Every time I wear my I "heart" SF T-shirt, I'm surprised by how many comments I get.
"I love San Francisco, too!"
"I really want to go to San Francisco someday."
"What does SF stand for?"
I'm wearing my I "heart" SF T-shirt a lot these days because every time someone comments on it, it's an opportunity for me to hand them a bookmark and tell them about my next Harlequin American Romance, FIREFIGHTER DADDY (July 2010), which is set in San Francisco.
The hero in the this book is a widower with a little girl who loves to ride the cable cars.
These days the cable cars are among the city's biggest tourist attraction, but there was a time when they were also an important means of transportation.
This film was shot c.1905 from the front of a cable car traveling east along Market Street toward the Embarcadero (the clock tower in the distance).
Do you suppose there were any traffic rules in those days? Everyone seems to walk, ride and drive wherever they please!
Cable cars no longer run along Market Street, but you can still take a cable car from Union Square to Fisherman's Wharf, up and down those crazy steep hills, and I think it's wonderful that the city has preserved that part of its history. Just one of the reasons why I "heart" SF!
Until next time,
The Writer Side of Life