We went out for a wander to get an early dinner and spent a happy 90 minutes shooting in the street. So far San Francisco is a pretty city with plenty of character, old buildings and nice trees, well juxtaposed with modern buildings. Rather reminiscent of Wellington until you see the shops: Niemen Marcos, Bloomingdales, Macys, Vera Wang, Jimmy Choo, Oscar de la Renta to name a handful. I wouldn't have dared to walk in to any of these shops dressed in "Kiwi Tourist" mode.
We came across the famous cable car turnaround/junction & watched for a bit. It is somewhat surreal to see something that you saw on TV just recently.
Dinner ended up being at a true blue burger joint. The others liked the burgers but I found the huge amount of raw onion& melted cheese too much & I mistakenly asked for chilli thinking it was chilli sauce or fresh chilli. It turned out to be a chilli con carne (without the chilli) and it was completely smothering the fries. Live and learn!