So today I headed out to take my walking tour of Pacific Heights / Cow Hollow. I also did the Marina, where we live, but I'll do that post another time. I fueled up for my journey with a pomegranate, strawberry, and peach smoothie from Jamba Juice. I had looked up my route and I could either take two busses to get to the starting point of the walking tour, or I could just walk. I decided that I would walk it because I could use the exercise. It was supposed to be 1.5 miles which seems like nothing, But that mile and a half is not for the faint of heart...or weak of knees.
I started in Cow Hollow, the district next to ours. Named for the cow grazing lots that used to occupy the area, Cow Hollow houses a generally affluent and clean demographic. It has a good mixture of apartments, condos, and single-family homes, and has some great architecture and Fillmore and Union Streets host some yummy restaurants and active nightlife.
This is the house from Mrs. Doubtfire.
Well, I think I did.
American Cupcakes has such a fun shop setup. As soon as you walk in, you see the goodness.
The first thing I planned to see was the Haas-Lilienthal House - an prime example of the city's Victorian architecture. I think it looks haunted.
But that's just my opinion.
Ok, I'm done.
Pac Heights has two great parks that offer strollers (or climbers?) beautiful views of the city.
You know it's a big 'un when there are stairs to get up the hill. There are four levels of San Francisco hills:
1) Just walk up it, it's not so bad and will be over soon.
2) Walk up if you dare, or waait for the next bus.
3) When there's grading on the sidewalk, you may want to go around, unless you're up for a challenge.
But, you get an amazing view.
I may just start rolling to the bottom anyway if I don't stop eating cupcakes.
I was looking over this post and noticed that almost all of my pictures also feature one of the greatest...joys of San Francisco living: cars, cars, everywhere - with nowhere to go.