Wednesday, August 31, 2011

2.8 miles in Excelsior

I'm trying to figure out how to describe the Excelsior neighborhood. 

It's similar to the Mission, but mellower. 
Like the Mission, Excelsior has ample murals and neighborhood pride.

It also has several schools, including the City Arts & Technology School.

Naples Street. Oops. 

There's low, and then there's LOW.

Judging by the amazing animals peeking out from the curtains of this mysterious establishment, I am indeed sorry that they are closed.  Does anyone know what this place is on Paris and Brazil Streets?

1.5 miles in Bernal Heights

This was, admittedly, a rather short hiatus.  I just couldn't help myself - the weather was too nice this weekend to stay indoors.

I decided to hit the south side of Bernal Heights hill.  It's funky.

I'm not as afraid of Paulina as I am of that little doll.

But if you want REALLY creepy dolls, you need to head on down to the Alemany Flea Market, quite possibly the greatest flea market in the world.

This flea market is huge and loaded with all sorts of treasures.

If you're looking for a sparkly green wig head, this flea market has one.

Same goes for an alligator head...

...and a gnarly violin.

My brother approves of the plethora of musical instruments at the flea market.  We'll definitely be back. 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Taking a Hiatus...

Surprise! I had a baby last week.  Yeah, I know...It came as a surprise to me as well in that she was seven weeks early and is having to spend some time in the hospital to bulk up. Her name is Annika and she's doing fantastically well, though, so should be heading home soon.  I'm happy to report that she has strong legs so will make an excellent walking buddy in a few years.

 Until then, I have a Bumbleride Indie to keep us moving.  It will be a few weeks before we can hit the streets, but when we do I will be sure to report here on our maiden voyage. 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

JULY STATS: 15.3 miles

JULY 2011: 15.3 miles
SINCE I STARTED: 547.8 miles

Yay me! I'm improving my mileage after my slump earlier this year.  AND I explored some new neighborhoods this month like Mission Bay and Dogpatch.  July = fun walking!