Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Road Trip Tour Of San Francisco

Oh, there is so much to see and do in San Francisco. I hardly know where to start.
Well, the big red double decker bus rolled up to my place early this morning and out tumbled the nicest two pugs, Lucky and Roxy, that you could ever want to meet, and the finest kitties. There were so many I could hardly keep up with all the names! Poor Dragonheart looked a bit confused, this is his first trip to the states and it really has been a busy one. "Howdy!" I said to all, "its nice to meet you in person. My apartment is really too small for all of us to fit so we can go around the corner for some breakfast." We met up with the rest of The California kitties (and buns) I've invited, Kimo and Sabi, Skittles, Sophia & Fiona & Orlando, Grr,Midnight & Cocoa, the whole gang had some breakfast at the coffee shop around the corner from my house.

After Breakfast I asked Skittles to lead us all in some Yoga to stretch out all those muscles that may have gotten a little cramped from the travels. We went to a beautiful lawn area in Golden Gate Park:We should have plenty of room to stretch and roll around here. I think Skittles called this a reverse MontyQ. It was a lot of fun. She has a whole special routine for us. You can see it at her bloggie.

Then we were off to sight-see....

First stop, the Golden Gate Bridge!
"Hey Millie! Move outta the way, you're blocking the view"!!

On the other side of the bridge is the Pacific Ocean. and since that is what everyone really wanted to see we went to Ocean Beach.Everyone seemed to really like the beach.
"No, Daisy, we don't have any lizards or 'gators either!"
Dragonheart liked the warm sand and sun. That was good 'coz the breeze can get a little cold here.
Lucky was the silliest, she would run up to meet a incoming wave and then run back when her paws started to get wet from the cold ocean water. She must have run back and forth a dozen times. Barking all the while.
Roxy and I were Laughin' and laughin'!
Then we all sat and watched the kites flying high and then dipping down almost to the sand, just to fly up again. We wanted to try to catch the fun streamers from hanging from the bottom of the kite but it was way to fast for us.

The cold breeze was starting to make Dragonheart chilly, so we left the beach to head to Fisherman's Wharf.
We paused high atop Telegraph hill to take in this spectacular view.
That's Alcatraz Island on the left and Coit Tower on the right.

Then we hopped on a Cable Car to finish our trip to Fisherman's Wharf.

Hey, is that me? Or my pal Ping?

Yup that's Ping! Everyone was gettin' us mixed up all day. We both ended up just answering to 'Ping-zer'. LOL!!!

Finally we were there. There are so many things to do and see here its easy to get lost.

Fishing boats in the harbor ....

Lots of tourists ......

But to me it means.....

Lip smackin,
Whisker lickin'

Fresh from the cooker, all hot and juicy, full of great seafood flavor!!

Here's MonteQ and Mickey waitin' for seconds!

"Hey, Don't eat too much. I have a special dinner planned for us."

Millie, Lucky and Roxy perked up their ears. They had a taste of crab, but I know its not really their thing.

We all hopped back on the Cable Car for a trip up the hill to the only resturant that I knew would make Millie the happiest kitty in all the world... Yep, The House of Prime Rib. They serve only Roast BEEF!!
Big juicy slabs of the stuff like this:

They rolled in this big cart and we each got to choose just exactly how we like it done rare, medium or well done.

We all chose the biggest cut the King Henry VIII Cut. Its like way over a whole pound and a half of BEEF!

Millie, Lucky and Roxy and Luxor just chowed down! I don't even think Roxy noticed that they don't have broccoli.
I tell ya those gals from New Hampshire can really pack it away. And skinny Lux, who knew?

But best of all, after the plates were licked clean, and all the good bones were wrapped to save for the bus, the waiters came around again and asked if any one would like seconds, on the house!!
Dragonheart chirped up first and said "Ja, Bitte, Danke" in loud voice that made everyone laugh. I was impressed, seconds on roast beef after all the crab he had eaten .... Well, I hoped he wouldn't get a tummy ache.

After all the plates were finally cleared, and we all were fuller than we had ever been in our lives, I suggested that we all go to a karaoke bar near by so that MonteQ could sing some of his favorite songs for us all. He was all excited and started to warm up but everybody just groaned and I guess they were too full coz they said they needed a nap. Poor guy looked a little dejected so I told him we could do it next time.

We went outside and the big red bus was waiting for us. Tomorrow I think we are going north to Petaluma where Kimo and Sabi live and to Napa to see where Sophia lives.

But right now I just want a soft pillow and a warm blankie so I can curl up and have a looong nap.

Respectfully submitted,


jenianddean said...

My goodness! What an adventure you all are having. Tell Kimo and Sabi "Hi" for me.

-Jasper McKitten-Cat

Tara said...

Oh, San Francisco is so great! You hit all the high spots!

I hope you will stop by Modesto on your way home, we are just 90 miles east of SF, but you will have to back track a bit after going north up to Petaluma and Napa. But we will have lots of treats for all!

Tara and Kavan

Anonymous said...

"Gimme that mouse!"

