After breakfast, I walked over to the Arboretum as I did on the previous two visits. I like the arboretum but evidently San Francisco is growing tired of me. They now charge admission to the arboretum for non-residents. That means I wont be visiting it as often.
I enjoyed a walk through other parts of Golden Gate Park instead. I explored Stow Lake and shared the path with a poke-o-dot crawdad.
I crossed the bridge onto the island in Stow Lake. There is a nice pagoda on the island presented to San Francisco by their sister city Taipei.
There are a lot of flowers in the park at other places than the arboretum.
Some bison were brought to the park in 1891 and some are still there. The one on the left is still green though.
Eventually 9 made my way to the beach.
Then on to the Cliff House and along the coast and through the Presido to the Golden Gate Bridge.
From there through Crissy Field to the Marina area and the Palace of Fine Arts. It seems to be a popular place to get a picture taken.
It was then nearing 6pm so I caught a bus downtown for dinner and my meeting. I picked up a piece of pizza and an energy drink to keep me awake during the meeting. I had walked well over 12 miles and was starting to feel it.
The meeting was presented by a couple of Adobe engineers on their upcoming application distribution tool code named "Melrose". It should release in a couple of weeks with some new name. It's sort of like the Apple App Store on steroids. Applications that you develop using the Adobe software can be distributed through many channels from one site. Now all I have to do to take advantage of it is to actually develop something worth while. It was an interesting meeting. After the meeting I caught the train and was back home before 11pm. It was a good day of avoiding the fence.