Except that I slept in, underestimated the distance, and was famished.
As it turns out, the highlight of my day was not the trip to the crowded, expensive Academy of Science building, but a text exchange with a SF transplant and known foodie on a place to eat lunch. Tea of Tea & Cookies got me out of Sunset/Irving and over to Richmond for Burmese food at Burma Superstar. Knowing that the odds of me having Burmese were low, she let me know that the tea leaf salad is the food she craved most while away, which I promptly let the staff know.
The diminutive waitress assured me that I should also order the Nan Gyi Dok, a very mild coconut chicken curry over noodles, “Yes, it’s a lot of food, but you can take it with you!” As she mixed my salad at the table, she told me that her favorite way to eat it was with the coconut rice and when she returned to fill up the water at the table next to me dropped some at the table.
While I had a very small bit of noodles to take back to share with Victor (he never got them), I managed to eat the entire salad without noticing that the polite thing to do was scrap a little from the big plate to the little plate.
As far San Francisco, Golden Gate Park, the California Academy of Sciences, um, sure, it was pleasure to be back in a city I love more and more.
And my lensbaby? The wide angle didn’t arrive in time to take with me and it’s the first time I spent most of a day shooting with the double glass, which I’ve found hard to focus with. Worth it. I love it more and more, and it was fun to get up high in the DeYoung observation decks to try my hand at elevation shots.
But let’s get real: what will I remember most of this day, tea leaf salad.
Things I did after eating tea leaf salad