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Category: San Francisco

Dead Roosters, Ancient Tea, and a Schoolhouse Restaurant

As part of the Peculiar Things theme, I’ll periodically share forgotten surprises (read: images) that upload themselves from my various…

24-Hours in San Francisco

This was an unplanned 11th hour trip. These trips are the worst because they are inconvenient, expensive, and disruptive. Because…

El Cerrito. Sunset View. Paul Baloff.

For frequent searchers of Paul’s grave location: Sunset View Cemetery in El Cerrito. Heian Garden, Row 2, Grave 66B. There…

Return to Los Alcatraces

During my last visit to Alcatraz, I meandered the prison, did the audio tour, wandered the nature trail and looked…

Angel Island

Angel Island is one of the three islands charted by Juan de Ayala when he first entered the San Francisco…

Walt Disney Family Museum

Nestled in the heart of Presidio Park is one of the area’s more popular attractions: the Walt Disney Family Museum….

San Francisco National Cemetery

There are two military cemeteries in San Francisco. The first and oldest is the SF National Cemetery located in the…

Presidio Pet Cemetery

Visitors to the SF National Cemetery will notice clean headstones lined up as though the distance between each was measured…

San Francisco Presidio

In the Mission / Presidio chain, the Presidio de San Francisco (1776) comes 9th and is the 3rd of four…

Aquarium of the Bay, SF

I think we’ve been spoiled when it comes to visiting wildlife destinations: San Diego, Vancouver, Sri Lanka, Costa Rica, Vancouver…

I’ve been here a long time

I’ve been traveling back and forth to Silicon Valley for over a year. This is the longest I have worked…

The Port of SF and Saturday Market

It’s always an unplanned surprise on Saturdays, when I head into San Francisco and discover the Ferry Plaza Farmers’ Market….

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