Asian Art Museum & Main library

Asian Art Museum & Main library

We were all surprised by just how much we loved the Asian Art Museum. While my family is Indian, I tend to prefer science-y and hands-on museums in addition to those with Western religious art. Still, we all …
Seward Street Slides

Seward Street Slides

We were excited to check out some long concrete slides in a tiny park not far from Twin Peaks. Sadly, we didn't check the hours beforehand...because it never occurred to me that they would have hours. Roo…
Golden Gate Park: Academy of Sciences, Botanical Garden, Twirl & Dip, plus the Mission

Golden Gate Park: Academy of Sciences, Botanical Garden, Twirl & Dip, plus the Mission

Since well before we moved to California, I'd been looking forward to visiting the Academy of Sciences. It's a fantastic natural history museum that goes pretty in depth in a few exhibits. What I like…
Cable Car Museum

Cable Car Museum

We loved checking out the (free!) Cable Car Museum a few days after our arrival in SF. It was a great introduction to what is, in my opinion (and certainly that of my children), the most fun form of public tr…
Bookstores in SF

Bookstores in SF

We stopped into several bookstores during our time in SF.  We lived just a couple of blocks from the infamous City Lights bookstore. City Lights wasn't the most  kid-friendly bookstore in the world (a fair…
Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39 & Ghiradelli Square

Fisherman's Wharf, Pier 39 & Ghiradelli Square

Might as well get the touristy things done first, right?  This day, we walked by Liguria Bakery to pick up some fresh focaccia, down to Pier 39, by Fisherman's Wharf, and ended up at Ghiradelli Square. Fr…
Joe DiMaggio Playground and North Beach Library

Joe DiMaggio Playground and North Beach Library

Our first day in the city, some friends texted to say that they were checking it out the Joe DiMaggio Playground and would we like to join? So I looked it up and when I realized it was only about half a mile …
Two Months in San Francisco

Two Months in San Francisco

As part of our move to San Francisco, Dan's company very kindly provided a few months of temporary housing. We decided to spend some of that time in San Francisco. I had only visited SF once before that, …
It's Been A While

It's Been A While

It's been a long while, actually.  It's been over two years since I blogged and it feels rather strange. I didn't stop intending to do so for so long.  I did start finding that it was taking more …
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