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24 Hours Later…

Posted by Leanne on May 3, 2009

… I arrived at home.

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Crooked Street

Posted by Leanne on May 2, 2009

That morning, I sat at breakfast contemplating my last peanut butter and jelly bagel, knowing full well that next Saturday morning I would probably be sat at a kitchen table in York, eating  peanut butter and jam on toast.

But our flight wasn’t until later that day – still time to take one last stroll down (or up) the dampened and steep streets of San Francisco.  We headed for one particular street which on our map was simply labeled ‘Crooked Street’.

We knew that we had arrived before we could see it, because this ordinary residential street had a crowd of slightly moist tourists standing at the top of it taking photos.  I walked over to them and joined in:

Crooked Street, San Francisco

Crooked Street, San Francisco

Then walked to the bottom of it to take a better photo:

Crooked Street, San Francisco

Crooked Street, San Francisco

And then there was just time for a final slice of cheesecake before heading to the airport…

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Exploring the Exploratorium

Posted by Leanne on May 1, 2009

It was a rainy day, and rainy days on holiday usually mean boring museums.  Luckily for us, San Francisco is home to the Exploratorium which is about as far away from a boring museum as you can get.

I spent the day blinding myself with different coloured lights, working out how to connect the circuit board up so I could turn a lighbulb on, making water rings and bright coloured shadows, talking to computers, playing with mirrors and weird and wonderful musical instruments and elbowing small children out of the way so that I could have a go on the cool ‘surprise machine’.

I’m pleased to announce that I didn’t learn a single thing all day.

Brain Erasers at the Exploratorium, San Francisco

Brain Erasers at the Exploratorium, San Francisco

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