Monday, October 8, 2007
I’ve been sick for the past few days, so I figure it’s a good time to put up some pictures from all of my recent adventures in San Francisco.
A few weeks ago I was in hiking mode. I spent a day exploring the Marin Headlands, an afternoon finding some new hiking trails in the Presidio with my boyfriend, and another day walking the Coastal Trail from the old Sutro Baths to Land’s End.
At the end of the last hike I decided to head over to Baker Beach since the weather was warm and I hadn’t been there in over a year. It was pretty amazing; so much so that I returned the next day with my bathing suit and a good book.
I also spent some time reading. In the last month I’ve read White Teeth, The Awakening, The Yiddish Policemen’s Union, The Inheritance of Loss and Middlesex. I tried to maximize my time outdoors while reading, so I went to as many parks as I could. I read in the park on Gough and Green, the park in Fort Mason, and in my favorite park, the Palace of Fine Arts.
One day I ventured into the Octagon House for a self-guided tour. The Octagon House, a museum dedicated to America’s colonial period, is somewhat out-of-place in San Francisco. Walking through the house I saw furniture from eighteenth century England and documents with the signatures of all but two of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.
I felt like I should be in Boston or Philadelphia, but when I looked out the window I saw Union Street and the California skyline. According to the little old ladies that run the place, it is the only museum of its kind in the western United States. Not surprising.
Last Thursday night I went with my boyfriend and some friends to the San Francisco Bachelors’ Maiden Lane Party. As the name implies, this annual event is held in Union Square’s chi chi Maiden Lane, and the party was fun from what I remember…
My final adventure was Fleet Week in San Francisco, which took place last weekend. The Blue Angels were flying around for the greater part of the week, and I enjoyed looking out my living room window to see them in formation. The highlight, though, was on Thursday when I got to see the new Airbus A380 flying over the Marina. I took some pictures just to make my avaition nerd of a boyfriend super jealous.