May 29, 2014

Life Lately {My San Francisco Travels Part 2}

Tuesday was a day that I ventured out on my own. I still had another 24 hours on my sightseeing city bus pass so I took advantage of one of their other tours. This one went to the Golden Gate Park and through Upper and Lower Haight (my favorite part of the city other than starring at the Bridge). I also stayed on the bus and went back through downtown and yes, back to the Golden Gate Bridge. I couldn't get enough! This time I got off of the bus at the Bridge viewing area, stayed for a bit and ate ice cream with a little wooden spoon. I can't believe how many healthy organic snacks were at every place I went. I loved it.

Even the little plants were obsessed with Golden Gate

My favorite place during the whole trip. The bridge is so massive and so much larger than life. Whenever I am around something this grandiose it almost takes my breath away. In fact the first time the bridge came into my view on the first day it did take my breath away. The fog was rolling in and then would quickly disappear. It was magical. And I don't use that word a lot. I've noticed since my accident I haven't found much happiness in the little things. My mind is preoccupied with my limitations. I've lost a little bit of my joy and I'm not as easily amused as I used to be. This bridge busted it's way through my wall and really brought me back to reality. It is hard to describe and even hard to express in 2d on a blog page. But those of you have seen it in person or seen a wonder of the world like this know what I mean

The bus driver loved to play San Francisco themed songs. Thank goodness!

I was very excited to tour the Haight district. The vintage thrifter in me wanted to jump off the bus and buy another suitcase to fill up with all of these treasures.

The architecture, the murals, the neighborhood - it was just wonderful!

Saw my first medical marijuana dispensary. The tour guide showed us his prescription card! Ha! He said basically if you have anything wrong you can get one. Well, there you have it. Apartments are about $1200 a month. You share a bathroom with the other tenants and there is no kitchen.

A house where Jimmy Hendricks crashed for a while. Janice Joplin & Jefferson Airplane were living in the neighborhood too with the Golden Gate Park down the street holding the Summer of Love concert that was free with free food and a free health clinic. What an experience that would've been.

We did get to go through Golden Gate Park which seemed really nice. At this point in time it's a pretty chill place with a lot of trees and grass which is something that city folk just aren't around that much. I take it for granted. All that grass and such. No one really has a yard in the city and it isn't an overly kid friendly city (so the tour guide said - not my words!) He said "there are more dogs than kids in the city" But you can't believe everything those guys say. You can probably say that for every big city. Anyway, the park was pretty and if you had more time, definitely a cool place to go. I would've loved to stroll around the Japanese Tea Garden.

The Japanese tea garden and the top of other people's heads. You're welcome.

I spent all day on the buses. Went back over some places I had already been and just soaked it all in. The next afternoon my hubby was able to come with me and we got to do a walking tour together. I'll do a post on that tomorrow!


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