I felt that this was going to be a challenging day. I had refused to drive in San Francisco, but wanted a car to drive around Northern and Central California to see family and friends. In advance, I reserved a car in Vallejo because I thought it would be fun to take the ferry from San Francisco to Vallejo, but the rental car office was quite a distance from the ferry dock. It was Enterprise, and they say they will pick you up....but I was skeptical. I left the Royal Pacific by Uber. Above is the last picture from my balcony and you can just see the Coast Range mountains. I have always loved that building with the balconies and the dome that is in the upper center of the picture. I think it is a private residence...wow!
At the Ferry Building, I bought my ticket but had to wait awhile until the next ferry crossing to Vallejo. No problem. It was beautiful on the waterfront and I felt like I was just "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay."
When the ferry did come, it was not crowded at all and everything is much nicer than it was when I took the ferry to work in the Financial District from Vallejo and back. We made a stop at Pier 41 and had another view of downtown and then Fisherman's Wharf. On the way to Vallejo, I was excited to see East Brother Light Station. It is a bed and breakfast place that is on a tiny island between San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay. The ferry goes right by it. It looks charming, but I have never gone there.
I called Enterprise when I got to Vallejo and the guy came pretty quickly to take me to the rental office. I got my little car and headed off to Anderson. I got there for my cousin Sandy's birthday and her daughter Amie was there. I hadn't seen her in a very long time. We had a fun time catching up and I a good visit with my Aunt Ardye, who is 91. I only regret that I didn't take any pictures.