Sunday, 26 October 2008
09:04:32 PM (GMT)
San Francisco is located on a peninsula between San Francisco Bay and the Pacific
Ocean. Even in mid-July, sweaters are a must in this ocean side city. San Francisco
is built upon 43 hills, making walking a vigorous activity.
Despite the hills, driving in the city can be easy due to all the streets and roads
being laid out in a grid. The Bay area is home to over 6 million people, leaving
traffic around the city congested. However, there are at least three transit
services, providing transportation within the city and to adjoining areas, including
Oakland and over the Golden Gate Bridge.
The Golden Gate Bridge, built in 1937, spans the Golden Gate strait. The strait
connects the San Francisco Bay to the Pacific Ocean. The middle of the bay contains a
small island called Alcatraz, or locally, the “Rock“. Until 1963, it served first
as a lighthouse, then a military fort, ending as a prison. Alcatraz Island became a
national recreation center in 1972, finally receiving land marking designations in
1976 & 1986. Nowadays, it is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area
operated by the National Park Services as a historic site.
Tourism is a major industry in San Francisco. People from around the country are
attracted to San Francisco’s fine dining & restaurants, shopping opportunities, the
cable cars, and other neat appeals. The Fisherman’s Warf is one of the busiest
tourist parts in San Francisco, encircling the northern waterfront area.
I need to transfer yet another report to the big computer for, this time,
transporting it on a flashdrive 'cause our printer's on CRACKKK D:<