Tuesday, July 6, 2010
ROAD TRIP - San Francisco
Barbara took the next day off to show us some special places: the tide pools in southern SF where we peered into the rocks to discover sea treasures such as anemones, and hermit crabs while the occasional seal would exit the water to lay on beach a little beyond our tide pools.
Steve and I had looked at all the art offerings in the city and decided we wanted to go to the Legion of Honor for a special exhibition "Impressionists Paris". It was mostly works on paper with some paintings and sculpture, all Paris based work by the Impressionists and included some wonderful prints which I was so happy to see. We had never been to the Legion of Honor and since my sister had recently been in Paris and was still in France, it was a way to share in the experience a little.
From there we stopped at the sweetest little pet cemetary in the Presidio. It had been a beautiful little space but freeway construction which was going on all around it and over it, had necessitated cutting down some huge trees on the property. But the little cemetary will remain, with its residents from World War II through the present. As I walked around I became overwhelmed by the loss and the headstones loving comments, I just cried all the way through.
Our last night in the City, the kids took us to a Vietnamese restaurant because Steve wanted crab for dinner. We had two crabs and tons of other delicious goodies. I will always trust the kids' recommendations for eating in SF. It was fabulous. We left San Francisco wanting to do and see more. That's the best thing about it. Leaving your heart there everytime. We can't wait to go back.