Friday, 17 July 2015

Saying goodbye to San Francisco

Though...actually.....going on one of their famous cable cars was one of the first things we did....very early on our first full day....our body clocks still on UK time we woke at some ungodly hour....the first cable car stop was just round the corner from our hotel.....and we were there....on a very chilly morning [who knew San Francisco could be colder than London!!!]......waiting for one of the first cable cars to take us down to Fishermans Wharf. 
It was an interesting start to our holiday.......the conductor had a row with a passenger who refused to show a ticket or buy one.....we quickly realised from their heated conversation that this was an ongoing battle......he called for an inspector.....who arrived 10 minutes later.....and the passenger immediately produced a ticket....the inspector had a calm,but firm,talk with her before we set off!!!! 
We were in no hurry.....so just enjoyed the three way exchange.....and the conductor's ongoing grumbles.......and the woman's mutterings......throughout the journey.
We did alright out of it.....the conductor apologised to us for all the delays.....and waived payment!!!
[I'm not sure whether to put this story on the front of the page.....or hidden on the back.]
We were certainly ready for a big breakfast of American pancakes.......before starting a city tour on the hop-on-hop-off bus.
Thia will probably be my last San Francisco page......I've plenty more photos.....but I think they will go into the album in divided page protectors.....so now to move onto Hawaii.

14 comments:

Kathyk said...

This is fab and thanks for sharing the story behind it too - did you nip in to Sephora whilst waiting for the cable car? Or wasn't it open at that hour? Really looking forward to your layouts of Hawaii

Have a great weekend

Kathyk

Melissa said...

Great page - your papers & embellishments work really well with the cable car theme. Wow, what a story for your first adventure in San Fransisco!

Maria Ontiveros said...

That paper is indeed perfect!
Lovely to see your pages

Louise said...

hmmm american pancakes. Lovely page x

Lynne in NI said...

Wow what a fab page Jacky! Great idea to put the route strip down the side too :)

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Perfection! I so love seeing your layout! They inspire me to start scrap booking again!

Karen said...

Super page and San Francisco sounded fun - eagerly awaiting your tales from Hawaii

pinky said...

The cable cars look amazing and you have chosen the perfect papers for it Jacky. We head to Austria tomorrow, so looking forward to the break.

Sandra said...

What a fabulous page and it made me smile ... You got an insight into everyday life on holiday, it's the same worldwide, is it lol x

Sian said...

What a great story. We're just back and you've made me think: the people watching is one of the best bits of being away isn't it!

Fiona@Staring at the Sea said...

Great story and page. The paper couldn't have been more perfect!

alexa@clara.co.uk said...

Isn't that ironic - you didn't have to pay for your tickets because she tried to refuse to pay, but had to, for hers! That paper strip with the route on is a lovely touch, and that paper just suits the colour of the cable car. What adventures you have had!

Becky said...

What a great story to go with your lovely layout!

Helen Philipps said...

Lovely layout, and a great story :)
Happy weekend.
Helen xox