I was able to spend two full days exploring the city, the first was incredibly difficult the second was amazing. I’m really glad I was able to experience SF in such a way that I did.
The first day I had to get my phone swapped at the Apple Store downtown. I rushed from my roadside camping spot in Half Moon Bay to get to the Milbrea BART station to make it downtown in time. By the time I got a new phone all situated it had no battery. I was relying on Google Maps for public transit information with a dying phone. Not a fun situation in a city you’re not familiar with. I tried to resolve the situation by posting up in a Coffee Bean downtown, knowing it was the most low key place I could charge my phone. Once my phone was charged I thought I was good to go. To my surprise though a Palestinian riot protest thing mobbed down the street. I wasn’t really sure what to do with the situation. The protest jammed traffic, made a big commotion, and stopped all public transportation.
Once I got to my my bus I was able to make it up to the Haight & Ashbury area where I found a rad coffee shop. I was able to relax, charge my once again dying phone, and edit some photos. After being there for about an hour I realized I’d forgot to pay for my parking back at the Bart Station. I was horrified. Thinking I was going to get back to my car with a huge ticket, or worse have my car be towed. I left the the coffee house immediately, hopped on the bus and made my hour long commute back to the Station. Once I got there, to my surprise the station had free parking on the weekends. I was so relieved. All in all that Saturday was a crazy day.
Sunday was another story. I was able to meet some amazing people, walk around the city, and experience the great parts of San Francisco.