We started the morning at 6:00 am when the alarm went off. Our friend Chris met us in a Lyft at 6:30 and we headed to the north side of the Golden Gate Bridge. We arrived at 6:40, and took our first step to cross the bridge into San Francisco at 6:47 (after taking a few photos of course).
Even though it was loud, we made it across the 1.5 mile bridge as the sun was rising. Once we got off the bridge, we found the road to continue (w a little difficulty) and we even had to climb down a goat path to get there. The view of the Golden Gate Bridge was gorgeous in the background as we walked into the City.
We had a 9:30 am appointment at City Hall, 7 miles into our journey. Coincidentally today was San Francisco’s Walk To Work Day, and we were invited to participate in the press conference on the steps of City Hall. They mentioned our journey and our fundraising website wecanwalk.wordpress.com, as well as City initiatives for pedestrian safety improvements.
Apparently the fame got to be too much for her, and toward the end, Rebecca fainted! Luckily the fire chief, police officers, and two of our friends were on hand to check on her (and all the camera crews had left). A couple minutes later we laughed about it inside City Hall with the head of Walk SF.
After a break we walked south through The Mission with our friends Brian (who we stayed with the night before) and Chris (who joined us for the whole day) and out of San Francisco. By the time we left the city limits, we had walked over 33,000 steps!
Today we walked through:
South San Francisco
9 shoes (2 pairs)
5 slug bugs
Rebecca: 54,464 steps
Tim: 52,131 steps
26 miles down, 3,274 to go!!