California Here I Come: My First 2020 Vacay

The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, California


“California here I come, right back where I started from.”

Well, I didn’t really start there, but those are just words to that old song. I’m all excited about my upcoming trip to San Francisco. I cannot find the words to tell you just how much I’m ready. I’m psyched.

Chinatown, San Francisco, California

Though It’s not my first California trip (I visited and adored Los Angeles and San Diego), it will be my first time in San Francisco. I have a few definite things planned, but I have some leisure free time too. One of my planned things is a tour of Alcatraz. I have wanted to go for years. I recall seeing with my dad the movies, Escape from Alcatraz and Birdman of Alcatraz. I always thought Alcatraz was such a cool name, which is one of the reasons why I want to tour the facility.

Alcatraz Prison, on Alcatraz Island, San Francisco

The other spot on my list is Orphan Andy’s. It’s an ever popular, 24-hour eatery. The draw for Orphan Andy’s is the all-day breakfast menu. That’s appealing to a lot of people just like they love Waffle House or iHop. I’m not a huge breakfast person – well I am, but I often eat traditional dinner foods for breakfast – but I want to go there for the experience.

Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour

Another venue I want to see is Chinatown.  Supposedly, the Chinatown in San Francisco is the biggest and best of all the Chinatowns in the United States. People have told me it’s also more authentic than other Chinatowns, particularly with respect to the foods. The restaurants serve foods that are most like what you can get in China. I’m saving up my appetite for this trip. The good news is, my hotel is only about 6.6 miles from here.

Of course, I want to see the Golden Gate Bridge too. I have no plans to travel across it, though. Evidently there are many activities at the bridge and around it.

Orphan Andy’s, 3991 17th St, San Francisco, California 94114

I also have tickets for a hop on hop off tour bus. I’m planning to make the most of this trip. Regarding the song I referenced in the opening paragraph, I first heard it years ago on an episode of I Love Lucy, the episode in which The Ricardos and The Mertzes were driving out to Cali from NYC, singing that song in the car (Season 4, Episode 12). Brother Ray Charles does a fine job of singing it. Have a listen.  I’ll be singing it very soon. California, here I come! I’ll be sure to report out afterward.

About Will S.

A nouveau Taurus, writing about my view of the world around me. From politics, to social problems, to public corruption, music and movies to pretty much anything I feel inspired to write. We all need meaningful activities and hobbies to add value to our lives and take our minds away from the stress of the real world. Blogging does that for me.
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