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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
    Is the apartment available for one week end of may 2015?
    1118 days ago
    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!!!
    1406 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/17/2014 10:34:11 PM
    emoticon emoticon Have a wonderful visit!
    1406 days ago
  • CANDOK1260
    emoticon sound like some great plan
    1406 days ago
    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
    1407 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/17/2014 2:18:49 AM
  • BEFIT018
    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!
    1407 days ago
  • JILL313
    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,

    1407 days ago
    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.
    1407 days ago
  • BARBIE176
    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
    1407 days ago
    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
    1407 days ago
    CJ, wonderful blog and pics. My favorite place to visit is in the other direction.

    1407 days ago
    What a great trip to look forward to! Enjoy the anticipation and your time there.
    1407 days ago
    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!!!
    1407 days ago
    Enjoy SF! And the cat, of course!
    1408 days ago
    sounds wonderful. enjoy.
    1408 days ago
    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.

    1408 days ago
    You are very good with pictures. Would you like to be the picture maker on the team?
    Have a wonderful time.
    1408 days ago
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