exploring: Summer Fun in San Francisco-getting to know The Presidio - 07/23/19 04:26 PM
Getting to know The Presidio in San Francisco is a year-round treat, but never more so than in summer. 
My top 5 summertime activities here include:
Learn some of the history. The Officer's club, open free of charge 6 days a week (closed Monday) has a wonderful small museum offering a glimpse of native American life in the area, early Spanish and Mexican life here, and when the Presidio was an active US Army post. You'll find art exhibits on the gallery walls, and a long-running exhibit, "Exclusion" detailing the Presidio's role in the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II. Sit for … (21 comments)

exploring: My mini-Active Rain vacation is drawing to a close - 03/26/18 08:49 AM
From time to time I take a break from Active Rain, like I've done this past month. Sure, I sign on just about every day, read a few great posts, comment on some and then--I stop.
So what do I do with the time I don't spend blogging?  I might enjoy a City hike through a different San Francisco neighborhood like I did Friday afternoon - I always find that refreshing, and always find something new to make me smile and excite me while I re-visit some favorite places.
On a recent March day, we walked to the Civic Center BART station and took … (30 comments)

exploring: Wordless Wednesday (almost!) - 11/04/15 08:16 AM
There are plenty of activities to enjoy when one lives in or near San Francisco. These shots were taken a few months ago on a foggy day hike with a friend. Leaving San Francisco around 10:00 AM, we were back before 3:00 PM - but had traveled a world away.
The Zen Center's Green Gulch farm near Muir Beach, Marin County - awaiting your visit.






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