Biking the Golden Gate

Biking the Golden Gate

This week I had the privilege of visiting my favorite city in the United States with my kids. It was their first of what I hope will be many trips to San Francisco.

Quotes on Gratitude

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.” – Albert Einstein

“Rise free from care before the dawn and seek adventure. Let the noon find you by other lakes, and the night overtake thee everywhere at home. There are no larger fields than these, no worthier games than may here be played.” — Henry David Thoreau

“I think it pisses God off when you walk by the color purple in a field and don’t notice it.” – Shug, The Color Purple

“When the lights go down in the city, and the sun shines on the bay… oh I want to be there in my city. Oh, oh ohohoh!” — Journey

Gratitude list for the week ending July 17

  1. Gorgeous “summer” weather in San Francisco. Upper sixties, only enough fog to make it beautiful, and sunny blue skies!
  2. We biked from Fisherman’s Wharf, ACROSS THE GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE, into Sausolito, ferried back and then biked
    Tea tasting in Chinatown

    Tea tasting in Chinatown

    from Pier 1 along Embarcadero back to Fisherman’s Wharf. BLAST!

  3. We biked across the Golden Gate Bridge, et. al. and I managed to keep my children alive!
  4. Taking the “Duck” tour of the city and the kids getting a chance to “drive” the “boat.”
  5. Eating at Kuleto’s on Powell St. Was completely under-appreciated  by the kids, but I was happy. 🙂
  6. Dim Sum for lunch in SoMo.
  7. Tea tasting and souvenir scavenging in Chinatown
  9. Clam chowder in a sourdough bread bowl
  10. Driving down Lombard Street.

And so much more!

What are you grateful for this week?

City Lights Bookstore

City Lights Bookstore

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  1. I’m grateful you kept your kids alive, too! Hilarious! Plenty to be grateful for, here! Surgery done, cane in the closet, knee-replacement recovery in full swing. Yay!

    • I’m so glad to hear you are doing well Genevieve! I’ve just been through it with my mother, and it’s amazing to see the transformation! Congratulations and keep up the good work! 🙂

  2. Ooooh… Sounds like fun! I like tea, bike riding, reading, and going into bookstores. They’re magical. I keep expecting to find a magical book with a long history and that monsters and demons want it. Although, if monsters and demons want it, I’d just put it back. 😉

  3. Bet your ikids loved the bike ride across the Golden Gate bridge. What a great weekend!

  4. Next time you go, don’t miss a fun fun cable car ride. Pick it up at Hyde street by the water. Kids will love it!

  5. I love SF too! I’ve never lived there proper but I went to summer school in East Bay and worked in Palo Alto. Best city in the world!

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