Friday, January 16, 2015

A day trip to Sausalito

Though I live near to the place, but I’ve never been in Sausalito before. I heard very much about the place. My of my friends who already visited the place, told me how exciting the place! So, for a long time I was thinking of visiting the place. So, I asked my husband to take one weekend there. After much dallying at last we could go there on one Sunday. After reaching there, I really understood, how much I missed till the day. When we reached there, we people were roaming around in bikes. I thought that, people of this small town love biking. But that was not. May be the people of the town love biking, but,that I don’t know, but the people usually come from other parts, rent the bike here and roam around there. 
On way to Sausalito

Sausalito is a unique and picturesque community, perched on a hillside between the San Francisco Bay and the Marin Headlands.
I spent the whole day with my family, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Before going there I didn’t check about the area to find out the attractions, so we just roam around the city, and everything came in front  of our eyes with its own beauty, I felt that, the place was just reluctant about the rat race of modern times. The Bay area, where every one is crazy about technology. No, the city is different, still it has the old charm. Every house is very beautiful. I feel that, everywhere is peace. Roads are narrow and hilly. The houses were peeking from the green. As the town is amid the mountain, one lane can be much higher than another one. Somewhere the roads are connected with steep staircases. Somewhere, the shops are much lower than the road. Lanes are really narrow. As the place is a tourist attraction, and not much places was there to park cars, we faced difficulty to park our car. After roaming through the lanes we finally found the good place to park our car on the side of the road. Not many vehicles were on the streets, may be we went on Sunday. But, I think the city is not crazy like the Silicon Valley, where everybody is running. 
A beautiful house on the hill top

As soon as we parked our car, my son started feeling very “hungry”. He didn’t give us much time to find out a suitable restaurant to eat. Actually, before going there my husband selected some of the restaurants, after reading the review on the internet, but our son didn’t give that much time to find out those restaurants. As I am allergic to sea-food, we had to exclude those. But, as the town is situated by the side of the creek, sea fish, crab, lobster are available easily. So, almost all the restaurants serve scrumptious seafood dishes. My husband, who is extremely fond of seafood, could not indulge himself with that, partly of my allergy, and partly for our son’s tantrums. We hurriedly chose one Italian restaurant to stuff our stomach with the flavors of Italy. We devour with panini, chicken carbonara, chicken enchilada. As usual my “hungry” son, didn’t eat at all. After that we decided walk along the side of the creek. That was great place for boating. People, who have yacht, usually park their yachts along the designated areas of the shoreline. As soon as my son saw those “boats”, he desperately wanted to ride one of them. We tried to explain that, those yachts are belonged to other people, and those are private. We couldn’t use them. 
Ferry building

However, he was tenacious to understand that. We just wanted to walk along the shoreline, but he annoyed so much, I decide to go back. Anyway, eventually we reached the Sausalito ferry stop. To keep our promise, we took ride on ferry from Sausalito to Ferry building , San Francisco. We had nothing to do there. So, after reaching there, we just turned around and took the same ferry, and came back Sausalito. My son, was satisfied, as at last he could ride the boat. After getting down from the ferry, we just started walking along the street. Suddenly, my husband showed me staircase. Just out of curiosity, we started climbing up the staircases, and we landed up on another street, just parallel to the first one. It was really amazing. As we walked along the street, we could see the backyards of the houses down the road. Residents had their own private staircases from the road to their backyard. The stairs are usually locked with small gate. Some where, residents have their parking garage on the top. From the garage they have their stairs to go to their house. Then we took a sharp turn on very steep road to reach the point where we started. 



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