Ridden A Cable Car

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J and I were born in San Francisco.  Because the cable car is such an icon of the city, it’s kind of strange that I had never ridden one before.  Back in 2009, J and I went to the Cable Car Museum, where we saw how all the cables run underground.  That was really cool.  If you haven’t checked that out, go see it (it’s free). 

I decided that we should start at the Powell and Market cable car turnaround and go from one end to the other.  There are two routes: one to Mason Street and one to Hyde Street.

We took the Powell and Mason cable car to Fisherman’s Wharf.  The line was the shortest we had ever seen it.
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Once we got on, it costs five dollars to ride the cable car.  They also sell one-day passes for $13.  J encouraged me to make my Indiana Jones “no ticket” face.
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I had fun taking pictures and video while riding.   
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This is the turnaround at the Wharf and the big Wharf sign.
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We walked around the Wharf for awhile and went to Ghirardelli Square.
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From here, we took the Hyde Street cable car back so that we could say we rode both lines from end to end.
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Today was the perfect day for doing this.  The temperature was in the mid 70’s, the skies were blue, and it wasn’t too crowded.
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