I’ve been trying to think about how to write on this blog about the tourist sights that I’ve been visiting recently. Each weekend Sam and I explore new territory, for a week Mom was here and we went on a new adventure every day, and my BFF Heather is coming this week for another few days of sightseeing (and talking nonstop, of course). And of course, I take forty million pictures along the way with my trusty point-and-shoot camera and on my iPhone. But I don’t really want to address every little detail (I’ve forgotten a lot already) and I don’t just want to show a bunch of pictures (you can friend me on Facebook to see those). So I’ve been thinking about how to approach the inevitable Newcomers-Guide-to-San-Francisco-Tourist-Sights aspect of this blog, and I thought of a great way to quickly structure some of the sights we’ve seen: the board book Good Night San Francisco, written by Adam Gamble and illustrated by Santiago Cohen.
The back story: one of my coworkers at my old job (yikes, past tense!) found this perfectly appropriate children’s book at a random garage sale. It is brand new, obviously never used, and the perfect checklist for all the famous sites (and sights) of the city!
It goes a little something like…
“Good Morning, San Francisco Bay.
Good Morning, sea lions. Are we ready to share a wonderful day?
Good morning, Golden Gate Bridge.
Good morning, children, playing on the beach.
It’s nice to see you, cable cars, rumbling up and down the hills.”
And so on. I actually went through and wrote down all the sights that it lists to see in San Francisco, and thought I’d share a picture or two of the places I’ve seen so far. The rest are still on the checklist!
1. San Francisco Bay: check!
25. Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill
Hope you enjoyed a few pics. I’ve gotten to 12 of the 25 famous sights from the book. This might be a fun post to re-visit as I check more places off the list.
I don’t see the Castro listed anywhere in the book though, hmmm…..