It’s April in San Francisco, which means you could be reading this on your tablet in the glow of the sun on a warm patch of green park grass, or in the darkness of the mid-afternoon while listening to a gloomy downpour outside your window. I love San Francisco despite the manic-depressive weather, and that means having the sand toys at the ready and having sanity saving solutions to spending the day inside as well. This “Out” & About is brought to you with the latter in mind.
Growing up in San Francisco the old California Academy of Sciences was one of my favorite places to go. Undoubtedly in part because it was the only place I knew of that sold Astronaut Ice Cream, but I have fond memories of the touch pool, the rickety shake table, and intensely staring at the earth’s rotation pendulum eagerly awaiting the next pin’s inevitable demise. As a mom now I love taking my daughter to CAoS and watching her develop her own preferences (we can’t leave without a stop to wave at the albino alligator) that I know she will remember fondly throughout her life.