Saturday, July 27, 2013

Saturday's 12-mile training walk

This morning's route

We had another fun 12-mile walk this morning. It was a foggy, cooler day - typical San Francisco Summer weather (which I prefer over hot, any day!).

We met at 7:00 and headed out from the Warming Hut, through the Presidio, and out to Arguello.

This is the same spot from where I took the photo of which my "Warming Hut" painting is based. Thought it would be fun to contrast that sunny day to today's foggy morning. The Golden Gate Bridge is hiding behind all that fog!

Linda and Sandy in their cute matching pants! Twinsies!

We walked through Golden Gate Park, and stopped to admire the amazing Dahlias at the Conservatory of Flowers.

Beautiful Dahlias!

The Conservatory of Flowers in Golden Gate Park

We walked through the AIDS Memorial Grove - one of my favorite places in Golden Gate Park. It's always so peaceful and tranquil there.

Plaque at entrance of the AIDS Memorial Grove

We walked out of the park, all the way to the Coast, and walked along the Great Highway. Apparently, every Saturday morning from 10:00-11:00am is "Small Dog Day" at Ocean Beach - dozen of small dogs under 15 pounds were frolicking along the beach!!! So cute!!

Small Dog Day at Ocean Beach

We had our second break at the Land's End Visitor Center, then walked the Land's End Trail.

Linda, Peggy, Judy and Sandy walking Land's End Trail

We also passed by a couple of plein air painters!

plein air painter

We walked up, up, up, then down the stairs in Land's End.

here come the walkers, rounding the corner!

We walked back to Lincoln Blvd, under the Golden Gate Bridge, and back to the Warming Hut.

It was a really nice walk. We'll be doing another 12 miles tomorrow morning!

today's stats

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