3.1 miles in West Portal
Here's how this walk went down: I decided I wanted to watch The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo at the little indi theater in Stonestown but a friend could only drive me as far as Noriega and 19th Ave. So I walked the difference, getting a little side-tracked along the way.
The weather could have been nicer.
But I'm not complaining because the walk was fine. I take a picture of this wall every time I walk past it on 19th Ave. It begs the question: Could the original graffitti have been any worse to look at?
This is becoming a theme.
I really like the West Portal neighborhood. It has a nice mix of stores and restaurants.
It also ends the ongoing debate of fake v. real grass.
I think some poetry should be written about this scene. Something like:
Cat's cradle of electricity,
Stops dead in the tracks.
Houses blue with envy,
As fog rolls in fast.
It needs work.
This place is a little spooky and mysterious to walk around. I googled it and learned that it was built by Christian Scientists in 1930 as a nursing facility. Since 1973, it has been called Arden Wood (http://www.ardenwood.org/about_us.html). Very interesting...
You know what else is very interesting? The walking conditions on Junipera Serra and Sloat.
While I was trying to figure out how to navigate through the construction work on the sidewalk, I spotted the Waldorf High School, sunken back from the road.
I made it to the theather just in time to watch the 8pm movie. And, I must say, that I thoroughly enjoyed The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Subtitled, and all. Oh, and this theather by Stonestown is FUNKY. You need to go watch something there!