We Visit Alcatraz Island in San Francisco, California

Alcatraz Island ~ San Francisco, California – San Francisco is one of our favorite towns, but it was only during our last trip that we finally made the trip across the channel to Alcatraz Island. Alcatraz Island is now part of the National Park Service, and you get to the island via Alcatraz Cruises, a […]

Cafe Trieste is Espresso With North Beach San Francisco Beatniks

Cafe Trieste ~ San Francisco, California – Over a half a century ago, Giovanni Giotta brought his family to America, and in 1956 “Pappa Gianni” brought his “old world” techniques and gave the west coast its first cup of espresso at his Cafe Trieste. Cafe Trieste immediately became popular with the Italian residents of San […]

We’re Gaga Over San Francisco’s Blue Bottle Coffee

Blue Bottle Coffee ~ San Francisco, California – When we were preparing our trip to San Francisco, we went to our vast network of subscribers, fans, and friends to inquire about must see/do types of things. Immediately percolating from the crowd were euphoric commendations for Blue Bottle Coffee. Please understand, these were not just folks […]

We Visit the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)

Agave (2010), by American Elliot Hundley, born 1975, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art- Photography by David A. Porter San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) – When The Roaming Boomers® are visiting a large metropolitan area, chances are very high that you will find us in the local museums. While we are impassioned admirers […]

We Visit the Fairmont San Francisco Hotel

The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel – San Francisco is one of our favorite cities in the world.  We hadn’t been to San Francisco in quite some time so we decided to book a long weekend and stay at the historic Fairmont San Francisco Hotel. The fascinating history of the Fairmont San Francisco Hotel begins with […]

Carol Imprisoned in Alcatraz – Photo Travel Journal – Day #4 San Francisco, California

Getting Carol to behave herself is a full-time job for me.  Carol was caught jaywalking as she was running across a San Francisco street and wound up pulling a stint in Alcatraz. Says Carol, “I was only trying to help the California economy by making a purchase in a Chinatown discount store.  It certainly doesn’t […]

Travel Photo Journal: Day #3 in San Francisco

San Francisco, California – Today we made our first stop at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. At the California Academy of Sciences you can come nose-to-beak with penguins and parrots, watch sharks and sting rays cruise beneath your feet, and feel the spray of the California coast. Fly to Mars (and […]

Travel Photo Journal: Day #2 in San Francisco

San Francisco, California ~ The first stop on our long weekend visit to San Francisco was the absolutely incredible Farmer’s Market at Ferry Plaza. The farmers market is open three days a week—Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the smaller markets occupy the front of the building along the Embarcadero; on Saturdays, the much larger market is held both in […]

Travel Photo Journal: We Arrive in San Francisco, California

Being originally from the Midwest, and doing most of our flying out of Detroit, Michigan, we never really had the option to try a number of different airlines.  Detroit was a Northwest Airlines (now Delta) hub, and they provided the best routes for us to explore the world. Now that we reside in Scottsdale, Arizona, […]