San Francisco is a delightful city in which to walk, and on Veterans' Day, after 3 days of NAR conference meetings, 3 of us got together to clear our minds and get some exercise. While our numbers were small, the sharing of ideas, the laughter, the exercise wasn't. Chris Hansen, Ann Wilkins and I had an enjoyable afternoon.
We walked a very scenic 5-mile loop, starting at the Marina Green, then past the gorgeous Palace of Fine Arts, followed by our LONG, STEEP staircase up Lyon Street. (Can you believe that many people train on these stairs, running up and down, doing crunches and weight lifting at the top?)
From there we entered the Presidio, and took some "almost trails" to more clearly defined ones to Julius Kahn playground and a well-earned water break. On we went, above El Polin Spring to Inspiration Point, then along the Bay Ridge Trail to the National Cemetery.
After a pause to pay our respects on we went down the hill, enjoying some outdoor art and a chat with other hikers. On we went, under the highway leading to the Golden Gate Bridge (the old Doyle Drive) and to Crissy Field. Walking at the edge of the bay to the Crissy Field cafe took us past dogs at play, joggers, bicyclists, walkers, past wind-powered generators, past the FREE charging station for electric cars. By then we were ready for a coffee and cookie break before returning to our cars.
Hiking in San Francisco with congenial friends, sharing laughter and business ideas - one recipe for a perfect afternoon.