We live pretty close to the Bay Area. Close enough that I think we should go there a lot more than we actually do. With kids, it’s a little tricky. Plus all the cool eateries and stuff in San Francisco just usually aren’t too conducive to kids. I find that in big cities it seems so many places are more dog friendly than kid friendly, anyone else with this experience? Reasons we stay in the ‘burbs I guess.
So when Lynn and Sue decided to do a day trip, I decided it was time to put on my adventure pants and go for a stroll. We started in Golden Gate Park which is almost as awesome as going to a National Park…it is so interesting and beautiful, and so many healthy people jogging everywhere–which rode the line between being super inspirational and kind of annoying.
And holy vegetation Batman!
We also saw the biggest fattest raccoon. Rod threw a peanut in the shell at him and the raccoon reached out with his hand and with it’s human-like dexterity opened the nut up and ate it.
Then we saw this.
Yeah, oops. I was following this squirrel around and didn’t’ see the sign until I was looking through the view finder in my camera. Go us!
Then we walked down the street where Rod and his family lived for the year his Dad was doing his dental residency in SF. Rod was exactly PML’s age so we thought it appropriate to take a pic in front of their old house, with the 3 year-old (mid-tantrum).
It happened to be one of the most beautiful days I’ve ever seen in the city.
Oh, hey, another tantrum….fancy that.
Then Rod and I debated the hierarchy of police officers. Where do the cops with actual police cars rank next to ones on horseback (we some some in Golden Gate Park)…or how about the ones forced to drive golf carts?
We were thinking the golf cart police officers must have just graduated and were police interns or something. Right? Maybe it’s specifically designed for police Starbucks runs, or it’s the demerit car?
And in my 5 years of living in Northern/Central California I don’t think I’ve ever seen the Sierras from the Coastal Range. Seriously the most beautiful day ever. (broken record, I know.)
What is your favorite day trip? Where are the best kid-friendly places to visit in San Francisco? …and seriously, fill me in on the Police hierarchy, anyone?
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