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About scr4pl80

I'm a 60-ish, married, mom to 3, creative soul looking to make the world a better place one smile at a time.

A to Z 2021 – Q is for Queen Wilhelmina’s Tulip Garden and Quirky

I was originally going to talk about quail, which is San Francisco’s official bird but unfortunately they are pretty much extinct around here, although I was just reading that they may be brought back to the area by the Presidio … Continue reading

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A to Z 2021 – P is for The Presidio and Pier 39

The Presidio is now a national park but it was once a military fort under the flags of Spain, Mexico and the United States. In fact, my husband’s father was stationed there for a while so he remembers staying in … Continue reading

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A to Z 2021 – O is for Ocean Beach and the Orpheum Theater

Ah, the ocean. Being a Pisces, it really is one of my happy places and I am ashamed to say that I don’t get there as often as I could. For a while during the pandemic even the parking lots … Continue reading

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A to Z 2021 – N is for North Beach and Nob Hill

Being Italian it was natural for me to want to include North Beach in this A to Z and I was happy to see there was a coloring page for it. “Little Italy,” as it is called, is known for … Continue reading

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A to Z 2021 – M is for McCovey Cove and Museums

If you’ve read my posts you may know that I am a San Francisco Giants fan and probably should have figured that I would try to get them in this A to Z somehow. Since the coloring book had McCovey … Continue reading

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A to Z 2021 – L is for Lombard Street and Lands End

Lombard Street might be something that you would recognize as a San Francisco landmark. It is said to be the “crookedest street in the world” with 8 turns. It was originally a straight road but it was so steep that … Continue reading

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A to Z 2021 – K is for Kerouac Alley and Kite Hill

Hello and welcome to the letter “K” in our A to Z Challenge this year. In an effort to be completely transparent, I am using one of the locations that was a disappointment for me, Kerouac Alley. I mean, reading … Continue reading

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A to Z 2021 – J is for Japantown and the Japanese Tea Garden

I knew about Chinatown but I didn’t realize we had a Japantown in San Francisco as well. I found the Japantown almost by accident as I was driving to a different location and happened to see the big pagoda. I … Continue reading

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A to Z 2021 – I is for Ina Coolbrith Park and Immigrant Point Overlook

Who is Ina Coolbrith and why does she have a park named after her? Turns out she is a poet. In fact, the first California Poet Laureate. She has a very interesting history, which you can read here. It took … Continue reading

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A to Z 2021 – H is for Haight-Ashbury and the Hills

I was in Catholic grammar school during the Haight-Ashbury heyday so I didn’t really get involved with the hippie drug scene. I did know a little bit about it though and a few years ago when the de Young Museum … Continue reading

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