Saturday, August 15, 2015


A forest in the heart of SF. A eucalyptus forest at that! For an evening hike, wandering the trails and breathing in that lovely eucalyptus aroma made for a wonderful dinner spot. BYOBento box, and next time I won't forget the wine! And while the sun is starting to set, a stop at Tank Hill is a must. 
After hiking, nothing beats a stop at Ice Cream Bar in Cole Valley. 
Happy Weekend! 

Monday, August 10, 2015

haystack, lovers leap, tahoe

Lovers Leap, a beautiful place with tons of climbing in one small little valley.  Went up Haystack with Gabe, a 5 star, 3 pitch gem. Tres magnifique!

Saturday, August 08, 2015

angel island

A breezy ferry ride away, is a tiny island with hiking trails to amazing vistas. The top of Mt. Livermore makes for a beautiful picnic spot with 360 views of the bay. While eating lunch, we watched over the city...

The past of this island holds some sorrow. The "Ellis Island of the West" was a stopping point for mainly Asian immigrants, majority of them Chinese. Along the lead painted walls, are traces of poetry, carved into walls from detainees, (some of whom were here for two years!) I can't imagine how homesick and lonely it must have been.

"If you think you have it tough, read history books." -Bill Maher

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Ma vie

Started potterie, explored tenderloin more, and visiting friends at google again!

Monday, July 06, 2015

fireworks in the mission


Fourth of July in the Mission district means amateur fireworks, which can be seen atop Bernal Hill. Watching the Mission light up with bursts of colors was fun, but the real excitement happened when walked down the hill, right into the action. Not bad at all for a street show!

Monday, June 22, 2015

places: fort baker

One day, many skies:

Sausalito: holds the artistic energy of Pollock, Diekenborn, Shel Silverstein. (All past residents), but I have yet to really connect with the place. Maybe it's all the tourists...

But well worth a little trek up the hill, about two miles is Fort Baker. With views of San Francisco, the bridge, it's also home to Children's Discovery Museum and Cavallo Point Lodge (which i'm curious to just use their spa for a day). Also, less tourists. 

Recommended if you do find your self wandering around Sausalito town: Le Garage to eat, HEATH ceramics to explore. I'm still exploring for cool places around...