On our second day, we started our adventure with a quick bite at the famous Mel's Diner (although I think it wasn't the original location used in American Graffiti). It was very "retro 50's" inside. There was a jukebox and cool art on the walls. We ate very lightly because we were headed toward Chinatown and expected to eat well while there.
We walked over to California Street and rode a cable car down to Chinatown.
While in Chinatown we saw interesting things including these giant wooden penis sculptures.
this cool sign for an insurance company
and the Store With Beautiful Things.
Of course we saw the famous Chinatown Gate published in all the literature about San Francisco. Here is Jon sitting in front of one of the lions. The lion's eyes are dusted with some kind of day glow powder and give the appearance of glowing which I think is a nice touch.
We had some lunch at a restaurant called Far East where we dined on Chow Fun and Chow Mein which is not pictured here because we ate it quickly after ordering from the menu I'm holding in my hand.
We ended our day time adventure in Union Square where we admired the palm trees and surrounding buildings.
Honorable mentions from yesterday go to The Transamerica Building in downtown San Francisco and the little boxes of Parasite Pals I saw in one of the shops.