Day Seven – San Fran

Today was a 100% San Fran day.

I started it off with a run from the Marina District through the Presidio to Fort Point in the shadow of the Golden Gate. It was a great way to start the day.

From there we checked out the Palace of Fine Arts. It was built back around 1915 and has gone through several uses including a WWII motor pool and a telephone book distribution center.
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From there it was off to Chinatown for lunch and a quick look through City Lights Books (where I learned that Allen Ginsberg only owned one bowl).
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In an effort to work off our lunch it was time to hike up to Coit Tower, which was built in 1933 and probably funded with gambling money. It’s history!
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The afternoon ended with a quick jaunt to Pier 39 to say what up to the sea lions.
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That evening we headed up to Corte Madera to see a reading by Joyce Carol Oates.
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If you haven’t read any Oates I would suggest checking out one of her most famous stories, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”. It is an amazing read and you will be haunted. Tomorrow will find us checking out some parks and getting a fly fishing lesson.

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