"NO! Skittles, I am posting tonight...not you"

"This is my computer" I said.

"My dear sweet, Skittles, I love you but tonight I get to comment. You know I lived in San Francisco long before you came along. 5th & Clement. I loved that time in my life. I love the trip down memory lane.

So even though this is your computer, every now and then I may interrupt.


Dear Pet Human,


Skittles, The Huntress

Kimo and Sabi said...

Wooo Hoooo - yer almost here to visit us!

Karen Jo said...

What a wonderful day in San Francisco! I hope you all had good naps after eating all that crab and roast beef.

Leslie said...

Oh wow! We all so enjoyed reading that post and She used to live near there when She was a little girl!

Anonymous said...

Cool road trip and great company you got there. Wish I could go and meet Kimo and Sabi. They always sound like such fun, and they look like Pyewacket and our Trixie.

Dragonheart, Merlin, Devi, and Chloe said...

Thanks for such a great tour of San Francisco. :) I am having a lot of fun on this road trip. And of course I had seconds. I have a fast metabolism to help me keep warm, so I eat more for my size than other cats! :)

Zoolatry said...

This is great... really enjoyed the story and pictures.

Parker said...

San Francisco is great. My favorite part was the crabs we ate. Yum!

Millie said...

Oh Beezer, You totally outdid yourself! WHAT A DAY! Thank you so much for thinking of me.. BEEF! Beezer, you are such a great friend and a terrific host!

I am having a ball! This trip is so much more fun than I ever expected.

The Devil Dog said...

Lucky ~ burp ~

Wow, I am tired from that day. That was awesome. I don't think I could eat another thing. Broccoli? Sure, I have room.
Beezer, you have done a magnificent job. I think I'll nap now.


Mickey's Musings said...

San Diego, now San Francisco, boy this is so great!!!!!!! Beezer,you are such a great host.Loved the sights and the crab and all the other food! Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!
Did I say I liked the crab?
Looking forward to more fun today.Hope we can head up to see Miss Peach!!



IT sure was fun spending the day with you and seeing San Francisco. Weeeeeeeeeee I had a great time riding that trolley, I was hanging 10 off the back of it as it went up and down all those hills. WHAT FUN! I know I also got us thrown off when I pushed the pedals to make it go faster....did you see Abby suddenly have to grab onto Sammy before she nearly fell out? Good thing Sammy has a strong paw to hold onto to her. Wow after all that food I am ready for a long nap in the back of the bus!

Thanks again for all of you hospitality!


ASTOR CATS said...

Everybody is having such a good time on the road trip we wish we could have gone along. We're not much on riding in cars or buses but we can eat our share. The food looks scrumptous and the sites are wonderful. As you continue the road trip be safe and have fun.

Midnite & Stray Kitty

The Meezers or Billy said...

Beezer - fanks for a great day! I nefur knew that Roast Beast could taste so good!!!! - Miles

Beezer, I loves san francisco!! fank you for showing us around! - Sammy

The Cat Realm said...

Hey - I am back on the bus after a short teleportation home to post the latest Dare! I missed a lot, as I can see.... Come and check out the Dare, maybe Anastasia will come around and dare you personally, she's going around....

Tybalt said...

Wow, that was a full day of activity! I am sure everyone really did need a nap . . . poor Monty. At least he got his karaoke machine back now.

Daisy said...

Playing at the beach was so much fun! I still have sand stuck between my toes. And other places. And I never eated so much roast beef before! Thanks, Beezer!

Monty Q. Kat said...

We're still gonna try to hit that kareoke bar later, right??

The Devil Dog said...

Oh Beezer, that was the bestest day. I just wanted you to know that.


The Cat Realm said...

I Dare You!
Yes, It is ME, Anastasia! Karl was thoughtful enough to put the Dare out on the Day of the Dead, so I can come personally! And if you don't accept the challenge, I might just come again and haunt you, Hahahahahahahahaha!

Zippy, Sadie, Speedy and M'Gee said...

Wow, yoo guys hadded roast beast! and crabs! Mmmm, it sounds like a delishus day.

Mark's Mews (Marley, Lori, Loki, and Binq) said...

Wow! The Road Trip Gang is havin a fantastic time. An you are a great host. Congrats all around!

Skeeter and LC

Sassy Kat said...

Tear yourself away froM SanFran for a little while and bring everyone over to Opus & Roscoe's pizza party today. Also surprise from me to all, my picture is posted

michico*Adan*Lego-小芥*阿丹*樂高 said...

Oah My God~!
That is lots of lots of fun~!!!!!!!!

The Fluffy Tribe said...

wow our 'beans haf been to SF and they luv it, it looks like you cats had a great time investigating the city and parks and beaches and food and..... ~The Fluffy Tribe

Anonymous said...

I wondered what kitties did on their vacations, now I know! It looks like a wonderful time was had by all.

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Patty Nason said...

Meow! What a great adventure! And you even visited the home of Catster HQ, our beloved San Francisco. Hope you all enjoyed the trip!