Tuesday, October 07, 2008

San Francisco

I flew into San Francisco today for Presidents Cup Captains' Day. The only good thing about a 6:40am flight ... the light.

There was a cool shadow of our plane on the water.

I took advantage of my window seat & shot some scenery.

I think these are sod farms. We passed a bunch of them every so often.

First I went to Harding Park to scout locations for tomorrow.

Then I drove around to see what was near the golf course & stopped by the iconic IN-N-OUT. I did witness a kid eat a french fry that his mom dropped on the floor near the cash register (heavily trafficked area). You should have seen the expressions of those who witnessed the incident ... sheer horror! When JR saw this photo, his eyes lit up & he said, "I don’t think I’d ever leave there. I’d have all my shopping in one location."


On the way to my hotel, I shot this picture out my car window for my brother.

After that I checked into the fancy 101-year-old Fairmont ...

... home of the outrageous parking fee. They say it’s $50, but after tax/tip it's $58 (the only good thing about it is that it's free to park a hybrid ... that's awesome). This will go down in history with the world's most expensive cup of coffee … a quad espresso at the Four Seasons in Scottsdale … $30 after tax, tip & room service delivery fee (I think they charged us $6 for each shot).

I passed a disturbing sign on the way into the hotel … yikes!!! I wish I would have asked for a brochure.

Down the hallways of the lobby level, was a tribute to the history of the Fairmont. There were photos of celebrities that had stayed there, including all of the Presidents since 1907. There was also a section that mentioned various things that were filmed at the hotel, including the Towering Inferno (Steve McQueen & Paul Newman), Dirty Harry (Clint Eastwood) & the TV series Hotel (James Brolin & Connie Sellecca), to name a few.

I spotted a cable car, but no Rice-a-Roni, "the San Francisco Treat." I'm not sure who decided it was safe to hang out of a moving cable car. I don't think this would fly in any other city.

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