Flying to San Francisco this morning we had a great aerial view of the snow - covered Sierra Nevada mountains.
We are staying at a rather quirky hotel, the Sir Francis Drake, which is on the left in the picture - our room looks out over the roof of Saks. The hotel has doormen dressed as Yeomen of the Guard and a very elaborate bar and reception area.
It is on quite a steep street that the historic cable cars run up and down, between Powell Street station and Fisherman's Wharf, ringing their bells as they go. Passengers are encouraged to stand on the running boards as well as inside and most that we have seen have been quite full.
This afternoon we saw a bridal party jump on one for a quick photo call..
This evening we had dinner at Sears Fine Foods, a quaint 1940's style diner opposite the hotel.
At the end of the meal, each customer was given a token to use in an old 'one armed bandit' machine with the possibility of winning a free meal.
Tomorrow we shall explore a little more of the city.