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Two of my favorite things were the Japanese Tea Garden, and the California Academy of Sciences, both in Golden Gate Park. The park itself is lovely, and has many other attractions – and is entirely worth wandering through on it’s own merits. But these two particular locations should be included in any trip to San Francisco!

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During our 8 days in San Francisco, we took day trips. The first was a bike ride over the Golden Gate Bridge and down the (steep) hill into Sausalito. It was a cold, windy ride, but the other side of the Bay was in sunshine — yes, even while San Fran and the bridge are shrouded, the other side of the Bay glitters in bright daylight. Sausalito was really cute, full of beautiful homes, and we ate the best tacos there.

Photo ops before our bike ride over the bridge. So cute!

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Various images from our touring of San Francisco’s neighborhoods.

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The Marina Motel, our home in San Francisco

We left San Diego on Sunday afternoon and flew in to San Francisco. After our awesome shuttle driver went out of his way to give a scenic route to the Marina district (he diverted to bring us into the Marina via Pacific Heights, both to show us the mansions of that neighborhood and to show us the view from the Pac Heights hills before you descend toward the Bay and the Marina area) we arrived at the most charming little motel I’ve ever seen.  We were just five blocks from the Bay, and the street behind our motel was bustling with markets, boutique shops and fantastic restaurants. Quiet, charming, and jasmine-scented, Marina Motel was our little home-base as we toured the city each day. (more…)

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Capital City Public Charter School in Washington, DC, is one of the most amazing schools I’ve ever been privileged to know. Earlier this week the PreK and Kindergarten students presented their semester of work on plants and nutrition – a study that included regular work in a City Blossoms community garden down the street from the school (and from my house). I enjoyed every minute!

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For the remainder of the 2010 Blogathon, Saturday’s posts will be photos only. I hope you love these as much as I do. Photography makes my heart happy.

Gratis: bike repair and French street music

The form and texture of nature is endlessly varied

Forests of plants and frontiers of fruit

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