May 21, 2012
Jul 11, 2012
This morning we woke up, ate breakfast, and headed out to see the painted ladies. My ignorance thought they were statues, but they are a row of houses. The houses are Victorian style and each painted a different color. Then, we drove to Golden gate park. The park is about a half a mile wide and miles long. The park is on the same scale as central park in New York. In the park we walked by multiple courts, fields, an the conservatory of flowers. Also in the park was the California Academy of Science. We spent a title of 4-5 hours inside visiting the earthquake simulator, the rainforest, the aquarium, and other things. I was the most impressive science museum that I have ever seen. They also had a living roof, where the plants would keep the building cool and the solar panels would collect energy. We also watch an IMAX about earthquakes. After the museum we walked across town to the intersection of Haight and Ashbury, the place where the hippie movement basically started. The street signs are roughly 20 feet in the air, because people try and steal them all the time. After sniffing around for a whole, we drove to union square and ate dinner. On our way to Union square we stopped by the remains of thr Flash-Hacker seimming pool. It was the largest in te world when it was built, but now its the san francisco zoo. At union square, we walked in a couple of stores, but we didn't realize that everything closed at 8 pm. So we ended going to twin peaks to see the city at night. To get to twin peaks, we had to drie through the Castro. It's the gay side of town and by the names of the stores, rainbow flags flying, and scenery it's obvious. After the twin peaks we drove back to the hotel to rest for the rest of the night.