Monday, May 31, 2021

On The Bay

 So I was doing some cleaning and I found this envelope in my desk drawer. It had a bunch of Bay Cruise tickets from the Blue & Gold Fleet. There was like five of them. Every time I go to the Giants Fan Fest, I go to the Pier 39 booth spin the wheel and I win a ticket. I have them going back to 2016. Anyway, I called and found out that they never expire. So I went down to the booth and the person there had a devil of a time and couldn't believe that I had this. She was able to convert it so I could use it (new rules because of COVID) . 

I felt a little silly because I am a native of the Bay Area (Born in San Francisco, raised and pretty much never left Hayward (across the bay) and work in San Francisco) and this is what tourists do but it was free and I decided why not.

It was a little hazy but you have the Bay and stuff there:

And then views of San Francisco from the Bay:

And they went around Alcatraz:

And did the Golden Gate thing:

And the Sea Lions at Pier 39:

I know I think I am too cool to do the tourist deal but it was free and I totally enjoyed myself. I am glad I found that envelope. 


  1. Cool cruise and who knew the tickets never expire? Thanks so much for linking up with me at the Unlimited Link Party 27. Pinned!

  2. Such beautiful photos. I would love to visit :)

    Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Mondays. I hope you can join us again tomorrow, Friday or next week for our next parties :) #CreativeMondays

  3. I agree what lovely photos I am now jealous Patrick haha!

    Have a baytastic week RT 👍

  4. Looks like a lovely day to take a cruise.
    Alcatraz certainly looks formidable up close.
    Great photos.

  5. How cool that you had those tickets and they were able to convert them for us now! I love all the views, especially looking back at the city.

    Have a great week!

  6. It can be such fun to be a tourist in our own area! I'm so glad you had a lovely time, Patrick. I really enjoyed seeing the photographs of San Francisco. I so miss our visits there. Thank you for sharing and for being part of Hearth and Soul.

  7. You're never too old or too cool to be a tourist. It's like living in Cape Town and never going up Table Mountain in the cable car. And, to do it for free. I'm so happy for you!

  8. Hubby and I have been on this cruise. It's a tourist thing, but it is fun. Even more fun is us taking our boat to the bay and doing this from the comfort of our boat.

    Thank you for joining the Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

    Have a fabulous day, Patrick. ☺

  9. Sometimes, we have to be a tourist to see things we don't think much about otherwise. Nice photos.

    Thanks for sharing your link at 'My Corner of the World' this week!

  10. I love being a tourist in my hometown! I think you miss out on a lot of your hometown's charm and interest from an outside perspective. The best way to view it from that perspective is to be a tourist every now and again! This was a fun post and the photos were really enjoyable. But now I want to see a picture of you sitting on the dock! Sorry, the post title immediately sent Otis Redding singing through my head!


  11. Thanks for joining in at #AllSeasons.

  12. Oh how cool you found those tickets, and that they didn't expire! Sweeeet! I really need to be a tourist in my area, too - then if/when people visit from out of town, I can have good recommendations on where they should go. :) Loved all the pictures!

  13. Loved your story telling and how you made good use of the tickets.

    Looks like so much fun. I cant wait to get away and do such fun stuff. Wonderful post for #WW, thanks for linking up dear Patrick.

    Have a fab week ahead.


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