Hi all– I’m happily ensconced in Ani and Brian’s pretty home here in San Francisco for the week. So yesterday, with the sun shining and the weather fair, I set off north a few blocks for a walk in Golden Gate Park.
Strolling up through the Sunset neighborhood to the park, I picked out my favorite houses along 29th street.
At the park, I plotted my path past Stowe Lake, by the Rose Garden, through the MuseumPlaza… There were quiet sod paths through forested shade.
Along the edge of the lake, I watched the children feeding ducks and turtles basking in the sun on a log. Flocks of seagulls rested, floating on the water. And curious squirrels darted across the path.
I ran across two girls from Andalucia (love to eavesdrop when I hear a Spanish accent) and we chatted for a bit as we ambled down the same path. Fun to meet them… And I wound around to the plaza where the DeYoung and Natural History Museums stand.
Through the plaza and past the entrance to the Japanese Garden. I made my way toward home with the long trudge up Irving–with a quick stop in a little Chinese market for an “It’s It” ice cream bar–crispy oatmeal cookies around a slab of vanilla ice cream coated in chocolate! (“San Francisco’s tradition since 1928”)– to fortify me for the walk home… All in all, a fine morning.