Things to Do in San Francisco: Stuff Vintage and a Dog Park

Dog Park San Francisco

When you are a dog owner in a big city finding places to take your dog is like a treasure hunt. When I find a dog park that is gated I squeal with joy on the inside. I love that I can take Duke of his leash and let him run around. If you are sensing that I am one of “Those” dog owners, you are RIGHT. I am totally one of those dog owners that treats their dog like my child. I know its a little crazy and I’m sorry, I just love to watch him have a great time and be so dang happy. I’ll get back on track though, There is a dog park across the street from this amazing warehouse of vintage/thrift/flea market like shop called, “Stuff” And let me tell you, there is a lot of STUFF in Stuff. <– see what I did there?

So we ran around the Dog Park for a few minutes(it is also right next to the skate park) and then walked across the street to peruse inside Stuff.

I will warn you that much of it is super over priced and expensive, mainly the furniture. Each stall is owned/rented by a different person selling their wares(I really wanted to say stuff again, but like, common, I had to come up with a different word), and so the prices are based on what each person thinks their items are worth. With that being said, I did find a few stalls that were CRAZY expensive and a few that were reasonable.  It is still worth a look, and they’ve got a parking lot if you would like to park your car and load it up with…..wait for it….STUFF. 🙂

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Oh and did I mention, Dogs are Welcome! I asked Cody to make his, “OK are we done yet?” face… It looks really authentic… almost so authentic that I think he really was thinking, “Common Pam… LETS GO”DSCF1914

 

Sorry there aren’t more pictures… I think I got a little overwhelmed.

-PK

Things to do in San Francisco: Billy Goat Hill

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I kept hearing whispers of this Billy Goat Hill, and locals are a little protective of this place. It’s not easy to find and if you are a visiting tourist with limited time, I wouldn’t recommend coming here. It’s a little out of the way but if you live in San Francisco, this place is really fun. There isn’t much else to see here except the swing and when you come you will notice that people only walk to the swing and then come back up. More than likely though  you won’t see anyone.

A swing above the city? HECK YES. It had me a little nervous, but it was so fun! Now I present the pictures:DSCF2026

Here we all are, floating above the city… can you tell I look just a little nervous? DSCF2040

The swing and cityscape makes really fun pictures as well.DSCF2051

 

Now go! Go Swing!

 

-PK

 

 

 

Things to do in San Francisco: Legion of Honor

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I know I say this a lot but, I am pretty dang lucky to live in San Francisco. However, I find that I constantly feel like I am not taking advantage of this amazing place. Can you believe I’ve never visited the Legion of Honor, even after being told to visit several times while attending art school, I STILL never made it over there. Anyway, I finally went. The building itself is something to be seen. Lots of pillars, beautiful bits of sculptural architecture and of course lovely greenery surrounding. legion of honor picnic

I’m not really sure if the lovely people at the legion of honor really want people to picnic on their lush lawn or not, but that’s what we did. There was another family across the way doing the same thing so we felt like it was alright. It was a beautiful day and the perfect place to do it, we brought food from the store and just set up camp. After we were done we strolled into the museum full enough to fight off the temptation of the beautiful treats in the museum’s cafe.      If you are interested though, totally go check out the beautiful sweet treats in the cafe, they are little works of art too!legion of honor picnic

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Inside you will find mostly sculptural works by Rodin as well as a vast collection of paintings. It took us about an hour and a half to walk through the whole place, but we were also a little rushed for time so I *think* we could have spent more time there.DSCF1997 DSCF1991I have always been a fan of the SF MoMA but while it is under construction this is a great place to visit to get your art on. On the bottom floor of the Legion of Honor the SF MoMA’s Matisse collection is on loan to view as well. If you are looking for other places to visit SF MoMa’s collection while they are closed check HERE. For anyone who is curious about the SF MoMA expansion, it is not due to open until 2016 *sad face* but have you seen what the new building is going to look like? The expansion will include a dedicated photography gallery, which obviously makes me super happy.

I know I am missing a long list of other great places that I need to visit in San Francisco.

 

-PK

Weekend Snaps

Who doesn’t love a long weekend?! Here are some pictures of how I spent my long weekend 🙂Uhaul with snakes

We helped my boss and his wife move into their new home on Saturday. Check out our Uhaul with snakes on it. DSCF2070It turns out that I am not very helpful when moving, but I did direct pretty well. I think I should start weight lifting so I can help lift heavy furniture next time.DSCF2082

I checked out San Francisco Zine Fest on Saturday, I had no idea what to expect.San Francisco Zine Fest

I picked up a few Zines and cards while I was there. I haven’t finished reading through them but I’ll add a review if anyone is curious about them. DSCF2092

We stopped in Petsmart and Cody had fun saying hello to all the cats. I could never own a cat, but there are cute sometimesDSCF2097

I thought I would close this with Duke looking majestic as usual. Hope everyone had an amazing weekend.

-PK

Happy Birthday Four Barrel

I happened to have Wednesday off work and I didnt want it to go to waste(having a weekday off is SUPER rare). When I heard that Four Barrel was having a 6th Birthday celebration with perks such as: a petting Zoo, Dance Dance Revolution, a photo booth, and FREE COFFEE (not just pour over’s, like EVERYTHING on the menu was free!) I knew I had to go check it out. I hardly ever go to the Mission, so it was a nice little change of scenery. four barrel coffeeThe Petting Zoo was the cutest thing ever!DSCF2008

I just couldn’t get enough of this little guy. His little eye’s were so cute!DSCF2010DSCF2013

The inside was even festive!photoDSCF2067

And of course we had to get photos inside the photo booth 🙂 What silly fun it was, Thanks Four Barrel for letting me snuggle some cute animals, have a good time and drink some delicious coffee. 🙂

 

-PK