When Jerry found out that his grandchildren had never been on a cable car ride, well, he had to remedy that. We rode from Union Square (waiting at Powell and Market is for tourists only) to Fisherman’s Wharf and they loved it. On the ride over it was crowded and they had to sit. They were crushed that they couldn’t hang off the side but those spaces were already occupied.
On the return trip, however, they all got to ride on the outside and hang on. Bliss! (And, natch, Grampa Jerry was right there with them.)
After lunch at Fisherman’s Wharf, Jerry got the kids involved with a collaborative painting of the fishing boats. Each child helped with the painting, from start to finish. The final result was charming.
Although we have ridden cable cars before, it was a whole new experience to see it through the kids’ eyes. It’s really a fun thing to do.
– Paula Rath