No visit to San Francisco is complete without a visit to the famous Pier 39. During the week, we’d met an English family living at the campground and naturally chatted quite extensively with them. They have their three youngest children travelling with them, who are in their late teens and early 20’s and are street performers, also attending circus school at the moment in the city. Their Dad said they’d be performing on Friday night around Pier 41, so we made an effort to get there in time to see them. They were awesome, kind of a mixture of comedy, acrobatics and Englishness (how the kids have managed to maintain their English accents despite living here for the last 7 years I’m not sure, I’m quite envious). They are known as The Sardine Family, apparently some of their act is on youtube but I haven’t looked yet.
After watching them, we wandered along Pier 39 and watched the famous seals at the end, flopped out on their wooden platforms; Caitlin and I were less than enamored by their smell! We all thought that seeing the seals earlier in the week by the edge of the Ocean was much more special.
The younger kids enjoyed a ride on the carousel before we all enjoyed savory crepes, followed by Ben & Jerrys’ ice cream, which we ate while shivering! This was certainly not one of our warmer stops on the trip.
States visited: 49!
visited 49 states (98%)
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Miles driven so far -
LOOP 1 (Aug 2009 - Aug 2010): 29,000
LOOP 2 (May - August 2012): 10,800
Highest altitude with camper: 11,158ft (I-70, CO)