Inspired by Frank at Dutch goes the Photo. The prompt: Hill


The hills in San Francisco are daunting…which we discovered during a vacation in 1979.  Cable cars became our preferred method of getting around the city.

Why? They were efficient, fun and fast…

As one hill led to one after the other…

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San Francisco (35mm film)


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San Francisco (35mm film)

It sure beat walking!




This post inspired by Frank at Dutch goes the Photo

The prompt: Tower

On March 13, 1994 – the hottest March 13th on record for San Francisco – my husband and I climbed Coit Tower in Telegraph Hill. All 210 feet. To reach the observation tower at the top – with its 360 degree view of the city.

We had just arrived in California for a much anticipated weeklong vacation. Jet lag hadn’t set in yet.

The long climb…well worth it.


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Coit Tower
Telegraph Hill
San Francisco, CA


(FYI: that’s Christopher Columbus standing guard….)


This post inspired by Frank at Dutch goes the Photo

The prompt: Wheel

Forty years ago my husband and I took a “Fly and Drive” vacation to California. A delayed honeymoon. It was our first trip to the west coast. I had always wanted to see where movies were made and where movie stars lived.

First stop was San Francisco, where we rented a car (which kept breaking down, but that’s another story). For the next week, we traveled down Highway I-5 (if I remember correctly), ending up in Los Angeles.

However, San Francisco, with its steep hills and the Golden Gate Bridge, was extra special.

We rode the cable cars.
Ate at Fisherman’s Wharf.
Thoroughly enjoyed “Beach Blanket Babylon” at Club Fugazi.
Bought multiple souvenir t-shirts.
Snapped this photo!

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Ship’s Wheel
August 1979
35mm film