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The Noisy City We Love



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I love a good day trip or weekend getaway to San Francisco. A couple of weekends ago we took a trip to The City. One day we took the kids to the Exploratorium. I think the last time I was there was when I was in the 3rd grade. We were there for 4 hours and only experienced about 60% of the exhibits. It was amazing and loads of fun and we can’t wait to go back.

The kids also learned that city life is extremely noisy. They fell asleep to unconventional night-night music, a “heavy on the bass” sidewalk band on Union Square that played until 10pm. Then they were woken up at 6:30 to a picketing crew with their megaphones yelling, ”If we don’t get no justice, you won’t get no sleep!!!” NICE.

We listened to the same band from our hotel room the next evening and woke up at 6am to the Nike Women’s race, thousands of women piling into Union Square awaiting a 7am start time – full of screaming, music, and lights. So, at 6:30 both kids were watching out the windows of our Union Square hotel at all the racers. It was inspiring; but although all the noise of the city was very entertaining for the kids, we were extremely tired after our trip.

We took the kids to Khan Toke Thai House, which his located on Geary (around 24th – Outer Richmond). It’s extremely beautiful, the food is fantastic, and you have to take your shoes off to enter the dining area. At many of the tables you sit on pillows on the floor. It’s a great experience and the kids talked about it for days.

The sites, sounds, smells, and experiences of San Francisco are really special and our kids are fortunate to experience the variety San Francisco has to offer.

We have recently taken a few trips up to the Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. They just hosted one of their homeschool days on October 18th, so we took advantage of that!  We joined some of our friends and had such a memorable day.



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