Day 03: San Francisco

Travelling to geek’s land: Google HQ and Apple The Company Store!

Rented Nissan Sentra from Hertz before hitting the highway. To “perform” Lester’s virgin left-hand drive, we got ourselves a Garmin Nüvi GPS to guide us around. Satellite signals are not as good within the San Francisco city, we only feel more relieve after travelling on to the highway. I cannot resist not falling into sleep in any car ride. I guess I didn’t give much help to him. Opps~

Hertz Office at San FranciscoIMG_6471
Our Nissan SentraIMG_6478
Bad Satellite Reception within City

It’s not difficult to locate Google HQ, but there are many Google buildings. Be sure to park your vehicle near the mascots and parking is free. Set tripod and you are ready to snap.

Google HQIMG_3597
All Android Mascots

We also planned Apple’s The Company Store on the same day. It’s about 15 min drive from Google HQ. You can find a parking lot in their big open space carpark. Parking is free.

Apple CampusIMG_3616
Apple The Company StoreIMG_6519
Welcome & *Kaching*

We bought a number of their tee-shirts for friends. The Company Store sells mainly Apple’s souvenirs which you can’t get from any other Apple retails, together with other Apple products.

Part of the store sells souvenirsIMG_6515
The other part sells Apple products

An unplanned visit to Gilroy Premium Outlets, our first outlet visit. We had a quick bite in In-N-Out Burger before shopping. Not the best outlet store but it is enough for us to pass time.

Gilroy Premium OutletsIMG_6533
In-N-Out BurgerIMG_6538
First In-N-Out Burger

Dinner in San Francisco is always a reservation plus at least 1 hour wait in the queue. We dine in Burger Bar at Macy’s where Lester challenges the World’s Hottest Burger. The restaurant needs him to sign a declaration form to declare that the company will not be responsible to any health treats should one consume this burger.

Burger Bar at Macy’sIMG_6556
Signing Health Declaration FormIMG_6573
World Hottest Burger is HOT!

Next up, Day 04 at Golden Gate Bridge, Golden Gate Park & de Young Museum.