The other thing that I forgot to mention is that I finally got to play on the cable cars in San Francisco on Sunday.
I've been to San Mateo on about 6 business trips and I've never got around to taking a ride on the cable cars. Usually it's because the queues for the Powell-Hyde line are about a 45 minute wait and I'm a very impatient person.
We got a tip-off that going to the turnaround at Bay and Taylor is a shorter queue and they were right. We only needed to wait about 15 minutes. A one-way trip costs $3 per person and it's a bit of a free-for-all to get the best seats in the car.
The journey is interesting. The cable cars are a genuine public transport service rather than a tourist gimmick so they have stops on most street corners on the line.
There's a good description of them here and it puts things into perspective when you are facing a drop down the hill knowing that you're only gripping to a thin cable for support.
Anyhoo, it's another thing to tick off the list of things to do and good fun was has by all.