Tyler's journey was all planned
out from California's Central Valley to
Rusty had lived in San Francisco in a previous life,
but never enjoyed it as a tourist. So he researched
on Google where to get the best Cappuccino, Chinese
roast duck, Italian cannoli, and other essentials.
The electric scooter came apart in pieces and went
into the car. Rusty packed an ice cooler, warm
jacket, and lots of hot dog treats for Tyler. "Its a
long trip. You'll need a snack!" he said to Tyler.
Tyler liked the cool ocean air. It smelled good!
Rusty needed coffee so he used his Google research
to find the highly rated Caffe Capriccio in North
Beach. The cappuccino was delicious but Tyler didn't
Washington Square Park on
Columbus Ave. is a grassy, tree shaded oasis in the
city. Tyler quickly fell in love with Samantha, a
10-year old female German Shepherd.
Then they found Stella Bakery for Cannoli plus had
Tyler enjoyed the constant popping of little firecrackers.
The Google research map brought them to Mow Lee & Co
on Commercial St. for preserved meats like duck.
Then they went to Kam Po at 801 Broadway for the
best hot BBQ roast duck in San Francisco.
Japanese tourist girls surrounded Tyler at
Fisherman's Wharf. They took turns posing with him
for photographs. Tyler loved the attention. He told
Rusty "Japanese girl nice! Smell good!"
On the way back to
Fort Mason they stopped at the Maritime Museum's
sandy beach. Tyler
had his first ever experience of a salt water beach
with salty waves rushing in and
out. "Smell good water, taste good water!"
He was like a dog in heaven on that beach as the
cool afternoon fog crept in.
They went back to the car and put out a big bowl of
ice cold water for Tyler. He lay down and drank a
lot. Meanwhile Rusty got his warm jacket
-because a cold fog was blowing in.
Rusty put the food from North Beach and Chinatown in
the cooler. The boiled crab from Fisherman's Wharf
would be too messy to eat so it went on the ice to
He was hungry so
Rusty ate some of the sweet, greasy, delicious BBQ duck from Kam Po. It was the best he had ever had! He gave
chunks ofit to Tyler who suddenly discovered his
newest favorite thing to eat. "Yummy duck" he said.
"Lucky us we researched on Google" Rusty
After snacking & drinking then they took off to explore the Marina Green.
Back at Fisherman's Wharf
They would have to wait a few hours for the fireworks.
Rusty decided "We need some carbohydrates". Tyler waited outside Gino's Pizza
while Rusty bought 4 slices of cheese pizza.
Tyler discovered his next favorite food - cheese
pizza. He ate 2 slices and Rusty also had 2.
Waiting for Fireworks
Tyler continued to meet members of his fan club who
wanted to pose for photos.
Fireworks by the Souza Co.
The heavy summer fog had rolled in. Fireworks were
muted, subdued as they burst into the dense clouds
of the fog bank. Tyler lay down and took a nap. He
was tired from so many miles of trekking about the
exciting city. He was happy with a full belly of
duck, pizza, and an Italian cannoli.