Because Ed's uncle is an iron worker on the Golden Gate Bridge, we were able to take a tour of one of the towers. Only employees are allowed to take 2 tours a year in the tower. They are only able to take 2 visitors with them. So, it is a great priviledge for us to do this. So, I will try my best to share "the view" with you.
We took this picture from the Highlands. I wanted to put it on here to show you which tower we went up. We went up the south tower, which is the tower on the right.
This is the enterance to the tower.
This is the elevator that takes you to the top. It is VERY small for 3 people. Ed and I each stood facing the corner and Woody stood with his head against the wall. It's about a 4 1/2 minute ride to the top.
When you get out of the elevator, you have to climb 2 ladders. Then you open this hatch and you are on the top!Here we are standing on the top of the tower. The towers have three "rungs" and we are on the top one.
I have a small fear of heights and felt most comfortable staying on "solid" ground. Ed and Woody, however, felt that the metal grate going around the tower was safe and went wondering around to the outside. So, this is a picture of Ed beside the left tower with the north tower in view.
And this is the right side of the tower.
And this is me on "solid" ground.
So the girls hung out with Aunt Cheryl on dry land. They spent some time shopping (Aunt Cheryl bought them a souvunier) and they watched the boats. They also were watching us. Cheryl called Woody on the phone and he took this picture. It is probably too hard for you to see in this small picture, but the Cheryl and the girls are sitting on the bench to the far left.
I'm sure if Ed was writing this blog, he would add all the details of the structure. So, if you want that info, you'll have to email him. It was a great time and great views! Thanks, Woody!