I haven't walked in a good two weeks. I thought, Allison, let's just jump into the deep end. So, I decided to walk up the side of Bernal Heights and then down the other.
What was I thinking??? This hill is steep!
It also makes for a challenging walk because it has a ton of little dead end roads which I had to double back on.
To get to the top of the hill on the west side, you have to climb a million stairs that wind through the backyards of homes. Think Telegraph Hill.
It's important to note that I did this in the dark. Probably not the smartest plan since there are few lights along the path.
I never felt threatened, in fact I think the neighborhood is super charming and kid-friendly. But, it was dark nonetheless, so I had my pepper spray in hand ready to spray down any monsters lurking in the bushes.
I never came across any monsters, but I did come across this house at the top of the hill that I WANT.
It not only has a really cool design, but it has THIS view from all the windows on the north side of the house.
I like Bernal Heights a great deal because it's:
2) inspiring; and
3) loves gardening as much as I do.
I'm gonna come back one day when I can actually see what's happening in the neighborhood garden. With a super awesome entry like this, the garden has to rock.