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Going to San Francisco

Friday, May 16, 2014

I am making plans to spend part of the summer in San Francisco. I have a friend who lives there and when she goes on vacation she invites me to come stay at her apartment and care for her cat. That means 3 weeks in midtown SF in a rent-free apartment (with snuggly kitty) starting in late August. Isn't that a great arrangement?

I'm including this map to show you my fabulous location. I'm one block from California St. and Hyde. The cable car connects me with just about anywhere I want to go. I will have a transit pass for bus and cable cars so I'm all set.

Exercise is easy in San Francisco

I can take transit down to the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero and walk to Fisherman's Wharf. A lot of steps and beautiful scenery.

When the weather doesn't cooperate I can walk the labyrinth at Grace Cathedral on Nob Hill.

As you know, walking on San Francisco hills can be quite a challenge. I'm taking my walking poles along.

When I get tired of hills I can always go to Golden Gate Park.

I'll be able to eat well because I'll have a kitchen to cook in AND a brand new Trader Joe has just opened on California Street. Wow! This is going to work out well.


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SVETA30 3/2/2015 6:30AM

  Is the apartment available for one week end of may 2015?

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AMYBELLES 5/17/2014 10:32PM

    I am so envious! San Francisco is my #1 favorite city! I love the hills, the cable cars, and the wharf. I hope to get there again next summer! Have a wonderful time!!!

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GRNDMOM43 5/17/2014 2:18PM

    emoticon emoticon Have a wonderful visit!

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CANDOK1260 5/17/2014 9:47AM

    emoticon sound like some great plan

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CATHYGETSFIT 5/17/2014 2:14AM

    emoticon I'm so jealous of you! lol Just kidding! Seriously though, I wish I could come along! I've only been to SF once when I was in grade school or maybe it was junior high (?). I loved it though and I definitely remember the hills as well as Fisherman's Wharf. Going to the cathedral and walking the meditation labyrinth sounds like a great way to get in your exercise if the weather doesn't cooperate. Even more awesome is that a Trader Joe's just opened up on California St. Have a great time! emoticon emoticon

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BEFIT016 5/16/2014 10:27PM

    WOW! That's fabulous!

I've been to SF many times when I lived in Sacramento. Fishermans Wharf, Lombard St, the GG Park...SO much to do & see!
Have fun!

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JILL313 5/16/2014 10:00PM

    Sounds like a win-win for both you and your friend. I also love SF but walking those hills would be a problem for me. I've never tried walking poles and in fact I've never seen anyone here using them. I should check them out. You're going to have a great time there and I wish I could join you my friend.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs & Love,


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STEPBYSTEP1955 5/16/2014 8:09PM

    Sounds like a great trip! You have got everything planned out for having lots of fun and keepimg on track with your healthy eating and fitness habits. Enjoy the trip.

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BARBIE176 5/16/2014 7:34PM

    So very happy that you get to have this wonderful vacation again this year! I hope to make it to San Francisco sometime this summer as well! emoticon

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IOWAGRAMMA 5/16/2014 6:28PM

    Wow...such fun! I love San Francisco and to be in such a primo location is fantastic. I've not been to Grace Cathedral, so if I get to SF again, I'm going to make it a goal to visit there. Hope you enjoy every single minute! Hugs, Jeannie

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    CJ, wonderful blog and pics. My favorite place to visit is in the other direction.


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SIOBHANKNITS 5/16/2014 1:03PM

    What a great trip to look forward to! Enjoy the anticipation and your time there.

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TRAVELGRRL 5/16/2014 10:36AM

    Sounds like a WONDERFUL trip! Ask your friend if she would like to spend a few weeks in Central Arkansas in a house in the middle of 10 acres on the edge of a mountain with a valley view. LOL Sounds absolutely FABULOUS, thanks for the photos!!!

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NELLJONES 5/16/2014 7:21AM

    Enjoy SF! And the cat, of course!

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BIGPAWSUP 5/16/2014 7:13AM

    sounds wonderful. enjoy.

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STARRBRITE 5/16/2014 2:11AM

    I love the transit system in San Francisco. It saves me lots of money.

Actually, I like all of San Francisco. You can't help but have a wonderful time.

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DIDMIS 5/16/2014 1:54AM

    You are very good with pictures. Would you like to be the picture maker on the team?
Have a wonderful time.

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