Friday, August 6, 2010

Strybing Arboretum, San Francisco, Again

Friday: (08/06) Lou dropped me off at the train depot where I caught a train to San Francisco. Just a day off, out and about. Lou and Dawn were busy cleaning up piles of stuff getting ready for our garage sale in a week. In San Francisco I caught the Muni train to Irving Street near Golden Gate Park. I stopped at the Crepevine Restaurant for breakfast. I had the Santa Fe savory crepe. It was a crepe filled with scrambled eggs, and chicken apple sausage served with a salad and home fried potatoes. I like this restaurant.

Strybing Arboretum Pond By Bamboo Forest
After breakfast I walked over to the park to the Strybing Arboretum in Golden Gate Park and walked many of the trails like above.  The arboretum is still looking good even this late in summer, as always. I like the little dirt paths found everywhere in the arboretum. Above right is a pond by the bamboo trail.

Redwood Trail At Strybing Arboretum Bright Flowers At Strybing Arboretum
Above left is the redwood trail.

Bright Flowers At Strybing Arboretum Bright Flowers At Strybing Arboretum
Lots of bright flowers

Round Tree Flowers At Strybing Arboretum
An interesting round tree above left.

Flowers At Strybing Arboretum Bright Flowers At Strybing Arboretum
Some flowers just hang around.

Cone Flower At Strybing Arboretum Flowers At Strybing Arboretum
Some look like cones, others have interesting paint jobs. I like the arboretum!

Be Proud Of Your Wood Sign
On the way leaving the arboretum I spotted this sign on the back of a bus which I kind of liked.

Then it was time to take a busmans holiday. I worked for a transportation agency for twenty years and helped build a light rail system. So I like to ride the trains. I caught the train back to Noe Valley then walked down Noe Street through the Castro District then caught the train again and rode out to the Stonestown Mall and back trough  the Ingleside district then back downtown. Dinner was a Mexican pizza at Goldie's Pizza Parlor after which I caught the train home. It's usually nice visiting San Francisco because the temperature is usualy 10-20 degrees lower than at home but that wasn't needed since our weather at home has been perfect. It was a nice day out and there was no way I had to touch a shovel or pick ax today.

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