Welcome to my A to Z Challenge Reflection post. It was certainly a fun one for me as I traveled through San Francisco, a city I have known and lived within a few miles of my entire life but had never seen as up close and personal as I did during the last month. I was able to visit some old favorite spots but also found some really new (to me) interesting places to go back to sometime. It’s funny because I usually go through the A to Z with pen and paper in hand ready to jot down those books and movies I read about in other blogger’s posts but this year I had to keep a list of places I wanted to revisit from my own blog!
In case you missed any, here is a list of the places we saw.
- A is for Alcatraz and Alamo Square
- B is for Bay Bridge and BART
- C is for Coit Tower and Cobbs Comedy Club
- D is for Dragon Gate and Dolores Park
- E is for Esmeralda Slide Park and the Embarcadero
- F is for Fisherman’s Wharf and the Ferry Building
- G is for Golden Gate Bridge and Ghirardelli Square
- H is for Haight-Ashbury and Hills
- I is for Ina Coolbrith Park and Immigrant Point Overlook
- J is for Japantown and Japanese Tea Garden
- K is for Kerouac Alley and Kite Hill
- L is for Lombard Street and Lands End
- M is for McCovey Cove and Museums
- N is for North Beach and Nob Hill
- O is for Ocean Beach and Orpheum Theater
- P is for Presidio and Pier 39
- Q is for Queen Wilhelmina Tulip Garden and Quirky
- R is for Rincon Park and the Rainbow Crosswalk
- S is for Steps and the Salesforce Tower
- T is for the Transamerica Building and Theaters
- U is for Union Square and the Urbano Sundial
- V is for Vaillancourt Fountain and the Valleys
- W is for Windmills and Walt Disney Family Museum
- X is for Xeriscape and X-tras
- Y is for Yerba Buena Gardens, Year of the Ox and Yoda
- Z is for Zoo and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital
Enough about my topic though, let me introduce you to some other folks who did a wonderful job with their A to Z themes:
Crackerberries (Barbie) wrote Love letters to herself, but they were certainly words that we could all use.
J. Lennie Dorner, in addition to being one of the Challenge coordinators, highlighted his favorite bloggers and gave us some tips on new books to read. I was honored to be his letter “J.!” And I’ve said it before, it was one of his comments that gave me the idea for my theme this year, along with the coloring books I got from the San Francisco Chronicle.
John (also a co-host) gave us music using the call letters of radio stations and Mary at Jingle Jangle Jungle gave us music from the 80’s. It was great to open one of their blogs first and then listen to the music as I read the rest of the folks.
Trudy at Reel Focus gives us some movies that represent human needs. Added lots to my movies to watch list.
Mike gave us reptiles. Some were really interesting, although I’m not really a fan of snakes! Turtles aren’t so bad.
We can’t forget to thank the founder of the A to Z, Mr. Arlee Bird who told us all about rivers.
I didn’t get to visit as many new bloggers as I wanted to because it was hard enough to keep up with my own and visit the folks I already knew. Thank goodness for the Road Trip and the Master list so I can go back and visit now that the rush is over.
Thanks again to all who visited my blog and left such kind words for me. I’m going to have to think really hard to come up with next year’s A to Z!