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  • The last five years my son Eli and I have come to San Francisco in the spring to AT&T Park for a conference on learning disabilities. I look forward to it every year. But he didn't want to come this year. That's ok. He's fifteen and doesn't want to hang with mom anymore. But anyway I am here, I'm volunteering.

    I have to say San Francisco is the greatest city in the world! Of course this statement is coming from someone who has never been out of the USA. still... OMG - I just love it!

    So I arrive -I hate the traffic which freaks me out - so once I'm parked I don't move -except on my feet.
  • I head over to the Presidio. So beautiful - I'm in heaven. I stop at the Social Club Restaurant and have a marguarita and a burger while looking at a lovely view. It is still early - before the rush.

    Everyone looks so happy! Some women celebrating a birthday, a group celebrating a retirement, a man and woman and baby - the baby smiles at me. A positive vibe is everywhere! The waitress is kind.
  • I head into the presidio towards a Starbucks. I stop to ask a guard and he is so friendly and tells me I am near Lucas Films and can snap some shots before arriving at Starbucks. OMG - am I in heaven? I'm such a fan!
  • The walk to Starbucks is pretty so I stop for a moment on a bench. I see a remnant of The Worlds Fair in the distance.
  • I run into some sassy geese on the way.....
  • I take a non-touristy route through the back streets and see the Golden Gate Bridge through a fence.
  • I find the Museum of Fine Arts. The structure is here - not the arts. It's amazing and I walk around and there is a lake with a swan and other birds.
  • I pass Crissy Field and everyone is having fun playing volleyball, or biking, or running, or walking. I feel so good. It is a glorious day. San Francisco is surely Oz. I pass the marina boats like a postcard picture.
  • I finally reach the water and there is the Golden Gate Bridge in the distance. But my eyes are drawn to the colors in the sky - its the wind surfers!
  • I see Alcatraz in the distance. Not too many tourists here. Its more of the locals. Well .... time to head back to the motel before dark. What's this? Hmm. A pretty plant with spider webs. Surely a cowbird picture. Click!
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