Ok so we stayed awake for over 24 hours. And this was the day AFTER the Celine concert, so we had only 3 hours of snooze the night before. This explains why I am all showered and snuggly in bed at 6pm.
We arrived in San Francisco at about 11 am (half an hour befor we left Brisbane). We braved the Hotel's public transport instructions and caiught the BART (train) from the airport to downtown. From here we had to work out wich way was west and walk a few blocks to the bus. (fortunately for us directionally challenged, the roads all had south, west etc. signs). So we caught the correct bus and then hiked up one of the many hills around here to our hotel (wouldn't have been so bad without luggage!).
They let us check in early, so we popped our bags inthe room and headed out to explore a little and to find some food.
We walked through Japan Town with its lovely cherry blossums snowing down around us. Then we saw a Denny's restaurant so in we went. once inside we realised we would have to work out how to tip on our own. Our meals were served with the best chips we ever tasted. Yummmmm. (So much for eating healthily!!)