- Drive from south of San Jose to Sausalito via the Golden Gate Bridge
- Get supplies at the store: wine, cheese, bread, maybe fruit
- Take it to the Golden Gate overlook on the north side of the bridge for a "sit on a blanket" real, honest-to-dog picnic
As we crossed the Golden Gate Bridge, the fog was clearing but still hung to the lower areas:
Being "only" a party of two, we got seated immediately at a table crammed on the patio between the walkway and another couple of tables for two. A few margaritas, an order of surf and turf tacos (one carna asada, one shrimp), and a dish of ceviche later we no longer cared about the cramped quarters or the jostling hustle and bustle of waiters, and our picnic idea was relegated to the "maybe next time" category.
It was then that we discovered why the traffic was so horrific -- an airshow over San Francisco Bay was in full force! And even though we were not at the overlook we were aiming for, we were still in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge with front row seats for the Blue Angels, the flight demonstration team for the U.S. Navy. We watched as they flew in formation near Coit Tower and the TransAmerica Building in San Francisco, and swooped past the Golden Gate Bridge to return over the Bay.
Here are some photos of the Blue Angels in formation: