Wednesday, October 26, 2011

City walks with kids

We recently moved back to San Francisco and Betsy bought us City Walks with kids, San Francisco edition, to get us reacquainted with our city. Skimming through the adventures I noticed we have completed most, if not all, the walks. But since Charlie is new around these parts, what better way to introduce him to the city sights. I'm not too excited about some cards, like the Pier 39 (#10) or Fisherman's Wharf (#13). I plan to hit these up on weekdays so the amount of tourists should be at a minimum. It's sad to think so many people visit San Francisco and only visit the wharf, missing out on the Mission, Noe and the like. On the other hand, where else can you walk with a fanny pack (and the ever-popular neck pack) and look at an open map and totally get away with it? Bonus. I may even proclaim "Frisco is so pretty."

Anyway, the first card in the series is the Ferry building. We have been here numerous times and even Charlie visited once while in the womb. Charlie was very excited to walk around and explore.

He was so excited to look at all the wares in the shops. He is getting very fast at walking and now prefers it over crawling. Our little boy is growing up.
As it turned out Charlie's favorite activity of the day was to chase the pigeons. Charlie loves them because they are the only birds that linger and don't fly away the moment he approaches. He can almost get to them. Almost. I have yet to tell him pigeons are just rats with wings because I don't want to ruin his fun. He'll get it someday soon.
We ate lots of fruit samples and even a breakfast sammy. The sammies are still tasty and filled with some of Charlies favorite foods, eggs and cheese.

Unfortunately, Charlie didn't seem too impressed with this useful historical information plaque. I guess he gets that from his mom. The disdain for all things historical.
We had a wonderful time and Charlie loved walking around trying to get birds and people to smile and wave at him. We love the ferry building early on a Saturday morning.
I'm super excited to get going on the cards. I want to do one adventure a week if possible. There are so many fun adventures to take Charlie on in our city, with or without the cards.


Kylie said...

Those cards are so awesome! We bought the Paris version for when we went to Paris last year. They were really helpful for finding kid activities!

Betsy said...

I LOVE being at the Ferry Building at the crack of dawn on a Saturday...EMPTY!!!! HEAVEN!!!!

april said...

Wow, why did you guys move? What part of the city did you move to?