Thursday, July 10, 2014

Thursday, June 10, 2014

Tuesday I came into work on my bike Market to Sanchez to Steiner to Page to Webster to Post to Grant to Bush to Sansome.  I came home 2nd to Howard to 11th to Folsom to 17th to Ord because we had the neighbors over for dinner so I couldn't do a longer ride.  I learned the hard way that you can't make brownies using the bake setting on our toaster oven.  It looked PERFECT from the outside but was a molten mess in the inside.  Yuck.   Luckily, I had a backup dessert so it wasn't a complete disaster.

Wednesday I worked from home in the morning and then went into the office after lunch.  I had a strength and then spin class after work and then headed home.  I made a second attempt at the brownies which was a lot more successful and also some candy.

Thursday I came into work Market to Noe Duboce to Scott to Post to Grant to Bush to Kearny to Clay to Sansome.  Mr. Poe came and had lunch with me and then I went for a nice ride after work.  I headed off Pacific to Fillmore to Scott to Arguello to Lake to 8th and into Golden Gate Park.  I stopped by the Music Concourse for pics:

I came out of the park at 9th to Judah to 7th into Laguna Honda to Dewey to Claremont to Portola to Santa Clara into Monterey to San Jose to Duncan to Valencia to 18th to Douglass to 17th to Ord and home for dinner.  After dinner I rolled out and baked some tarts and then I went to bed.  

Bike Mileage:

Week to date27.1
Month to date27.1
Year to date3,670.6
To Goal4,329.4
Over (Under) plan(603.4)
YTD Mileage vs Last Year(1,417.9)
Rolling Year5,240.5
Since Inception 10/1/0751,461.3

Monday, July 7, 2014

Monday, July 7, 2014

I didn't go riding on Sunday as I'd planned.  Saturday was a lot of standing around in the hot sun and I just couldn't get it together Sunday morning so I stayed in.  So Monday I had tons of energy for walk2werq Monday and I managed about 7.8 miles through Pacific Heights and the Marina out to the Palace of Fine Arts and then into work over Russian Hill.  I got a bunch of pics:

This super fantastic Victorian is on Divisadero.  I really wish they'd been more adventurous with the color:

Looking down Pierce St from Divisadero at what was built as Holy Cross church (I think) is now a temple:

Fabulous Georgian Mansion on Broadway:

Looking down the Lyons steps from Broadway:

Senator Feinstein's crib on Vallejo at Lyons:

Looking down the Lyons steps from Vallejo:

The Palace of Fine Arts

This is the view of Aquatic Park from Larkin and Francisco:

Faye Park:

Mr. Poe came and collected me at lunchtime and we went to the Exploratoruium to see if it would be a good choice for the impending visit of my brother with his family at the end of the month.  This was thing I liked:

I went to spin and then strength training after work.  The strength training class totally kicked my ass.  It's very humbling to not be good at things.  But I can almost do a whole push up now and I gotta believe in myself!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Saturday Mr Poe and I headed down the peninsula and went to Filoli house and gardens.  It's a fabulous mansion and gardens that, among many other things, was the house used in the exterior shots on Dynasty.  I loved walking around but do not recommend the guided tour at all.  The one I had was almost two and a half hours yet still didn't manage to convey a lot of information about the architecture or the gardens.  The tour guide seemed mostly interested in the families that had lived there and the filming spots of the movie 'Heaven Can Wait' that was filmed there in the 70's and those weren't things I was interested in.  The tour went long and the museum was closing as it finished so we didn't have time to go look at things we liked again.  So I recommend going and walking around on your own.  I think we'll go back at another time of year.  It's very beautiful.  I took a bunch of pics:

We headed back to San Francisco and had dinner and hung out the rest of the evening.  It had been hot in Woodside and we were pretty beat.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Thursday I had a special walk2werq because I had plans with Miss Smith so I didn't want to take my bike in to work with me.  I headed through the Haight, Pacific Heights, Russian Hill and Telegraph Hill and it came in at about 7 miles.  It was a lot foggier than it was on Monday but I had a great time and took a bunch of pics:

This enormous mansion seems a little light on windows but it's super fantastic:

This is the view looking down Kearny from Telegraph Hill:

The Bay Bridge from Telegraph Hill

I headed into work.  I went to a spin class over lunch and then met Miss Smith for a walk after work. We started at his house in Nob Hill and headed out to Aquatic Park and back.  It was about 6.3 miles in total but that includes me getting there and home.  We couldn't get out onto the pier at Aquatic Park because they were getting ready for the 4th of July fireworks but I got a couple pics.  So pretty:

Miss Smith in the Stockton Street tunnel:

I headed home and went to bed.  I was beat!

Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday walk2werq Monday and I had a fantastic walk through Twin Peaks, Midtown Terrace, Miraloma Park, Sherwood Forest and Westwood Terrace before getting on BART at Balboa Park and heading downtown.  The walk came in at 7.4 miles.  The weather was fantastic and I had a a great time and I got a bunch of pics:

This is view looking up Corbett:

The view from Twin Peaks:

Midtown Terrace:

Glamorous Sherwood Forest:

The cool Chinese Consolate on St Elmo.  The house is so glamorous and fabulous.  I love it.

I had a couple of minutes before Whole Foods opened so I headed up to the top of Plymouth looking down on the Oceanview:

I headed into work.  I went home over lunch and then to the gym after work for spin and strength training.  Fabulous day.