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Chinatown, San Francisco

23 Aug

Today for lunch Lindsay and I decided to head up to Chinatown and explore the overwhelming stores.  The shops in Chinatown will shock you because they appear to be small little shops with one door openings but once you step in, it’s like your Alice in Wonderland transporting from the street to a huge indoor market full of trinkets.   OK, some may say junk but it’s really impressive what’s hidden in all the Chinatown crevices.  Here are a few things we found today at lunch.

All of the windows above the Chinatown shops have tons of clothing and/or artifacts hanging outside on display.

I thought this beaded rooster was quite interesting!

One of the neatest shops we found was a huge pet store!  It was about 3 or 4 stories tucked away with all sorts of interesting animals for sale.  This fish was twice as big as my head!

Chinatown is a pretty unique place to peruse.  If you decide to encounter it on your own, make a point to duck into a few stores because you will be very surprised at what you will find!

Lunch lounging

23 Aug

I don’t know what it is about fresh air that seems to be such a necessity in my 8+hour work day but I can’t go without getting outside for a little enjoyment of the sunshine and ocean breeze.  There are many different spots I like to explore and go “lunch lounging” as I like to call it.  One of my favorites is Justin Herman Plaza.  It’s packed with people around lunch but yet there is room for everyone to have their own space.  Lately I’ve been laying right by the fountain (in the picture below) which is pretty close to being under the zip line set-up they have going in the plaza.  It’s fun to watch people leap off the platform and screech with enjoyment for about 15 seconds.  I can also see the beautiful Ferry Building, the bay bridge, the water,  and the enormous concrete monsters called the Embarcadero centers.  It’s a great space to enjoy a lunch lounge if you will.

A little fresh air is also majorly conducive to a better day.  Try it and you will see 🙂