We live on the Central Coast of California and the rafting trip was up on the Klamath River near the Oregon Border. That's about a 10 1/2 hour drive, so we figured we'd take it slow and see a couple things along the way and go up the 101 Freeway instead of I-5. Our first stop on the way up was San Francisco for lunch.
We all enjoy Chinatown. The boys like the novelty shops, their mother wanted a new purse, I enjoy seeing something a little different, and we all like the food, so it was an easy choice. The last time we were in San Francisco, we ate at his place called Cathay House at the corner of California and Grant Streets and enjoyed it. Since we were short on time, we stopped by for a return visit.
Cathay House Restaurant on the second and third floors
Chinatown from the restaurant window
Kristine had found a favorite purse last year at a shop around the corner on Grant Street, so she wanted something similar. She found several she liked, but settled on two. The boys and I looked at the knick knack shops instead.
After leaving Chinatown, we make a quick stop at Fisherman's Wharf for some fresh sourdough and then headed over the Golden Gate Bridge.
Next stop, Giant Redwoods...