Walk: Presidio Pickleball Distance: 2 miles, 1 hour pickleball
by Grade School Poet
Walk: Presidio Distance: 4 miles
|Familes and Friends Enjoying a Thanksgiving View from Inspiration Point, Presidio|
Let's see. So much to be thankful for. Today Ciwt will go with the way the Presidio Trust has managed and expanded the Presidio trails since the base was demilitarized. There are now more than 25 miles in the hiking and biking network filled with old growth greenery, scenic overlooks and spectacular vistas. All these layed out in an interesting way that offers many forks so that the biker or hiker like Ciwt can create a different route no matter how many outings they go on.
So often as she walks through the Presidio and San Francisco, Ciwt reflects on the fact that she did not start here. At a certain point she took the trail that led here, and that has made all the difference.
|Robert Frost, 1874 - 1963 (born in San Francisco)|
Walk: Grocery Stores in Hood Distance: 5 miles
Ciwt has been busy (almost) beating the crowds as she assembles the perfect single woman's upcoming Thanksgiving feast. Used to be that we had to buy and cook an entire turkey, mash the potatoes and make gravy ourselves, which, of course, many singles or couples or non-cooks didn't do. Then about 15 years ago, a nearby grocery store tried cooking and packaging small portions of Thanksgiving food and being open on Thanksgiving Day.
Great decision. Happy people came, one by one, or two by two in droves, and Thanksgiving Day has become the store's busiest and most profitable day of the year. And now they've started to make the food available a few days ahead. Another great decision for people who choose to stay home that day (with books and cats).
*Apologies to foodies.....
Walk: 1. Presidio Pickleball 2. Same as yesterday Distance: 1. 2.3 miles, 90 minutes pickleball 2. 3.5 miles, 1 hr pickleball
|Wayne Thiebaud, 1961|
|Wayne Thiebaud, Lunch Table, 1964, oil on canvas|
|Lunch Table (detail)|
|Wayne Thiebaud, Various Cakes, 1991, oil on canvas, 25" x 23"|
|Wayne Thiebaud, Ripley Ridge, 1977. Oil on canvas, 48 x 36"|
Wayne Thiebaud, River and Farms Study, 1995, oil on wood, 13 1/4" x 12"
Walk: Hood Distance: 4 miles, yoga stretch
So the other day (November 15 to be exact) the artist Wayne Thiebaud turned 100.
|Wayne Thiebaud (b. 1920), Lemon Meringue Pie, 1964|
Walk: 1. No, Sunday rest 2. CPMC, Presidio Pickleball 3. No, Rain 😄 4. Berggruen Gallery Distance: 1. .5 miles, small yoga 2. 4.5 miles, yoga stretch 3. Stretch 4. 4.4 miles, yoga
Four days!!! CIWT has been getting nowhere for four days. But this will end; stay tuned please.