I decided to play tourist in San Francisco. It has been years since I have actually spent some time walking around the City. I hadn't seen the Ferry Building and I love food markets so that was top on my list. I also realized that I had never been to Coit Tower so that went on the list. I also meet up with Colleen to view the Chihuly installation at de Young and go to dinner at SPQR.
The reason for the quick trip to the Bay Area was the 3rd annual Slow Travel Bay Area Picnic in the Redwoods. I've missed the previous two and so I made a point this year to attend. G didn't want to go as usual.
I flew to Oakland and picked up a car. I had checked on line for parking places since that can always be a pain. I found several good resources for parking:
I ended up parking at 75 Howard that I found on the Ferry Building website. I arrived just in time for lunch. Boy were there too many choices. I ended up having a tamale. I can never resist a good tamale.
The stone fruit was just coming in. Frog Hollow had outstanding apricots, nectarines and early peaches. Lots of great strawberries. In the main building there were also some very neat stores such as the store selling just mushrooms, chocolate, gelato, seafood, meat, wine. I also realized that we have some fine farmers markets here in Seattle. We just can't grow as much produce.