Day 4: Seniors Discount
Guess what’s for breakfast…? BAGELS AND COFFEE!
The group made it out to the Golden Gate Park, just as the fog was lifting. The park boasts a multitude of various recreational spaces, museums, and lakes. Michael decided we had to see the Conservatory of Flowers…? I just bit my tongue, and went with it. The massive old green house consisted of hundreds of species of flowers and trees from all over the world, and made for a surprisingly interesting tour, even though the only other people there were 70 year-old grannies.
Golden Gate Park is a lush green space, and one who didn’t know better would have guessed it was all-natural. In reality, 1017 acre park was originally a desert wasteland. The city decided that it would be a good idea to basically terra-form the area and go though great lengths to artificially change the desert into a jungle. This in itself is an amazing feat.
We finished the day early in the hip Haight/Ashbury district. This community boasts over 100 unique shops that range from record stores to anarchist bookstores. After this everyone had the rest of the afternoon off. Some people slept, others went exploring, I bought an accordion!