“You shall have no other gods before me.”
Luther: “We are to fear, love, and trust God above anything else.”
And then there was Chocolate Lava Cake at the Charter House on Pier 39.
Truth be told, San Francisco was one of our least favorite stops on the anniversary adventure. We stayed at Fisherman’s Wharf, traveled downtown on a cable car, and traversed along some of the more touristy piers. (The sun was really bright, so I added the shades I should have been wearing that day.)
The highlight was the food. And the highlight of the food was the Chocolate Lava Cake, which demands some patience because Charter House makes it from scratch. From scratch, people!
You will wonder if there could be anything better to eat in the entire universe and then you will want to remember that you risk breaking the First Commandment as you worship the heavenly chocolate goodness.
When we weren’t eating (which was not often), we were really impressed with the tour of the USS Pampanito, a WWII sub. It is probably most remembered for picking up British and Australian Allies who had been taken captive by a Japanese sub the Pampanito later torpedoed. At the start of the tour, you are given a headset to play as you walk through the sub. Stories are told and the ship is described mostly by naval officers who served on the ship in WWII. It is a great piece of history well cared for.
My mistake in San Francisco was not booking a tour of Alcatraz ahead of time. There was no way to get to that island without trying to swim to it, which would have been even less desirable than the Uber ride. So we missed out.
From San Francisco, we headed north on the Golden Gate Bridge to Highway 1, where I learned a very important lesson about traveling on the Pacific Coastal Highway. More on the lesson I learned on Highway 1 next time.