The majority of the day was taken up by the drive through California to San Francisco. As we popped out of the mountains and crossed the Golden Gate Bridge we watched the temperature drop from 77 to about 56 degrees. The kids were astonished at the temperature and the foggy atmosphere of San Francisco along the bay.
Dinner was as a group at the In-and-out Burger on Fisherman's Wharf. The crew hungrily lined up outside the building eager to eat. As fast as they prepared 57 meals for us it seemed like a lifetime in the chilly San Francisco Bay temperatures. For some this was their first taste of the West Coast burger joint. We had two thumbs up from many of the group members. As the group was finishing up with dinner they were allowed to go explore Fisherman's Wharf in groups of 6 or more. The Wharf acts as a larger version of Broadway at the Beach which many students are familiar with from Myrtle Beach vacations. There are restaurants, shops, dessert/candy stores, an arcade, and the Ghirardelli chocolate factory within easy walking distance. At the right time of day sea lions can be seen laying on the docks near the Wharf basking in the sun.