I took a stroll through the Hayward's Japanese Garden. It is such a nice and peaceful walk and even though it has been around forever it is not crazy packed:
It is just a peaceful place to walk around.
Music Monday: Just some songs about moisture:
I might be cheating here but every time it rains here in the Bay Area and I have to be in it, I always sing the words from this song to myself:
And because I am self-serving, here are two very short videos that I shot at different beaches:
Hope everyone has a wonderful Monday and a wonderful week.
Where North Beach and Chinatown meet in San Francisco, there is a special place. Sam's Burgers simple joint that has been there for going on 55 years. It hasn't changed much and it is still a family-run business and it is still cool:
|The outdoor dining area|
|Metallica loves the place|
In 2012 on a episode of the Travel Channel's "The Layover", a tipsy Anthony Bourdain stumbled into Sam's and basically fell in love with the their burger saying it is "one of the top three" in the world:
|The Anthony Bourdain Special|
Sam's Burgers is a true San Francisco treat and one of the best places in the city to get true vibe of the city.
There is this spillway/creek right near my house. I go and walk the path at least three times a week. A lot of ducks live there and they must be some of the toughest ducks in the history of the world. The reason I say that is that some humans use it as a dumping ground for their crap. It is so sad and makes me made to no end. Every so often, I go down and help clean it up and sure as shootin' people will dump more crap there. It is a never ending battle:
It is nice little walk and the when I focus on the ducks, I feel so much better:
There is always something about watching the power of the ocean and such. I could sit there all day long.
I have adopted my own belief system, a lot of it is about just be nice to each other. It is so simple that people really don't understand it. I have been seeing examples of this here and there, like this man's push cart I saw on Muni (San Francisco's Bus System) below:
And I saw these banners at a local Buddhist bookstore and loved them: