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San Francisco, California: It just happened that Woody knew a guy with connections where he was able to snag four tickets to the World Series game Sunday night in San Francisco... which means, DT and I knew a guy who knew a guy... who probably knew a guy. Luckily, the guy we knew - Woody - shared his good fortune with us!

Woody, Kathy, DT and I spent the entire day in San Francisco. First we found a space to park the car and walked along the waterfront, enjoying the gorgeous weather.

Bay Bridge

Ferry Building Marketplace

Kathy had not yet been to the Ferry Building Marketplace, so we walked through the old ferry terminal which has been repurposed to a very interesting collection of restaurants and shops.

Ferry Building Marketplace

We decided to have lunch at The Slanted Door, one of my favorite spots in the market - and because Kathy especially likes Vietnamese food.

The Slanted Door
Vegetarian Spring Rolls with tofu  |  Five-Spiced Duck Confit Salad
California Yellowtail, with crispy shallots, lime & Thai basil

We also had a few noodle and soup dishes before walking all the way to AT&T Park - Home of the San Francisco Giants.

AT&T Park

Our first view of the field

This was the first time we had been to the new stadium - though we rarely miss a Giants game on television. (Dave grew-up in a Giant-loving family.)

Before heading to our seats we walked around the entire park.

Our seats were not in the very last row - they were two rows in front of the very last row. No one complained. We we were at the WORLD SERIES! We had views of the entire field, saw every play, had vistas all the way to Oakland and (yeah!) had the wind blocked behind us. We did not need jackets all night.

The San Francisco Giants won in a shut-out! Madison Bumgarner pitched the entire game - a first World Series shutout by a Giant pitcher in 52 years. Pretty exciting! And a pretty exciting weekend of sports for our group. Two new stadiums. Two victories.


Until my next update, I remain, your thrilled correspondent.

RV PARK: San Francisco RV Resort - Glorified parking lot over-looking the Pacific Ocean, with convenient access to San Francisco via car or public transport. Bathhouse, laundry, free wifi, pool, hot tub, recycling, cable. Walk to grocery, restaurants, shops. We are paying $71 per night with AARP discount (because we are old). Lots of long-time live-ins.