Sunday, April 05, 2009

San Fran Adventures: Golden Gate Park

Jim and I went back to Golden Gate Park today. We did what Jim likes to call "relaxing"... but really, what we ended up doing was renting a bike in Haight, then biking all the way down to the ocean. (We like to call it the Oh-gin!)

Anyway, the ride down was a breeze, but the ride up was a little difficult. Okay, a lot difficult. I'm not making an excuse, but the bike I rented was more of a cruising bike, so it was heavier and not as easy to ride. Jim was super sweet and traded me. He said he could tell a difference, too.

After three and a half hours, we were finished. And hungry.

We went to a Thai place in Haight. I ordered the standard pad thai, and Jim ordered vegetable curry. Then we went to the corner of Haight and Ashbury and ate at the original Ben and Jerry's. If you ask me, it's a little overrated, since I saw our server's coin slot. No offense, but I don't want to see your butt crack before you scoop out my yogurt.

Most of our friends who know San Francisco told us to avoid Haight--they said it's long past its prime...but, truthfully, I kind of like it. The food prices are more comparable to Springfield. We ate dinner for $24, which is typically what we would spend at home. And I like the diversity there; it somewhat reminds me of something close to home as well.

What's amazing... is that Cole Street intersects with Haight, but it has a totally different feel. None of the stuff going on Haight spills over to Cole Valley, but they're only a couple of blocks from one another. It's a small community. I really enjoy it.


HyunJeong Park said...

i and glenn really like to ride bike. I'm looking forward to ride bike with you guys. so exciting!!

harold D said...

How fun! It sounds like you are having a really good time. Well... it's getting cold here. So much for our springtime. My poor tulips are going into the deepfreeze tonight. :^(