Monday in Marin

California poppy (Escholzia californica) and artemesia near Muir Beach

We had a tourist day, across the Golden Gate, to the Marin County highlands. Emily was the tour guide for the day! We headed first for Muir Woods, home of the magnificent coast redwood grove–alas, the place was packed and as we drove and drove and drove, looking for a place to park, we started […]

Bay Area Sunday

water tower (graffiti from Indian occupation 1969-1971 repainted by Park Service in 2012)

Traffic and parking were big issues on Friday and Saturday (and Monday), but Sunday everything worked out just fine. We got an early start, all of the team in the minivan, found a free parking space on the street (as opposed to $40 in a lot right across the street!), found a good spot on […]

Saturday in the Park (Golden Gate)


The team split up on Saturday–we were all heading for Golden Gate Park, John and I to the California Academy of Sciences, the rest to the DeYoung Art Museum. (Unfortunately, traffic was so bad, and parking non-existent, so the DeYoung trip didn’t happen–another art museum came to the rescue, though!). We ventured out on foot, […]