Polly 2 on November 11th, 2012

Polly #2 was very excited to visit Acadia National Park, near Bar Harbor, Maine to do some hiking recently. She wasn’t aware of how strenuous the trails would be, and was very happy to reach the top. She was more than happy to ride along in Debbie’s backpack, because she wasn’t used to so much […]

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Polly 2 on July 30th, 2012

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  The Golden Gate Bridge is a suspension bridge, and is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco. It was named the Golden Gate Bridge because it spans the Golden Gate, the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean. It was completed in 1937 and celebrated it’s 75th anniversary […]

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Polly 2 on July 27th, 2012

  Alcatraz Island, or “The Rock“, is located 1.5 miles off the shore of San Francisco, and was originally built as a military fortification, and a military prison. I think the thing that makes it stand out most in the minds of people today was it’s use as a federal prison from 1933 to 1963. […]

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Polly 2 on July 27th, 2012

If you want to find a nice relaxing place to spend some time while in San Francisco, you may want to check out Golden Gate Park. It’s rectangular in shape, and at over 1,000 acres, it’s is even larger than Central Park in  New York City, and is visited by more than 13 million people […]

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Polly 2 on July 25th, 2012

  Who would have ever thought that you could find a beautiful, white sand beach in the city of Chicago? I was amazed to come across this beach, and was fortunate enough to be there on a warm sunny day. There are several other beaches along the shore of the lake, and the next time […]

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      One of the many fascinating things about San Francisco is their public transportation system. I’ve never seen so many different types of vehicles in one city, and what is so special is that they are all different. The San Francisco’s public transportation system is called the Municipal Railway, or muni. Some of […]

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Polly 2 on July 5th, 2012

  I had a geat time riding the cable cars in San Francisco, so one day I walked from my hotel to the Cable Car Museum to explore their history.     The museum is located at 1201 Mason Street in the Washington-Mason powerhouse and car barn on Nob Hill, and houses a collection of historic […]

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    Polly #2 would have loved to spend more time exploring Chinatown while in San Francisco, but was satisfied that she was at least able to go through some parts of it. Chinatown was fairly close to the hotel, and this allowed for a couple short trips to that area. According to Wikipedia: Chinatown, […]

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Polly 2 on July 5th, 2012

Monterey is a waterfront community south of San Francisco. It’s a pretty little town where you can enjoy many water sports, including scuba diving, surfing and whale watching. We were lucky enough to spot a playful sea otter playing in the ocean when we were there, but sometimes you can also see harbor seals and […]

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