On the way, we stopped by Boudin Bakery as we wanted to catch the bakers working early in the morning. This is a fun way to start the day because the bakers are usually in great moods and at least one of them will have a intercom connection to the crowd standing outside on the sidewalk watching them make the bread for the day.
We were pretty lucky in that there weren’t a lot of people and we were able to get right up in front and talk to one of the ladies that was building the bread creations. And I mean creations. They make teddy bears, clowns and, my favorite, a massive alligator!
As you can see in the video, she asked where we were from and we told her, “San Francisco.” She later said, “A nice way to start your day, right?” I agree 100%.
We were starting to crave a little sweetness so we walked over to Pier 39 and stopped by Mrs. Fields. We bought 3 for 5 bucks and they were all freshly made and delicious. You can see Jill is enjoying her cookie immensely!
We knew we needed more pictures of the sea lions so we headed out to the west side of Pier 39 and were happy to find some of them hanging around and just relaxing on the pier. They are pretty loud, and quite rambunctious, and a lot of fun to just watch and laugh at while they jostle each other and make loud barking noises.
By the way, these are all sea lions and not seals. You can tell the difference by their brown coloring and their longer fins. This also allows them to jump on the platforms which seals are not able to manage with their shorts fins.
You can see, and hear, the sea lions making lots of noises and pushing each other around right here: