Fly High, Fly Low (50th Anniversary ed.) offers a wonderful tour of San Francisco from a bird’s perspective. The book opens with pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge, China town, cable cars (there’s even a cable car museum), and Coit tower. Birds see quite a lot as they fly over a town!
Every morning, the pigeons fly to Union Square park to find breakfast. After breakfast, they stop by Fisherman’s wharf, and back through the Golden Gate Bridge before settling down for the evening in the big letter “B” of the Bay Hotel.
Everything was going well until the sign was removed with their nest still in it! Fortunately, Midge was able to alert the movers that her nest was in the letter B, but when Sid came back, there was no sign of his family. Sid has quite an adventure trying to find his family, sailing over the waterfront, peering from the bridge, when suddenly, he gets stuck in a dense fog (which as everyone knows is not unusual in San Francisco)! Will Sid ever find Midge?
This is a charming book about the search for the perfect home and provides a great tour of the highlights of San Francisco. It would be a fun adventure to find all of the locations pictured in the book and settle in for a snack at Emporio Rulli Il Caffe at Union Square.