When it gets hot here in Stanislaus County - Go west young man!

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When it gets hot here in Stanislaus County - Go west young man!

With the end of summer coming last weekend here in Modesto it was time to make an escape. The last couple of weeks of summer here in Stanislaus county was a pretty warm one. Temperatures all week were in the upper 90's and nearing 100 a couple of days. On those warm days it's always easy to get out of the heat, just head west. Saturday it was time for a day trip to "The City" San Francisco.Market Street from Twin Peaks

It was a beautiful day in San Francisco with temps in the low 70's and mostly clear skies. I have been to San Francisco many times and have seen a lot of the city. If you have never been there of course you have to see the Golden Gate Bridge, the Cable Cars, China Town and maybe even Pier 39. Myself I avoid Pier 39 because of the crowds but that's another story.

This trip involved a trip to Twin Peaks. From the Twin Peaks parking lot you have one of the most stunning views of The City you will ever see. Laid out before you is an amazing 180 degree view from The Golden Gate Bridge to South San Francisco. Of course the parking lot is not the highest point of Twin Peaks. On this trip I made the trek up to the top of the mountain. It's a pretty easy walk up the path to the top. It's amazing the difference in climate at the top of the peak. It was cold and windy! Did I mention WINDY? I thought I might get blown off the top of the mountain and I'm a big guy. The trek was worth it though for the 360 view. From the Pacific Ocean to the Oakland Hills and everything in between. And the best part was there were only 3 of us up there on the peak. I'll definitely make the trip again.View from Twin Peaks

Another stop on this trip was Fort Point. Fort Point is an army fort right under the Golden Gate Bridge. If you enjoy history you will love Fort Point. You will also gFort Point Light House and Golden Gate Bridgeet a different view of the Golden Gate bridge, from underneath it.  While at one time the fort was going to be demolished to make way for the bridge cooler heads prevailed and the bridge was built right over the top of the fort.

The fort was built between 1853 and 1861 and was intended to defend the San Francisco Bay during the Civil War. However no shots were ever fired from the fort.

I think the fort is fascinating and offers a glimpse into what life was like in the mid 1800's. The officers quarters while not luxurious were a lot nicer and more spacious than the enlisted men's quarters. Another interesting part of the fort was the powder room in the lower part of the fort. This was were the munitions for the fort were prepared and it could be a dangerous place.

Admission to Fort Point is free! It is certainly a part of San Francisco that most people around the country don't know about but it's a very interesting place to visit and I highly recommend it.Fort Point and the Golden Gate Bridge

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Jim Patton - Realtor, SFR

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Will Hamm
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Wow Jim,  it has been a warm year for everyone out in your state this year.  I hope the fires stop soon.

Sep 23, 2014 11:11 AM #1
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What beautiful pics...SF is one of my favorite cities.  It is just beautiful. 

Sep 23, 2014 02:52 PM #2
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Will Hamm It's been hot and very dry this year. I hope the fires stop soon too.

Susan Haughton It's one of my favorite cities too.

Sep 24, 2014 07:15 AM #3
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Oh wow, Jim. That view from Twin Peaks is amazing. I would love to see that. You did a great job on the photo. I'm certainly going to put that on my list of things to do the next time I'm in San Francisco. 

Sep 24, 2014 08:45 AM #4
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Debbie Laity Twin Peaks is something every visitor to San Francisco should see. And it's FREE! Who says you need to spend an arm and a leg to visit The City?

Sep 24, 2014 09:15 AM #5
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Jim, I have featured you in today's weekly post: Tuesday Travelogue.

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Nov 25, 2014 02:54 AM #6
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Jim Patton
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Thank you Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905 .

Nov 25, 2014 06:00 AM #7
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Jim, I just came over from Gayle's post. What a great "insider's" tour of San Francisco. Loved the photo from atop Twin Peaks!

Nov 25, 2014 06:14 AM #8
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Thanks for stopping Tom White .  San Francisco is one of my favorite weekend getaway spots.

Nov 25, 2014 07:16 AM #9
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Jim, Now I have to get back to SF to go check out Fort Point. I have been around there but never visited it.

Nov 26, 2014 12:17 AM #10
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I highly recommend it Donald Hester

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