Truck-Sta-Roni Hits San Francisco!

Conquering Lombard Street

Conquering Lombard Street

Today, Steph and I decided to take advantage of the blue skies here in Northern California and do some sightseeing with the Family Truckster. First, we had to sharpen our driving skills on the famous Lombard Street which houses America’s “crookedest” street. We were nervous at first, but when the Truckster held up beautifully, gliding down the hill became a breeze.

Pier 39

Pier 39

Next, we drove by Pier 39 and Fisherman’s Wharf, which overlook the bay. These are some great spots to see when visiting the San Francisco because they offer some clear views of the bay and some of the area’s best cuisine! Also, I learned this was the place to come to if you want a career in street performing.

Alcatraz on the roof rack!

Alcatraz on the roof rack!

After leaving Fisherman’s Wharf, we found a nearby location to get some close ups of Alcatraz and the Golden Gate Bridge. Alcatraz is one of the nation’s most well-known prisons, and it used to house some of the most hardened criminals. Surrounded on all sides by water, it is nearly impossible to break out of. However, throughout its 29 years of housing inmates, there were 14 attempts, all of which are considered failures.

Truckster posing with Golden Gate Bridge

Truckster posing with Golden Gate Bridge

Nobody can mistake the Golden Gate, with its giant pillars shooting into the clouds. It’s quite an amazing bridge, but when it’s foggy out, you’re reminded of just how massive the deep red structure is! Something about not seeing the top of a building makes you believe it may not actually exist on this planet. While here, Steph and I felt like we were on an episode of “Full House.” We couldn’t shake the feeling so we decided to pack up and go see if we could find Danny Tanner, Uncle Jessie and the rest of the gang.

Painted ladies

Painted ladies

We decided our best shot at visiting the Tanners was to go to the Painted Ladies by Alamo Park. These houses are in the sitcom’s intro so we felt they captured the show’s essence. Although Danny Tanner didn’t come out and say hi, I’m pretty sure I saw Uncle Joey cracking jokes in the park.
Driving up and down San Francisco’s hills made me nervous, but the Truckster persistently churned ahead and handled them with ease. It made me think tomorrow we should hook the Truckster up to cables and put it on a cable car path—that would be a real San Francisco treat.

-John

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About Jennifer Stafford
Jennifer is the Social Media Manager for HomeAway and has been with the company since 2007. She works on global social media programs and helps manage all of the US social media accounts. Prior to joining HomeAway she was the SEO lead for GEICO in Washington DC. Outside of work Jennifer travels as much as possible and is always planning her next trip!

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