Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Father's Day aboard the Potomac, Roosevelt's Private Yacht

The USS Potomac -- FDR's Presidential yacht -- is berthed at Jack London Square in Oakland.  Lovingly restored, it is now operated by a 501(c)(3) non-profit as a working museum.  You can tour the ship at dockside.  Even more fun, you can take a cruise on the San Francisco Bay on the Potomac.

That's what we did on Father's Day.  The cruise lasted three hours.  We went under the new span of the Bay Bridge (where the gargoyle that protects the bridge was clearly visible), around Angel Island, under the Golden Gate Bridge, past San Francisco's Marina, downtown, and AT&T Park, and back to Oakland again.  They served boxed lunches and had an open bar.  The docents were fantastic and fun.    The tour was well worth the price of admission.

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