STEP 1 in San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge, Lombard St, and Cable Cars

Touring San Francisco with the STEP 1 group was a fun adventure. We hopped off the cable car at the top of Lombard Street, the crookedest street in the city. In the distance you can see Coit Tower on Telegraph Hill. Here we are at the foot of Lombard Street, off on foot to explore.
Naia, Eukene, Maitane, and our wonderful chaperone Ainara hold on tight as we ride up and down the hills of San Francisco on a cable car ride to Fisherman’s Wharf.

All of the students were together for our Friday bus tour, which culminated in the Golden Gate Bridge hike. Nick and Lacey, host family siblings joined us that day too. The weather can change quickly in San Francisco. When we began our journey across the bridge, the fog obscured the tops of the towers, and the wind blew coldly. Jakes and Edu resting after the hike. Maitane and Itziar take in the grandeur of the bay. By the time we reached the south end of the bridge, the fog had cleared and the sun shone warmly.

San Francisco Japanese Tea Garden

Friday morning began with a stroll through the beautifully manicured gardens of the Japanese Tea Garden. A visit to the de Young Art Museum included an incredible view from their observation tower. Marta notices the various neighborhoods and land features of this beautiful region.

Dancing in the Pacific Ocean

Our Friday tour continued along the coast of the Pacific Ocean, where we rolled up our trousers and tip-toed into the frigid surf. The chilly water temperature and grand vastness of the ocean inspire Maitane and Itziar to dance.

– Gerry Weiner, Local Leader, STEP 1 2012

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