Happy Friday! Looking out the window at the torrential rainstorm, I’m feeling a little nostalgic for the unseasonably warm weather we had here last weekend. And now I’m sifting through photos as my escape. If you’re somewhere equally miserable, here’s a little sunshine for you!
To take advantage of our luck (70-something degrees in January, I meeean..), we packed a little picnic and had a little family day at The Randall Museum. What is that, you ask?? It is only one of the best little secrets that makes this city so darn incredible and has me wishing I had spent my childhood in San Francisco. It’s a magical place filled with SF-inspired treasures, gifted with love from the city to its curious little citizens of all shapes and sizes, kept free so that everyone can have a chance to participate.
I can just imagine it: I’d walk hand-in-hand with my parents up the hilly and quiet Corona Heights neighborhood, arriving at our destination at the top of the hill to a sweeping view of the entire city below – almost within reach, yet an entire world away. We would spread ourselves out on the lawn below the towering trees and munch on snacks while listening to the sound of birds all around us.
Afterwards, we would head into the museum and I would run straight into the animal room to say hi to the resident barn owl, hawk, raccoon, and turtles who are there to rehabilitate. I would pet the bunnies and guinea pigs (and one curious duck) on the little petting farm. Then I would race downstairs to what might be the world’s biggest model train exhibit and, while pretending to be Godzilla, proceed to wreck havoc on the miniature city’s miniature inhabitants! Roar!!!!
Oh and by the way, that’s exactly how our day unfolded
And afterwards, because we’re all about equal treatment of babies both human and furry, Puff got to roam around the hill behind Randall. Wait, did I mention how gorgeous the view here is (despite a little fog rolling in at this point)? Seriously, how did we get so lucky? Our home is beautiful.
Have yourselves a great weekend!