I spent my last weekend before summer school with some girlfriends over on the peninsula. We did the typical girl stuff: mani-pedis, chatted, dinner, chat chat chatted, played Scrabble (I LOVE Scrabble!) at the local pub, chatted, swapped good books and went to see Bridesmaids. Snort. Snicker. Oh, Lordy … the food poisoning scene … . Help me, Rhonda! This isn’t really a spoiler but well, people get food poisoning. That’s all I’ll say. It’s gross. It’s super funny! Don’t watch it with a full bladder.
And I loved Melissa McCarthy in this film. When she came on screen I wanted to yell “Sookie!” (from the “Gilmore Girls”.) Her role in Bridesmaids was the antithesis of Sookie and yet she was equally charming. I like her.
Anyway, I was able to take Lily with me for the weekend so she could hang out with other dogs and have her own canine girl-getaway. She, too, had a good time. On the way home we stopped off in Berkeley so I could do a little shopping and the dog could get out for a jaunt through Cesar Chavez Park.
Cesar Chavez Park is perched right on the Bay and is a popular spot for kite flying. There were some mega kites being flown today.
I loved these two, the octopus and the fish. They actually looked like they were swimming through water.
This octopus was HUGE! Even joggers stopped to watch it wave in the air. You couldn’t help but be a little awed by it.
Here’s the view of San Francisco from the park. Forgive my bad photos, but you get the idea. That dark cloudy mass that looks like smog is actually fog. It was a beautiful day.
One of the nice things about Cesar Chavez is that they have a sizable off-leash area for dogs. So, all along the trails we ran into roaming four-legged friends.
This little Jack Russell Terrier was a hoot.
He scrambled around the rocks and boulders like a big rat on speed. He was on a mission.
He was chasing these little squirrels of which there were many. Can you see the little fella? Despite their incredible camouflage they didn’t stand a chance against the Jack Russell.
Thank goodness Lily didn’t care about the squirrels too much. She was more interested in birds.
I, however, was more interested in the funky mushrooms …
… and strange flora.
Cesar Chavez Park is a quirky dog-friendly gem whether you’re flying kites, walking the dog or just sitting on a bench and taking in the amazing views.