Lombard Street…… The Very Crookedest

You can’t go to San Francisco without visiting the famous Lombard Street. ——–“Lombard Street is an east–west street in San Francisco, California that is famous for a steep, one-way block section with eight sharp hairpin turns. The street was named after Lombard Street in Philadelphia by San Francisco surveyor Jasper O’Farrell”.——- San Francisco’s Lombard Street is also referred to as “the Crookedest Street in the world.” It is a must….especially for children. They can trip & fall and it would not be your fault as a parent. You weren’t being irresponsible. You did tell the little rugrats to stop running up and down the hill. The street was simply too crooked. And they were having too much fun to listen.

I of course, was dying after going up the first few steps. You better be in  shape to battle with that hill. I can tell you I was in no shape to climb. So I told the three of them to go and I would meet them on the way down. Alexandra had the nerve to tell me that I was embarrassing her with my huffing and puffing. Really!!! Walking up that hill was nothing. I should look at her because she was running. She’d be the first one to cry when she gets hurt. She kept saying, “come on Mommy, you’re slowing us down”. Really!! If you know this little girl, you can just imagine the face and the attitude she’s giving to me while making her comments. This is the first vacation that Christopher and I did not have to drag/lug a BIG STROLLER around for her. Now she was complaining that I was TOO SLOW. Imagine that!!!

Between you and me, I did puff a bit more than needed because I knew it would get a strong reaction out of both children. Jordan was vocal too. The more I acted as if I couldn’t do it, the more they wanted to prove how strong and fast they were.

Lombard Street has such a lovely collection of flowers. Being there simply makes you feel real good. The area is really not that big, but it attracts a lot of people. When you’re there, you definitely see why Lombard Street is so popular. Once up top, you are privy to the most beautiful views of San Francisco.

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