Bob Lawrence is an army buddy from when I was stationed at the 7th Ordnance Company in Korea during 1968-1969. Bob and Muriel, his wife, recently visited the Bay Area from their home in New Jersey.
Their main reason for coming to the Bay Area was to go to the Oakland Coliseum on Saturday evening. There in all his glory, was Stephen Curry along with the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors played the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night. Yes, the Warriors won the game.
Bob and I got together on Saturday morning before the basketball matchup and took a ferryboat ride from San Francisco to Sausalito. After our return ferryboat trip to San Francisco, we boarded a streetcar and rode to Fisherman's Wharf, where we got a bite to eat.
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Bob is at the San Francisco Ferry Building before we boarded the Golden Gate Ferry M.S. San Francisco for a ride to Sausalito.
|The ferryboat route between San Francisco and Sausalito. Click on the image to see the full-size map.|
|Here is a view looking southeast from the San Francisco Ferry Building pier. Yerba Buena Island is visible.|
|Flash-Back Korea: Bob is taking a photo of children in a rural village. I took this picture in July of 1968.|
|Flash-Back Korea: April 1969. A woman is washing clothing along the riverside in Suksu-Dong. Bob asked her if he could take a picture; she happily agreed.|
|Flash-Back Korea: April 1969. I took this picture in the Suksu-Dong recreation area. Within two weeks, we will leave Korea for Fort Lewis, Washington, at which time we will both be discharged from active military service.|
|Ok, now let's return to the Twenty-First Century. Anchors aweigh, and off to Sausalito. The western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge is visible. This view is looking south.|
|This is another view of the western span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. A ferryboat is heading towards the San Francisco Ferry Building.|
|El Niño is visiting northern California; it's cold, windy, and drizzling.|
|This is a view of the eastern side of Alcatraz Island, as framed by the Golden Gate Bridge.|
|Here is a view of the north side of Alcatraz Island with San Francisco in the background. This view is looking south. |
|The Golden Gate Bridge. This view is looking southwest.|
|The site of Camp Reynolds. This Army base, located on Angel Island, was established in 1863 during the Civil War. The view is looking east.|
|Here is a view of Tiburon.|
|Belvedere Island. The view is looking north.|
|Richardson Bay, Marin County. This view is looking north.|
|Bob is standing in front of a statue at the Vina del Mar Park in downtown Sausalito. The statue was originally a part of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco. |
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