“Expect the unexpected and go with the flow”My motto 👍🏼
A cancelled flight delayed our New Zealand trip and gave us an unplanned Saturday in San Francisco.
We took a Lyft from Doubletree Burlingame to Golden Gate Park. Turning what was supposed to be Day 1 at Hot Water Beach in Coromandel into a day at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco! Making the most out of an unforeseen situation. 👍🏼
There’s so much to see as you walk Golden Gate Park. https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/dutch-windmill
I was surprised to see bison grazing in Golden Gate Park. https://goldengatepark.com/buffalo-paddock.html
The walk around the park is like a mini adventure, there’s so many different landscapes within Golden Gate Park as well as neighborhoods. https://www.google.com/amp/s/goldengatepark.com/the-waterfalls-of-golden-gate-park.html/amp
The botanical gardens are organized by geographical region and we took a stroll through the Australia and New Zealand garden to get a head start on what we’ll be seeing in NZ. 🤣 https://www.sfbg.org
Relaxing and enjoyable as we walked through the many gardens, although their $12 weekend entry fee is a bit steep 😐
Sniffing and viewing the beautiful blooms in the Fragrance Garden which encourages you to touch and smell. ❤️
Spreckels Temple of Music https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/spreckels-temple-of-music
Japanese Tea Garden https://goldengatepark.com/japanese-tea-garden.html
San Tung restaurant had a line out the door. My name is on the list as #62, party of 3; they just called #16. What do you think my chances are?😂🤣 Will have to try their chicken wings some other time. https://www.theinfatuation.com/san-francisco/reviews/san-tung-chinese-restaurant
Sriracha Thai Cuisine appeared unassuming with none of the crowds and activity surrounding San Tung Chinese Restaurant, so we stepped in and were glad we did. My favorite was the Chef’s Specialty; Kanah Moo Krob. The crispy pork belly with Chinese broccoli had a little heat from their garlic chili & black bean sauce. http://www.srirachathaicuisine.com
Got a ride back to hotel to retrieve our luggage, shuttled to SFO and boarded the Saturday night flight to Auckland. https://youtu.be/pDa8lVtn_Gg
United Flight 917 San Francisco to Auckland; 13 hours, 2 movies, 2 meals and a snack.
Auckland here we come 👍🏼