Tuesday after work, Sarah & I took the scenic, non-car route to one of our favored dinner places, Park Chow in the Inner Sunset. It was a lovely, lovely evening, with temps in the high 60s before the sun set – perfect weather for enjoying a long walk through the park!
“Being active outdoors justifies fried food.” Lori tagged me for a new meme in this post. It’s a six word memoir, inspired by Hemingway, who once bet ten dollars that he could sum up his life in six words. He came up with: For Sale: baby shoes, never worn. Here are the meme rules:…
From 25 Feb 2008:
Last Tuesday I received my Canon EF 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 DO IS lens, which I purchased for our upcoming trip to South America. Naturally, it was raining, and chasing the cats around made me sad, we lost one of ours a week prior. Fortunately a break in the rain in the early evening allowed me to get out on Wednesday and check this lens out. While driving through Golden Gate Park trying to think of where I should go, I found myself near the Strybring Arboretum and next to a parking space. Decision made!
Sarah was at a jewelry class on Saturday, so I took off and birded western San Francisco. It was my first visit to the area this year, and I was sure to get some year birds, it being my first birding on the Pacific coast.
After work on Thursday I swung by nearby Bayfront Park for a quickie walk before the slog home on 101. For no good reason, I’ve only birded this park a couple of times, which is silly, as it’s within sight of the office I work in on the odd days when I’m not working at home.
Last Sunday was sunny and lovely, so Sarah & I headed north from SF to try a new hike. This one had been on my radar for a while, as I always like waterfalls (who doesn’t?), but the timing was never quite right. Although the bay area has more waterfalls than one might think, many are semi-seasonal, drying up entirely or reducing to a trickle in the warmer months.
Sunny winter days like this, after a bout of storms, are perfect waterfall hike days, so off we went. The trailhead is on Bolinas-Fairfax Road, and the parking was tight – apparently we weren’t the only ones itching to get out! Our hike started across the street from the parking turnout on Pine Mountain Road.
I was originally going to do a Chicago trip report series, but now that my visit is 4 months behind me, instead I will just share some of the photos I took.
View from the 103rd floor of the Sears Tower
Sarah & I spent a lovely couple of hours at Chrissy Field yesterday, along with what felt like most of the rest of San Francisco. Apparently everyone else here was feeling the itch to get out, as this lovely day (mid-50s, very little wind, clear skies) found the Golden Gate Promenade as crowded as I’ve ever seen it!
Golden Gate Promenade
Yesterday Sarah & I swung by the south side of Lake Merced in between errands to do a little walking and birding. We’ve both been sick for the past week, and many of the recent’ish weekend days have been rainy, so we were eager to get out and do at least a little something!