Cars

November 30th, 2011 · No Comments


Damien, Rachelle

Looking back at Sausalito

Another view from the ferry

…. and we’re off!

After hanging out in Sausalito, Dallas and Billy drove home while Ging, Damien and I took the ferry to San Francisco. Damien loves all forms of transportation – train, boat, airplane, cable car – probably because his mom specializes in transportation and traffic management! Oh, except the car. He hates his car seat (“Ouchie, too tight!” haha).

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco

Alcatraz Island

Pulling into the Port of San Francisco

Bay Bridge

The ferry is a passenger ferry (no cars like the ferries I took around Seattle and Maine) and goes from Sausalito across the bay to San Francisco. Damien was super excited to ride on “the big boat”! Ging said they’d never taken the ferry before, so I was glad to do something they hadn’t done 100 times.

Ferry Building

Boccalone – I liked their tagline, “Tasty Salted Pig Parts”

Blue Bottle Coffee

Latte from Blue Bottle Coffee

The ferry we took is also a commuter ferry on weekdays for people who live in Sausalito and work in San Francisco, or vice versa. On the San Francisco side you get out by the Ferry Building, which has an awesome high-end marketplace. It would be so nice to get out here and grab dinner or flowers or coffee or whatever every day. So nice, and so broke. I happened to see Blue Bottle Coffee, which I knew from Steve is all the rage in San Francisco these days. The line was obnoxious, but Ging wanted to get Damien some Caio Bella sorbet anyway, so I gave it a whirl. I got a latte and a decaf latte for Ging (and the baby!). They were so delicious! I also grabbed 2 bags of whole-bean coffee for home.

The Embarcadero

Ferry Building

Occupy San Francisco

Ging and I had a loose plan to walk up to Telegraph Hill to check out the wild parrots, but it was getting late.. and dark. We ended up just walking along The Embarcadero for a bit then taking the cable car (Damien’s favorite after airplanes) back to the Ferry Building where we got on the BART train (Damien’s favorite after cable cars) back out to the East Bay. Oh, and before the BART ride we passed through Occupy San Francisco, which Ging said has been very peaceful, organized, self-sustaining and clean. No run-ins with police like in other cities.

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Occupy Chicago

November 18th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Last night at a little after 4 p.m. Occupy Chicago took over the LaSalle Street bridge outside my office and blocked up all traffic. I found out about it from reading my coworker’s Facebook status and went over to see what the commotion was. When I got there it was near the end of the protest, which lasted about a half hour. We saw police arresting people who would not leave. Of the thousands of people protesting, 46 were given tickets. The whole thing broke up just before 5 p.m. when the group walked south on LaSalle, taking up the width of the street, down to Jackson (where the Chicago Board of Trade is). When I left work at about 5:20 p.m. there were no more protesters around, except a few talking to the media. There were still some policemen lingering and I could hear helicopters overhead. Read more at the Chicago Tribune. Also check out Chicagoist’s coverage. Lots of great photos there.

Our office in New York is in a building in Lower Manhattan and the Occupy protesters there caused the building to be on lockdown. I heard there was a lot of Occupy ruckus in LA yesterday too.

P.S. I saw this photo on Twitter and thought it was an interesting reverse view, from the protest. The building is 300 N. LaSalle, just south of the building I work in. You can see 300 N. LaSalle in my photos.

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