urban adventuring

September 22, 2010 at 11:56 am Leave a comment

Ian recently had an idea to mark every street that we walk in San Francisco on a map, with the end goal of eventually walking every street in the city. Systematic and documented activities? Be still my heart! I have met my match.

We didn’t start big and just stayed around the downtown area to shop, eat at my favorite Chinatown restaurant (Hang Ah’s), and see a movie (East A) at the Metreon. Here is what the map looked like at the end of the day – I’m looking forward to watching it turn yellow:

The route:

Some highlights of the day were shopping at the Westfield and Ben Sherman and browsing at the Ferrari Store where they apparently beat their employees with the greeter script, i.e.

Sales Clerk #1: Welcome to the largest Ferrari store in America! Where are you visiting us from?
Ian: …Oakland…
Sales Clerk #1: Is this your first time in San Francisco?
Ian: No…


Sales Clerk #1: [blank stare] We have an amazing sale downstairs blah blah etc. etc.
Sales Clerk #2: Welcome to the largest Ferrari store in America! Where are you visiting us from? We have an amazing sale…(blah blah etc etc)!

Please, Ferrari store, let your sales people off the leash!

We also dodged the crowds and eyeballed turtles during a Chinatown street festival

and had some fun in one of the Spirit Halloween stores (the best holidays are finally arriving!).

One thing I’m noticing a lot these days is the increasing awkwardness of the mannequins around the city. Case and point – H&M:

Could someone please give these guys a pee break?

And Bloomindales… an empty handed and empty headed gentleman. Ian let him borrow his phone.

The next day, we didn’t do much walking but we went to the SF flea market. That constituted another dot on the map.

More adventuring to come!

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