Green Tea and the Golden Gate Park
Last week I was in San Francisco with my boyfriend, an umbrella, and no agenda. So of course that means we spent an early morning wandering Golden Gate Park.
We took a long bus ride to the Golden Gate Park entrance near the rose garden and meandered our way through to my real reason for coming to the park: The Japanese Garden.
As much as I wanted to visit the garden when admission was free (M/W/F 8am-10am) I knew my boyfriend wasn't going to get out of bed in time. Thus, we paid the $8 admission fee but it was worth it. The ginko had turned bright yellow and were littering the ground thanks to the light right that had been falling all morning.
Both my boyfriend and I were suffering from pretty nasty colds (his just ending, mine just beginning) so we walked the gardens and then sat down at the tea house for a well-deserved hot tea. I ordered the Sencha, took out my book, and enjoyed the rain.
We didn't stay too long because the rain really started to pick up, and we ended up heading to the deYoung museum to seek better shelter.
Rain or shine, though, the Japanese Tea Garden is the perfect escape from the city and a much needed spirit boost.