It's cold and wet here in South Australia at the moment, California looks very attractive right now!
We will be spending a few days in San Francisco on our way to Vancover for the cruise in 2012, proberbley catch the train from there to Vancover. Last year we had a short stay in San Fran after the Sun Cruise and enjoyed it so much we want to spend more time there. We stayed at a great Gay B and B called Willows Inn , in the Castro district and will definately be staying there again.
Would love to meet any locals while we are there, especially if you are joining us on the Alaska Cruise, we can start the party early!