(2008) SF – Golden Gate

Our First Trip Showing Someone Else Around the City

An STN friend of mine (katego/Katherine) was in town from Seattle for work and wanted to see the City. Dan and I were happy to oblige, as there are still vast areas of unexplored hillsides for us to see as well. After a breakfast of homemade waffles we set out in the car and headed northwest. A quick check of the GPS gave us a good place to stash the car and off we went, up, down and all around, checking out the architectural variety that is the heart of San Francisco.

October 19, 2008
San Francisco, CA

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Dan, GQ model (doesn’t he look happy?)

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Stairs to the west of Grand View Park

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A close-up of some of the stairs

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Another close-up

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Most tiles had people’s names. This one was different

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Katherine climbs to the top

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See the 3rd house from the right? 1.3million and it can be yours…

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The view was not so grand today

After a quick climb up the stairs we found ourselves on a hilltop with no where to go but down. So down we went, meandering along the city streets until we reached the Haight-Ashbury district and found lunch at the Burger Meister.

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Looking back on Grand View Park

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Apartment (?) complex

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Private residence stairs from the street

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San Franciscan home

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Some homes need more love

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Gelatto flavors – Ice, Ice Baby…

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Craigslist – the largest internet garage sale ever

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We avoided most of the steeper streets

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No, I didn’t bother to ask how much this one was

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Lunch, with a cute doggie waiting patiently outside

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Bad photographer! Here’s Katherine smiling below the famous signs

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I think the sign says it all

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I sincerely doubted that this house needed much preparation for Halloween

So after offering up much constructive criticism on other peoples’ homes, we decided that it was time to make our way back to our own. The idea of continuing on to Pacifica, a very rich an influential neighborhood, would have to wait for another time. Fortunately we had a great route planned for our return to the car: Golden Gate Park

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Our first view of Golden Gate Park

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The Conservatory of Flowers

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Dancing to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”

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California Academy of Science building

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Dan in front of the De Young Museum

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Even the palm trees become “art”

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Dry fountain near the Music in the Park shell

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Here come Dan and Katherine

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A Fiat in very good condition

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Fiat – backside

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Segway Tour through Golden Gate Park

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Dan and I in the park

It took us a bit longer than we expected to get to the car, and I’m glad that Dan remembered to mark it’s location on the GPS before we left it. By the time we reached it we were tired of walking and it felt good to just sit back and enjoy the drive home.

Here are some pictures Katherine took, just to round out the day.

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